TEMPORARY BILINGUAL (Spanish-English) IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

 For more than 35 years, Ayuda has been the DC area’s leading source of multilingual legal and social services for thousands of low-income immigrants in the areas of immigration, human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault.  Ayuda seeks to hire a temporary, bilingual Immigration Attorney to serve for a period of approximately 8 months to manage a caseload of predominately humanitarian based immigration cases on behalf of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct legal intakes and provide legal advice & counsel on humanitarian based immigration matters, including, but not limited to asylum, VAWA petitions, and U and T Visa applications;
  • Provide direct legal representation before USCIS, USICE, and EOIR to domestic violence and sexual assault clients in Immigration matters listed above;
  • Represent Ayuda at local coalition meetings and participate in local and national advocacy initiatives;
  • Conduct trainings to area service providers and outreach presentations to potential client groups;
  • Assist with the preparation and submission of grant applications and reports; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications and Experience:

  • J.D. and active membership in the bar of any US state or territory (membership in the Maryland or Virginia Bar desirable)
  • At least 2 years of experience in the field of immigration
  • Fluent Spanish REQUIRED
  • Fluency in French, in addition to Spanish, is highly desirable.

 Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance.

 Location: 6925B Willow Street, NW, Washington, DC  20012

 To Apply: On or before February 15, 2012, email the following to Christina Wilkes, Legal Director at christina@ayuda.com:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information of 3 professional references