The Irish International Immigrant Center seeks a highly motivated immigration attorney with experience and expertise in immigration and nationality law; and excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. The immigration attorney will provide expert legal consultation to clients on immigration and citizenship concerns and
manage existing cases, as well as, take on new cases. This is a full-time role. The attorney will report to the Director of Legal Services.
Provide immigration and citizenship advice, assistance, and representation to
IIIC clients and potential clients within the guidelines established for the
Immigration Legal Services program.
Conduct new client intakes assessing eligibility at the IIIC’s citizenship clinics,
and provide full representation to applicants for naturalization.
Conduct intake clinics and provide representation through partnership programs
with women’s shelters, healthcare facilities, and schools.
Provide full representation in family and humanitarian immigration cases.
Zealously advocate on behalf of clients and provide high-quality legal services to
Follow department protocols for cases and consultations.
Participate in the IIIC's advocacy efforts.
Attend periodic community evening intake clinics in Downtown Boston,
Dorchester, South Boston, and Brighton.
Consult with Director of Legal Services and other colleagues on legal and case
Maintain accurate, up-to-date files, statistics, and records on clients and cases.
Maintain professional and ethical standards in all legal activities, including
interactions with clients, record keeping, and legal filings.
Support clients in accessing other IIIC programs and services in collaboration
with Education, Wellness and Inclusion staff.
Provide case examples, statistical and other data for use in advocacy and
Participate in departmental and agency-wide meetings, planning activities,
trainings, events, etc. as appropriate.
Support the IIIC mission and the efforts of other IIIC programs.
Provide reports as required by the Director of Legal Services.
Perform other tasks as required by the Director of Legal Services.
Commitment to the overall mission and values of the IIIC;
J.D. or LL.M. degree with admission to the bar of any state;
Minimum of two years of experience handling immigration and/or citizenship
A team player with strong collaboration skills:
Fluency in Spanish, French, Portuguese or Haitian Creole preferred.
ABOUT THE IRISH INTERNATIONAL IMMIGRANT CENTER
The Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) was founded in 1989 by a group of immigrants committed to helping empower immigrants and refugees from more than 120 countries by providing the legal, educational and wellness support they need to build successful lives. Building on our Irish roots of welcoming others, social justice and human rights, we help 3500 newcomers annually find community, and we stand up for immigration policies that are humane and just. America is a nation of immigrants, and despite the current political climate, we are proud to continue the tradition of welcoming immigrants to this country and working together to create a better future for all. Our vision is of a shared society where all people are welcomed and valued and enjoy equal opportunities and protections. For more information on the Irish International Immigrant Center please visit www.iiicenter.org .
WORKING AT THE IIIC
Our staff of thirty bring enthusiasm and a commitment to our mission and to the work they do at the Center. We work – and sometimes play – as a team. Our generous benefits package includes 14 holidays, 20 vacation days and 5 sick days. Health benefits, 12 weeks paid family leave, and a matching 3% of salary contribution toward a 403b plan are offered to anyone working 20 hours per week or more.
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Immigration Attorney” in the subject line.
Application Deadline: Rolling (we will interview applicants as we receive resumes until the position is filled).
The Irish International Immigrant Center is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for all and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, creed or religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. We encourage applications from all those interested and qualified.