Senior Staff Attorney - Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project, ABA

The South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) empowers detained immigrants through high-quality legal education and representation. Located in Harlingen, Texas, ProBAR serves adults and unaccompanied children in immigration detention in the Rio Grande Valley.

Position:
The ABA and ProBAR (the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project) are hiring a Senior Staff Attorney to provide legal services to migrants returned to Matamoros, Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols/Remain in Mexico policy, as well as a staff attorney for the pro bono initiative.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct representation to migrants who will have their cases heard at the soft tent "port court" in Brownsville, Texas, as permitted by current funding contract(s)
  • Develop strategies for providing legal information and services to migrants who will have their cases heard at the soft tent "port court" in Brownsville
  • Provide general information and workshops to migrants who will have their cases heard at the soft tent “port court” in Brownsville, Texas
  • Screen cases for potential direct representation or pro bono placement
  • Engage with pro bono volunteers
  • Performs other related duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in a U.S. state or territory or Accreditation, as required in order to appear as representative before immigration court
  • Three years of experience in representing clients in removal proceedings
    Fluency in English and Spanish in written and spoken forms
  • Licensed to practice law and member in good standing of State Bar of Texas
  • Prior volunteer, community, or work experience regarding immigration or detention
  • Prior non-profit experience, particularly involving field work.

Benefits:

 The ABA offers competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more.

How to Apply:
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