Are you a person of compassion? An advocate for justice? Someone who stands up for the rights of the vulnerable and speaks out for the marginalized, the exploited and the forgotten? Do you believe in our calling as Christians to welcome the least of these and love our neighbor?
If you answered ‘yes’, to any of the above, World Relief, and millions of people around the world need you.
Are you looking to use your legal knowledge to specialize in the field of Immigration Law? Do you want to be trained to gain Immigration law experience and expertise? Or do you have experience in Immigration law, you would like to continue practicing? World Relief Chicagoland Immigration Legal Services (ILS) department provides low-cost immigration legal counsel and representation to the immigrant community and is looking to expand its legal team. As either a licensed attorney or a Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Representative, this position will provide direct legal counsel and representation to immigrants seeking affirmative benefits including family reunification, U/VAWA, refugee/asylee adjustments, DACA, naturalization, and records checks. This position will be based in the Carol Stream office in DuPage County. Bilingual in English/Spanish is required for this position.
Role & Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Immigration Legal Training
Participate in Immigration law trainings dependent upon experience
Case management training on LawLogix as well as the case management protocols of the ILS department of World Relief Chicagoland
Actively engage in ongoing immigration legal trainings (occasionally out-of-state), conferences, webinars, roundtables, and research to maintain the necessary knowledge and experience under the oversight of the Legal Supervisor
Participate in weekly application case review and case questions meetings
Immigration Legal Counsel and Representation
Screen and advise clients regarding immigration benefits and remedies available under the INA, CFR, and relevant government agency policies
Prepare immigration paperwork and write legal briefs, sign G-28s, and follow-up as needed
Represent clients in person at USCIS adjudication interviews and infopass appointments as needed
Zealously advocate for clients with relevant government actors via telephone and correspondence
Comply with WR Chicagoland ILS best practice case management rules, policies and procedures and legal ethics under the oversight of the Managing Attorney
Manage a full case load efficiently of both new and pending immigration cases
Public speaking as assigned to the immigrant community, churches, and other professionals
Specific projects as assigned by the ILS Director, Supervising attorney or Managing Attorney
Occasional Saturdays and evenings may be required
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Cross-cultural experience including cross-cultural communication skills
Excellent problem-solving skills and flexibility to work in a frequently changing environment
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
Strong self-starter skills and a desire to learn and grow
Strong public speaking skills preferred
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in immigration law preferred
Mature and personal Christian faith
Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities
Able to affirm and/or acknowledge World Reliefs Core Beliefs, Statement of Faith, Christian Identity and National Evangelicals For the Health of The Nation document
Committed to the mission, vision and values of World Relief
Mature personal Christian faith
Desire to serve and empower the church to impact vulnerable communities
Commitment to serving the immigrant community
Bilingual fluency in English/Spanish is required
Committed to developing and investing in a strong ILS team
Maintaining DOJ Accreditation required, Bachelor’s degree required, and Master’s preferred
J.D. and commitment to attending CLE trainings and maintaining good standing with the State Bar
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