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Legal Advocate (Temporary)

Department: Legal Programs
Location: El Paso, TX

Position Summary:

KIND seeks to hire several bilingual law school graduates to provide core legal services including Know-Your-Rights orientations, legal screenings, and case assessments to unaccompanied children in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlementís Emergency Intake Site at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX.  Law graduates will work closely with a legal team and under the supervision of a licensed attorney. This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates interested in practicing immigration and/or child advocacy to receive hands on experience and training.  Law school graduates with relevant clinical experience encouraged to apply.   

Essential Functions:

  • Provide Know-Your-Rights orientations, individual legal screenings, case consultations, and referrals to unaccompanied children placed at Ft. Bliss EIS;
  • Under the supervision of a licensed staff attorney, assist in providing guidance to senior paralegals, paralegals, and/or other non-attorney staff as needed including:
    • Daily support on substantive legal issue that arise; and
    • Ensuring delivery of high-quality, child-centered and trauma-informed services. 
  • In coordination with team members, develop and implement program procedures including scheduling, case flow, and data tracking systems to ensure consistent delivery of services to a high-volume of children;
  • Help implement on-site programming with external volunteers and pro bono partners;
  • Ensure entry of timely, accurate, and detailed case data into KINDís case management systems.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • J.D. and applicant for admission to a state bar
  • Experience in immigration law, including serving clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, and T visas;.
  • Experience working with children or adolescents, preferably immigrant and refugee children, and/or working with vulnerable populations, survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma; experience working with detained individuals desired.
  • Advanced fluency in the Spanish language.
  • Strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task, and work independently.

Salary Range: $58,040 - $72,540 dependent on experience.





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