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Immigration Staff Attorney

Employer

  • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic

Location

17 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Website

http://www.dvlcchicago.org/

Description

DVLC is seeking an Immigration Staff Attorney to work in our Extended Services Division. The successful candidate will:

  • Provide high quality representation for survivors of domestic violence seeking domestic violence-related immigration remedies
  • Manage a case load of ongoing U Visa and VAWA cases
  • Deliver services according to principles of trauma-informed care
  • Perform intake functions, interviewing potential clients to evaluate case for representation
  • During initial interview, provide advice and brief services as appropriate
  • Maintain client files, noting all deadlines, communications and other relevant information
  • Coordinate with agency’s Client Support Coordinator and other colleagues to ensure that client receives seamless, holistic services
  • Supervise volunteers including attorneys, students and interns
  • Participate in agency staff meetings and other required events
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Licensed to practice law in Illinois
  • Highly proficient in Spanish, including ability to interview and represent clients with limited or no-English speaking abilities
  • Must have completed or be willing to complete 40 hour Domestic Violence training
  • Familiarity with principles of trauma-informed care and willingness to complete additional training
  • Immigration law experience preferred
  • Ability to develop and implement short and long-term litigation strategies
  • Strong self-motivation and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines

About the organization

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic serves survivors of domestic violence who need legal assistance.

We use our location at the Cook County Domestic Violence Courthouse (555 W. Harrison, Chicago) to provide same-day services for people who need Orders of Protection. Our intake hours are Monday - Friday, from 8:30-1:30 (or until we reach capacity).     

To apply for our Order of Protection services, come to our office during our intake hours to complete an intake. We suggest arriving as close to 8:30 as possible. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to represent you. DVLC also provides comprehensive family law services and representation for undocumented domestic violence survivors seeking relief under VAWA or through a U-VISA.

To apply for family law or immigration assistance, please call our office at 312-325-9155.