Staff Attorney Position – will consider July Bar takers!

Akron, OH – Staff Attorney – Entry Level – International Institute of Akron
AkronLawJobs No. 7348 Overview: The International Institute of Akron (IIA) is a refugee resettlement and immigration services nonprofit organization located in Akron, Ohio and serving all of Northeast Ohio.
Duties: Will provide legal assistance to community members through 1) direct representation; 2) individual consultations; 3) self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and 4) community education. Will focus on providing legal representation in various immigration matters, but focusing on 1) representing community members seeking immigration status through refugee status or family visa petitions; 2) representing victims of violent crimes in applying for immigration benefits (including self-petitions, U or T visas and other forms of relief); 3) representing lawful permanent residents to file applications for naturalization; and 4) defending individuals in removal proceedings.
Qualifications: JD and admission to the bar in any state (will consider a new graduate planning on taking the next bar examination); Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and willingness to support IIA’s mission, vision and values; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Commitment to working in a diverse working environment; Fluent in English; Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently; Proficiency in use of web-based software; MS Word and Excel. PREFER Fluency in English and Spanish and some experience in immigration law.
How to apply: Send your cover letter, resume and references with contact information to
Deadline: Full consideration will be given to those who apply by May 15, 2016, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.