Staff Attorney- Afghan Evacuee Immigration Legal Services Project

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), a non-profit law firm with a long history of representing low-income clients in Ohio in achieving equal justice and opportunity, seeks an Attorney to lead and launch its Afghan Evacuee Immigration Legal Services Project, which is part of ABLE’s Agricultural Worker and Immigrant Rights practice group. The project will provide civil legal assistance to eligible Afghan evacuees residing in western and central Ohio and represent them before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, primarily in applications for Temporary Protected Status, Special Immigrant Visas, and asylum. This position will be based out of ABLE’s Dayton office

The attorney will collaborate closely with experienced attorneys and advocates in implementing all aspects of case investigation, preparation, and litigation; organize legal clinics with partner refugee resettlement agencies and present client groups with immigration relief options; conduct legal research and formulate the legal strategy for cases; draft and file applications for immigration benefits and represent clients at interviews. The attorney will empower immigrant communities using a client and community-centered lawyering approach.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of legal experience. Admission to any state bar is required. Excellent legal, communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills are required. Strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills is required. Experience in immigration law is strongly preferred. Experience working with interpreters is helpful. A sense of humor and collegiality are also highly valued.

Salary depends on relevant legal experience. Excellent fringe benefits, including health insurance, flexibility to work remotely, supplemental language compensation, and student loan repayment assistance.

To Apply: Please visit https://www.ablelaw.org/careers-with-able/ to submit your application. Position will remain open until filled.

ABLE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and places a high value on diversity in our workplace, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We strive to create an environment welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Applicants requiring accommodation for the interview/application process should contact the recruitment coordinator at ablejobs@freelawyers.org.