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Job Details - Survivors' Project Staff Attorney
Employer:
Mid-South Immigration Advocates, Inc.
Location:
Memphis, TN
Salary:
$45,000.00 - $53,000.00 per Year
Category Description:
Associate
Work Experience:
2+ to 5 Years
Education Level:
J. D.
Job Type:
Full-Time
 
Job Information
Position Description:

Background

Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) is a nonprofit law firm whose core mission is to provide free and affordable legal representation to low-income clients. MIA was founded in 2013 by Memphis immigration attorneys who recognized a need for quality legal services in the Mid-South.

Position Summary

MIA seeks a full-time Survivors’ Project Staff Attorney in its Memphis office to provide civil legal services to immigrant victims of violent crime, particularly domestic violence and sexual assault. Through the Survivors’ Project, MIA partners with CasaLuz, a culturally specific victim advocacy agency, to provide holistic legal representation and support to immigrant survivors. MIA has provided immigration representation to CasaLuz clients since 2016. In July 2020, MIA will begin providing civil legal services for the first time.


The Survivors’ Project Staff Attorney will provide trauma-informed civil legal services to clients referred through our partner CasaLuz. The attorney will work closely with CasaLuz victim advocates to ensure clients’ civil needs are met in a holistic manner, including representation in connection with orders of protection, divorce, child support/custody/visitation, and other related civil matters.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide direct legal services to immigrant survivors of violent crime in orders of protection, divorce, child support/custody/visitation, and other related civil matters;
  • Communicate regularly with CasaLuz staff regarding client needs;
  • Engage in ongoing training on best practices for providing trauma-informed services, cultural competency, and substantive law;
  • Work closely with victim advocates and immigration attorneys as a team;
  • Provide regular reports and data on cases and statistics for quality control and grant reporting purposes;
  • Attend mandatory staff meetings and case review sessions;
  • Track time for work done on “billable” cases or projects.
Required Skills:
  • Spanish fluency or high proficiency preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, advocacy, computer, and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community, including children and families.
Required Experience:
  • Prior experience in family law and orders of protection strongly preferred;
  • Experience working immigrants or refugees, survivors of violence, and/or torture preferred.
Contact Information
Name:
Sally Joyner
Firm:
Mid-South Immigration Advocates, Inc.
Phone:
901 244-4367
Email Address:
 
How To Apply

To apply, please send your resume with a cover letter to info@miamemphis.org by June 19, 2020. A criminal background check and verification of references will be required before acceptance of the final offer. MIA is an equal opportunity employer.