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Asylum Staff Attorney
The Luminus Network for New Americans is a DOJ recognized nonprofit that empowers immigrants and refugees by providing programs and direct services that help them access community resources and opportunities. The Asylum Staff Attorney will be responsible for direct management of our partnership with Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE) where s/he will provide immigration legal services for asylum seekers and other forced migrants.
The Asylum Staff Attorney will assist 40 forced migrants to access immigration relief through low and pro representation. Services will be provided out of AWE's offices in Northeast Baltimore, and will include a determination of appropriate legal relief and accompaniment to immigration court hearings and asylum interviews.
The Asylum Staff Attorney will be expected to maintain outstanding relations with AWE, possess a strong knowledge of immigration laws and issues, educate the local community about immigration-related matters, and occasionally conduct outreach.
The Asylum Staff Attorney will be supervised by the Luminus Managing Attorney and will be expected to participate in check-ins and staff meetings. This is a full time, non-exempt position.
Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s and law degree from an accredited law school with a license to practice law in at least one state required
3-5 years of experience practicing immigration law, including representation in immigration court
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and database management
Excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving
Multi-lingual candidates preferred, with a preference for Spanish speakers
Deep commitment to working with forced migrants
Establish pro and low bono legal services to indigent asylum seekers and other forced migrants in collaboration with AWE
In partnership with AWE social work team, identify asylum seekers and other forced migrants and their children with compelling legal relief, without the ability to secure representation on their own, and with urgent filing deadlines.
Ensure access to competent and timely immigration legal services to the most vulnerable asylum seekers and other forced migrants seeking asylum and other forms of relief in immigration court
In collaboration with AWE, develop and monitor intake procedures, case acceptance policies, and caseload targets and limits
Ensure program data is collected consistently, managed appropriately and reported in a timely manner
Follow-up on cases and update clients in a timely manner
Compile reports as directed by Managing Attorney, particularly for donors
Maintain certifications and/or licenses and attend ongoing trainings to retain knowledge of immigration law.
Network and build relationships with other community based legal service providers in the area to support advocacy efforts
In addition to the skills above, the Asylum Staff Attorney should be creative and adaptive in meeting the needs of clients in today’s political and COVID19 environment, and should excel in his/her role as a problem solver as s/he addresses the protection needs of the immigrants we serve.
Celebrating 40 years of serving the immigrant and foreign-born community with legal assistance, language translations and interpretations and one-on-one
information and referral assistance, FIRN, Inc.'s name changed to Luminus Network, Inc. The immigrant story is the American story. We envision a community that welcomes New American neighbors, values their culture, understands and addresses their needs, celebrates their achievements and elevates their voices. We serve 3,000 people annually with individuals from 90 countries.