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ProBAR Supervising Attorney

TX ProBAR, 202 South First Street, Harlingen, Texas, United States of America Req #165
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world. 

Accountable for hiring, training, and overseeing the work of Senior Attorneys, Staff Attorneys, Fellows, Accredited Representatives, Paralegals, and Legal Assistants. Ensures compliance with current funding contract(s) as to the provision of legal services to detained immigrant adults or detained unaccompanied minors. Start pay is based on a fully qualified individual.


 


Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Hires, trains, and oversees the work of Senior Attorneys, Staff Attorneys, Accredited Representatives, Paralegals, and Legal Assistants.
  • Ensures compliance with current funding contract(s) as to the provision of legal services.
  • Seeks and develops opportunities for training on relevant issue areas to further work of legal staff.
  • Seeks and develops team building and other staff retention measures. Provides coaching, counseling, leadership, performance feedback, and, where appropriate, applies discipline to and through subordinates.
  • Routinely reports to Legal Director and other senior leaders regarding issues related to the provision of legal services to detained immigrant adults and/or unaccompanied minors. Develops strategies to address challenges.
  • Maintains and develops materials and documents for support of the legal staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Required Education, Qualifications, Experience


  • Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school and be in good standing, and two years’ of experience in representing clients on immigration matters.
  • Licensed to practice law in a U.S. state or territory.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish in written and spoken forms.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office products and Google tools.
  • Must be able to pick on client visual and verbal cues.
  • Have reliable transportation to travel to off-site work locations.
  • Must be insurable and have an acceptable driving record.
  • This position requires the ability to travel to and enter care provider facilities funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services which provide housing and services to unaccompanied children. This position will require the provision of legal services to unaccompanied children in such care provider facilities. In accordance with the federal regulation, background check will be required for this position.


Preferred Education, Qualifications, Experience

  • Licensed to practice law and member in the State Bar of Texas, and two year experience in representing
    clients on immigration matters.
  • Prior work experience with clients, particularly from Central America and including Mayan language-      speaking populations.
  • Prior volunteer, community, or work experience regarding immigration or detention.
  • Prior non-profit experience, particularly involving immigration detention.


Benefits Offered

· Medical and prescription insurance

·    Dental insurance

· Vision insurance

·    Flexible Spending   Account (FSA)

· Voluntary life insurance

·   Short and long term disability insurance

·  Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

·  Prepaid Legal Plan

·  401(k)

·  Paid company holidays

·  Personal time off

·  Vacation time off

·  Relocation stipend*

· Retention bonus*

*Subject to restrictions.












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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Hiring Rate $86,500.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 25
  • Required Education Doctorate
  • TX ProBAR, 202 South First Street, Harlingen, Texas, United States of America