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CILA - Senior Staff Attorney

TX CILA, Houston, Texas, United States of America Req #122
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world.  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.

Accountable for providing individual technical assistance, training, and relevant resources to legal services staff and pro bono attorneys representing children in their immigration case in Texas. 
 

Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities   

Provides individual technical assistance to legal services staff and pro bono attorneys as required by current funding contract(s).

Provides training to legal services staff and pro bono attorneys on relevant issue areas.

Participates in working group meetings and calls for legal services staff and pro bono attorneys on specific topics related to children's immigration cases.

Creates resources relevant to children's immigration practice for use by legal services staff and pro bono attorneys. 

Assists in timely communications to legal services staff and pro bono attorneys, including posts to the CILA website.

Assists in efforts to engage the pro bono community.

Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications & Interests (BQIs) 

Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

Licensed to practice law in a U.S. state or territory.
 

Preferred Qualifications & Interests (PQIs) 

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 work experience with children, particularly from Central America. 

Prior non-profit experience.  

The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 25
  • Required Education Doctorate
  • TX CILA, Houston, Texas, United States of America