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ProBAR Senior Staff Attorney - HRL

TX ProBAR, 202 South First Street, Harlingen, Texas, United States of America Req #293
Sunday, September 15, 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 legal services to migrants returned to Matamoros, Mexico to wait for their
immigration hearings under the Migrant Protection Protocols/Remain in Mexico policy. The position will work out of ProBAR's office in Harlingen, Texas and in temporary office space in the nearby border city of Brownsville.
 


Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities

  • Provide direct representation to migrants who will have their cases heard at the soft tent "port court" in Brownsville, Texas, as permitted by current funding contract(s).
  • Develop strategies for providing legal information and services to migrants who will have their cases heard at the soft tent "port court" in Brownsville. 
  • Provide general information and workshops to migrants who will have their cases heard at the soft tent “port court” in Brownsville, Texas.
  • Screen cases for potential direct representation or pro bono placement.
  • Engage with pro bono volunteers.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Required Qualifications & Interests

  • Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in a U.S. state or territory or Accreditation, as required in order to appear as representative before immigration court.
  • Three years of experience in representing clients in removal proceedings
  • Fluency in English and Spanish in written and spoken forms.


Preferred Qualifications & Interests  

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 non-profit experience, particularly involving field work.
 

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
  • Required Education Doctorate
  • TX ProBAR, 202 South First Street, Harlingen, Texas, United States of America