Supervising Attorney
Description

 

About the Organization


Canal Alliance exists to break the generational cycle of poverty for Latino immigrants and their families by lifting barriers to their success. Canal Alliance is a nonprofit champion of immigrants who are challenged by a lack of resources and an unfamiliar environment. Every day, we educate, empower, support, and partner with motivated immigrants to best meet all their unique needs—from putting food on the table, to becoming American citizens, to learning English, to graduating from college.

Canal Alliance strives for a trauma-informed collaborative and inclusive culture. We invest in high quality services, professional development and work-life balance. 


 
Position Summary 


The supervising attorney will maintain a caseload representing unaccompanied children before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). The supervising attorney will also train, mentor and supervise staff attorneys and paralegals conducting representation of unaccompanied children before USCIS and EOIR.  The supervising attorney will work in a collaborative and trauma informed environment delivering high quality service. This is a full-time, exempt position. The supervising attorney reports to the Managing Attorney.  


 Essential Functions  

  • Train, mentor and supervise staff attorneys and paralegals conducting unaccompanied children work 
  • Assign and help supervisees manage caseload in a manner that supports work-life balance 
  • Conduct client intake/consultations, evaluate eligibility for immigration benefits, and develop case strategy 
  • Represent individuals before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (non-detained children) and before USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) in a variety of humanitarian applications  
  • Comply with ILS policies, procedures, and best practices including entering data into our case management software (LawLogix), collecting fees, executing contracts with clients, and filing applications in a timely manner  
  • Compile client data for reporting requirements  
  • Participate in regular peer review meetings, attend immigration legal trainings and behavioral health trainings as needed 
  • Maintain and improve relationships with Social Services, family court attorneys and other Undocumented Children stakeholders.   
  • Assist Managing Attorney in improving effective and efficient inter and intra agency referral systems.  
  • Participate in other team and agency meetings  

 Compensation 


Salary starting at $85,000. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. We offer a competitive salary with a benefits package that includes 3 weeks paid vacation a year, 12 days of sick leave a year and 100% paid employee medical & dental insurance as well as long term disability and an employee assistance program.  In addition, there are 16 paid holidays annually, a 403(b)-retirement plan and a Flex cafeteria plan.  

Requirements

 Required Qualifications 

  •  J.D. and a member in good standing of any state bar   
  • Bilingual -English and Spanish- fluency  
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience representing unaccompanied children before EOIR and USCIS 
  • Experience with supervision 
  • Able to sit for an extended period of time and sufficient mobility to work in standard office/courtroom settings 
  • Canal Alliance requires all staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions 

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, communication, writing and analytical skills 
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and excel in working individually/remotely, as well as in a team setting. 
  • Commitment to serving immigrants and sensitivity to the needs of low-income, vulnerable clients.  
  • Experience working with LawLogix or other legal case management software.