Staff Attorney – Released

Kids in Need of Defense

About KIND:

Youngsters in Want of Protection (KIND) is a worldwide chief within the safety of unaccompanied refugee and migrant kids. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world by which each youngster’s rights and well-being are protected all through their journey to security. KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of youngsters searching for authorized illustration of their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed greater than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 670 legislation corporations, company authorized departments, legislation colleges, and bar associations throughout the nation.

KIND’s social providers program ensures that migrant and refugee kids – who’ve usually endured trauma – obtain counseling, academic assist, medical care, and different complete providers.

To deal with the basis causes of kid migration from Central America, and strengthen the safety of unaccompanied kids, KIND advocates for coverage modifications and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the situations that drive these kids to flee their house international locations. KIND helps kids returning to their house international locations by connecting them to important assist providers and sponsors gender-based violence prevention applications in Central America to guard kids in international locations of origin and transit.

KIND can also be constructing upon its experience within the safety of unaccompanied kids to encourage the event of professional bono initiatives throughout Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Place Abstract:

KIND seeks a Workers Legal professional to supply knowledgeable authorized providers to unaccompanied kids needing authorized illustration by way of zealous direct illustration in addition to professional bono facilitation, together with strong session, coaching, and technical help to professional bono attorneys who’ve accepted KIND circumstances. As wanted, supervise Senior Paralegals, Paralegals, interns, and/or different non-attorney workers. The Workers Legal professional will report back to the Managing Legal professional, Washington, DC – Launched.

Important Capabilities:

  • Offers each mentoring to KIND professional bono attorneys and direct authorized illustration to KIND purchasers.
  • Within the professional bono mentoring perform, offers strong session and technical help to professional bono attorneys who’ve accepted a KIND case.
  • Within the direct illustration perform, carry out unusual capabilities of authorized counsel together with authorized analysis and formulating the authorized technique for the case, conducting consumer interviews, showing earlier than immigration and/or state courts or companies and drafting and submitting court docket pleadings and purposes for advantages.
  • Supervises interns and/or different non-attorney workers as wanted together with, onboarding, abilities coaching, every day assist and training, overview and high quality assurance of filings, common check-ins and efficiency evaluations, and provision of constant and efficient supervision and oversight.
  • Locations circumstances with professional bono attorneys and actively builds relationships between KIND and the professional bono group.
  • In coordination with KIND’s Coaching and Technical Help Workforce and the native area workplace Senior Legal professional/s, as wanted, helps develop professional bono coaching sources and native coaching curriculum, together with pattern filings and steerage packets; with supervision, presents trainings to professional bono attorneys and group teams.
  • Contributes to general workplace functioning, together with actively taking part in area workplace and KIND-wide calls and conferences, area workplace and KIND-wide committees, and aiding with workplace occasions.
  • Ensures entry of well timed, correct, and detailed case information into KIND’s case administration programs.
  • Represents KIND at native coalitions, courts, and companies.

{Qualifications} and Necessities:

  • J.D. and admitted to the native state.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Minimal of 1 12 months of expertise practising immigration legislation, which ought to embrace illustration of purchasers in humanitarian immigration claims equivalent to asylum, Particular Immigrant Juvenile Standing, U visas, and T visas.
  • Minimal of 1 12 months of expertise working with kids, ideally immigrant and refugee kids, and/or working with weak populations, survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or different trauma.
  • Expertise working with legislation agency attorneys and/or different authorized volunteers if the vast majority of the caseload is working straight with professional bono attorneys.
  • Robust report of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication abilities.
  • Glorious written and oral communication abilities in English and Spanish.
  • Working information of Microsoft Workplace Suites (equivalent to Groups, Excel, and so on.).
  • Means to work collaboratively and multi-task in our KIND surroundings, managing quite a few priorities and rising alternatives.
  • Glorious organizational abilities with skill to work on a number of tasks in a deadline-oriented surroundings. Means to prioritize duties and to delegate as applicable.
  • Means to work successfully with individuals of various backgrounds, lived experiences, and communication types.
  • Dedicated to prioritizing variety, fairness, and inclusion in addition to embracing transparency and authenticity in every day work life.
  • Be disciplined and nimble to make sure supply on our core mission of entry to justice and safety of youngsters’s wellbeing and rights.
  • Exhibiting the power to multi-task and work with a way of urgency in a dynamic, quick paced surroundings.
  • Dedicated to practising and supporting wellbeing and a work-home life steadiness.
  • Expertise working and speaking in a distant surroundings.

Wage Vary: $67,440 – $84,300 a 12 months

Benefits: Discover the perks of working for KIND

KIND requires all workers be COVID vaccinated except those that have medical or non secular beliefs exemptions.

The right way to apply

With a purpose to be thought of for the specified position please apply here.

Please be suggested that an employment utility will should be submitted alongside along with your resume and canopy letter, in an effort to be thought of for the specified position.

KIND has an organization-wide dedication to variety, fairness, and inclusion. We attempt to create a piece surroundings the place everybody has a way of belonging. People from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly inspired to use.

Disclaimer: KIND is dedicated to an moral recruitment and hiring course of and maintains a agency “no charges” recruitment coverage. We are going to by no means cost a payment or ask for cash as a part of the appliance course of. KIND additionally conducts all interviews by way of phone or video convention, and at no time will KIND have interaction in a textual content or cellular app-based utility or interview course of. For extra info, please go to the next web site:

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