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Removal Defense Attorney

Job in Portland - Multnomah County - OR Oregon - USA
Full Time position
Listed on 2018-12-26
Salary 50000 USD Yearly USD 50000 YEAR
Job specializations:
  • Law/Legal
    Entry Level Law, International Law, Lawyer, Law Graduate
  • Non-Profit
Job Description & How to Apply Below
POSITION:          Removal Defense Attorney
WAGE:          $50,000 – $52,500 per year (DOE)
LOCATION:          Asian Family Center (AFC) – 8040 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
APPLY AT:          (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below) – Attach resume, cover letter and three references, with a writing sample to the IRCO application form – An IRCO Application is required
STATUS:          Full-Time/Regular with Benefits
PROGRAM(S):          Immigration Legal Services (ILS)
OPENING DATE:       December 21, 2018
CLOSING DATE:        Open until filled
LANGUAGE:              Bilingual in English and another language – Spanish preferred
IRCO Legal Services envisions a safe, welcoming, and inclusive Oregon for immigrants and refugees. Our work is focused on creating more access to immigration legal services that provides security and stability to our most vulnerable community members.  

We seek to hire a full time immigration Removal Defense Attorney (“RDA”). The RDA will provide direct representation to immigrants and refugees who are facing removal (also known as deportation).

• Research, prepare, and litigate cases for low income clients facing removal
• Provide monthly pro se workshops to those facing removal but who do not immediately qualify for direct representation under the Equity Corps program
• Conduct staff and community education and training on removal and other immigration issues
• Support IRCO Legal Services and the larger organization in coordinating an agency wide response to immigration issues
• Communicate and collaborate with immigration community navigators and local non-profit legal service providers, in particular, Innovation Law Lab which serves as the Equity Corps clearinghouse
• Assist with other projects and duties as assigned
Position Requirements
Doctorate,   3 to 4 Years work experience
• Culturally responsive with the ability to work with diverse immigrant and refugee populations
• Strong legal research, writing, and verbal advocacy skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
• Ability to function in a positive manner in a demanding work environment, to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, to            respond to priorities and schedules that change frequently
• Ability to meet multiple, sometimes conflicting deadlines
• Strong organizational, analytical, and decision-making abilities
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and make good judgments
• Strong intercultural, interpersonal and organizational communication skills
• Punctuality, good attendance, and ability to work flexible hours to meet the availability of clients
• Ability to use basic office equipment, telephone, copy machine, fax machine, and computer
• Ability to sit, stand, walk, drive, talk on the phone and/or use computer for long periods
• Possess a valid driver's license and verification of current auto-insurance, and have full use of automobile during work hours
• Participate in staff meetings, trainings, committees, and volunteer activities to support IRCO’s goals

Applications are accessible on the IRCO website, (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below) or IRCO’s main office, 10301 NE Glisan, Portland, OR  97220, 503-234-1541.  Attach resume, cover letter and three references, with a writing sample to the IRCO application form.  This position requires the completion of an IRCO application.  Materials submitted without a completed application are considered incomplete and will not be considered.  Due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to contact each applicant.  We may not be able to return calls regarding the status of your application. If selected for an interview, we will contact you by telephone.

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is a non-profit organization established in 1976 to serve immigrants, refugees, and the broader community in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society. Find out more at  

Required Language Skills:
  • English - Very good
Additional Information / Benefits
IRCO extends benefits to employees whose status is designated as:
 Full Time Regular: Employees working a regularly scheduled 40-hour work week.
 Part Time Regular: Employees working a regularly scheduled work week of less than 40 hours per week but more than 20 hours per week.
Paid time off, Holiday pay begin upon hire and can be used immediately. Medical, dental, vision, life Insur-ance, disability insurance, flexible spending, transportation account and AFLAC begin the first day of the month after 30 days of employment. Eligible employees may enroll in the 401k plan 4 times per year at the beginning of the next quarter January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and October 1st.
Contact Information
Contact Name: Irco - Immigrant And Refugee Community Organization
Contact Phone: 9712716415
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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