Interim Managing Attorney

Atlanta, GA
Full Time
01-09-2019
Practice Areas: Immigration Exp.: 3 - 8 Years
Description:
KIND seeks an Interim Managing Attorney to manage and oversee the provision of pro bono legal representation and direct representation of unaccompanied children through KIND’s network of major law firms, and corporate and law school partners in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as by in-house attorneys at KIND’s Atlanta field office. The position’s duties include supervising the work and staff of KIND’s Atlanta field office; serving as a regional focal point in striving to implement KIND’s vision of ensuring that no child appear in immigration court alone; promoting volunteer support through outreach to and cultivation of relationships with local law firms, corporate legal departments, and other possible sources of pro bono representation; and serving as the field office primary liaison with KIND’s headquarters.

Educational & Experience Requirements
Three to eight years of experience working in immigration law which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas and T visas;

Required Skills
  • A licensed attorney, preferably in Georgia;
  • Prior supervisory experience;
  • Experience working in immigration law;
  • Experience working in family law is a plus;
  • Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma;
  • A strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Excellent writing and public speaking/training skills;
  • An understanding of the private law firm and corporate pro bono culture and the ability to be a well-respected and effective representative of the program to all stakeholders;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to handle multiple demands in a busy work environment;
  • Spanish speaking preferred but not required.

Reports To
Co-Director of Legal Services

Primary Responsibilities
Responsibilities of the Managing Attorney will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Supervise KIND legal and program staff in Atlanta with support from KIND’s Co-Director of Legal Services, Deputy Director of Legal Services, and other Legal Services Management staff;
  • Assist in the development of strategies to increase pro bono representation of unaccompanied immigrant children;
  • Match child clients with pro bono and in-house attorneys;
  • Recruit, train, and provide hands-on mentorship to volunteer attorneys representing unaccompanied children in immigration matters;
  • Assist in developing and managing KIND relationships with law firms and corporate counsel;
  • Oversee the provision of direct representation services to clients;
  • Coordinate day to day office management and administration including ensuring data integrity.
  • Ensure compliance with all grant and funding requirements;
  • Serve as a liaison between the Atlanta field office and KIND’s headquarters in Washington D.C.

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