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Immigration Attorney

Catholic Charities New Hampshire

Catholic Charities New Hampshire is one of the largest non-profit social services agencies, serving 1-in-12 New Hampshire residents and helping them overcome major life obstacles, build independence and move their lives forward. Programs include Counseling Services, The New Hampshire Food Bank, The CareGivers, Our Place, Parish & Community Services, Immigration Legal Services and the St. Charles School. For more information, please visit www.cc-nh.org.


Catholic Charities New Hampshire is looking for an Immigration Attorney to join our team of dedicated professionals in our Immigration and Refugee Services Office in Nashua. Our organization has been recognized and accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) since 1994 and we are committed to serving every client with compassion and respect.

As an attorney for Immigration and Refugee Services you will provide legal immigration representation to our clients and give information, referral, and advocacy services to families and individuals in accordance with established policies and procedures. This is a grant funded position under VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) and will work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Requirements:
  • Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from an accredited educational program
  • Bar Membership and two years of experience in Immigration Law required
  • Certified or eligible for certification from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) 
  • Strong knowledge of the Judicial System
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish (read, write and speak) preferred
  • Ability to work with individuals of varied backgrounds, to be flexible and have personal integrity
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations
  • Understands and honors confidentiality requirements
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office products
  • Must have ability to travel to/attend meetings outside of the Nashua Office location

Physical Demands

  • Sitting, standing, bending, lifting, stretching and moving within designated work area
  • Close and distance vision, ability to distinguish color, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to hear average or normal conversations and receive information
  • Visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents
Responsibilities:
  • Working within the direction of the Managing Attorney of Immigration and Refugee Services you will participate in the development of policies, strategies and goals for the department and for the activities of the agency.
  • Maintain an active caseload as assigned by the Managing Attorney
  • Casework includes, but is not limited to: Removal proceedings and relevant relief, adjustment of status, refugee adjustments naturalization, political asylum, waivers of admissibility, consulate processing, visa petitions, and employment authorization 
  • Complete all required case documentation meeting the highest level of professional and ethical standards
  • Interview clients from all walks of life and other cultures with respect and understanding
  • Provide testimony at the New Hampshire General Court on Immigration policies and provide United States Congress with vital data on immigration issues in New Hampshire
  • Represent clients before USCIS and Immigration Court
  • Conduct needs assessments and home visits where necessary
  • Collaborate with others and interact with legal, BIA accredited personnel, paralegals and other staff in a professional and respectful manner
  • As directed you will assume responsible for day-to-day supervision, support and evaluation of office volunteers, employees, and interns. 
  • Represent Catholic Charities NH on various boards and committees as assigned by the Managing Attorney of Immigration and Refugee Services as well as attend various luncheons and meetings involving educating staff, volunteers, and the public.
How to Apply:

If you are someone who appreciates and cares for the welfare of individuals and families in need, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirments to Kevin Spillane at kspillane@nh-cc.org.

Job Location:

Nashua

Date Added: May 28, 2019

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