Justice for Our Neighbors Dallas-Fort Worth
422 Church Street ▪ Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone 817-310-3820 ▪ FAX 817-310-3803 ▪ www.jfondfw.org
“Showing hospitality to immigrants since 1999”
Position Title: Staff Attorney
Reports To: JFON DFW Executive Director
Worksite: Grapevine, Texas
Organizational Description: Justice For Our Neighbors Dallas-Fort Worth (JFON DFW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that extends hospitality to low-income immigrants by providing free and affordable immigration legal services, providing education to the public, and engaging in advocacy with immigrants. JFON DFW is a regional affiliate of National Justice For Our Neighbors.
Responsibilities of the Position: The JFON DFW staff attorney provides direct immigration legal services to low-income clients, and trains and supervises support staff and volunteers who assist in providing those services. The attorney’s caseload may include petitions under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U Visas, T Visas, Adjustment of Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and others. The attorney also participates in efforts to raise community awareness, serves as a source of legal education for immigrants, and engages in immigrant rights advocacy.
- Oversee assigned caseload involving the legal needs of immigrant clients
- Provide legal counsel and advice to clients who attend JFON DFW intake clinics and assist eligible clients in preparing immigration petitions and applications
- Provide representation for JFON DFW clients in Immigration Court and other federal, county and District courts and hearings as necessary
- Develop a work plan and service priorities for working with JFON DFW clients
- Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for progress reports
- Contribute to the public education and advocacy efforts carried out by JFON DFW
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Must have a J.D. and be admitted to a state bar, preferably the state of Texas
- Organized and detail-oriented
- Excellent oral and written communications skills
- Strong commitment to public interest legal service is required
- At least 1-2 years of non-profit work experience is preferred
- General knowledge of immigration and nationality law is required, work experience in the field is strongly preferred
- Working proficiency in both English and Spanish
- Ability to work sensitively with people having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures and faiths
- Salary: $44,000 to $52,000 with final offer dependent on experience
- Health insurance, pension, vacation, sick leave and other benefits are provided
- Funding provided for Continuing Legal Education, professional membership fees, travel expenses
- Send resume and cover letter by email to Executive Director Dean Reed (email@example.com).
- Applications will be accepted until September 7th.