Asylum Attorney in Miami, FL
Church World Service (CWS) Miami, FL
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February 7, 2023
Church World Service (CWS)
Staff Attorney The candidate will provide legal representation to clients by the terms of the firm's contracts with the funding sources. This position is responsible for case file reviews, court representation, and service provision. The position will be based out of our Miami-Dade County Office. Conduct intake interviews with clients; prepare clients for court appearances and/or USCIS interviews. Ensure adequate representation for the firm's clients at USCIS and EOIR, including Immigration Interviews, Asylum Hearings; Master/Individual Calendar Hearings; and submission of briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals. May be required to appear on behalf of clients from all three of the South Florida offices at the immigration court and USCIS. Negotiate with USCIS officers and Supervisors at local District Offices or Service Centers to rectify problems faced by clients. Draft supplemental statements, rebuttals to Notices of Intent to Deny, and Requests for Evidence; prepare and file immigration applications and motions; prepare other ancillary immigration papers, including Freedom of Information Act requests. Properly manage client appointments and professional duties to ensure thorough and professional representation of client interests. Conduct weekly file reviews to ensure that all case files are maintained appropriately as pertains to professional service delivery. Supervise support staff personnel to ensure achievement of daily activities as they pertain to Staff Attorney duties. Ensure adequate review of immigration forms completed by the legal staff. Represent the firm's/IRP at community-based organization meetings, and various Task Force meetings, related to immigration issues. Respond to requests for information posed by Staff and other legal service providers, as appropriate. Conduct legal research to support filed immigration applications. Provide legal and programmatic information for the development of grant applications and new programs on behalf of IRP legal and immigration services. Promote the firm's legal program through various media including newspapers, radio, and television. Coordinate and plan outreach activities to achieve program goals. Perform other related duties and special projects, as requested.
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