The Associate Immigration Attorney will assist with meeting with clients to ascertain their needs and representing clients’ interests at interviews with the United States Citizenship Immigration Services and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court).
Essential duties include, but are not limited to:
Make regular appearances in immigration court.
Assisting in supervising DOJ accredited reps and paralegals.
Managing a significant client caseload of affirmative and defensive cases.
Directly provide comprehensive legal services.
Performing conflict-of-interest checks.
Performing over-the-phone and in-person intakes and consultations.
Obtaining supporting documents.
Representing clients at interviews and hearings, family-based immigration, consular processing, removal defense, asylum, U visas, waivers, and naturalization.
Other duties as assigned.
$70,000 – $75,000 Annually.
Paid Time Off
To apply, please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LUMINUS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard for race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing or service in the military.
Juris Doctorate or LLM (Any State Bar Admission Required)
Immigration law experience (3 years min preferred)
Must have litigation experience.
Must have experience with asylum cases
Prosecutorial discretion, and other removal defense experience is preferred.
Strong case management, legal research, and legal writing skills.
Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with a large team.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work in a fast-paced environment.
Comfort using case management software, Microsoft Word, Adobe, and other programs standard to day-to-day work in the office.
Excellent knowledge of legal research techniques and databases.
Excellent phone skills.
Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills.
Interpersonal skills and customer service skills required.
The Luminus Network for New Americans grew out of an informal support service for foreign-born students at Howard Community College (HCC) in 1981. Originating as the Foreign-born Information and Referral Network (FIRN), our founder, Pat Hatch, imagined a place where immigrants and refugees could ask questions and get support without feeling uneasy. Pat shared her idea with the Columbia Foundation and with HCC’s teachers of English as a Second Language, whose students were continually posing questions that had little to do with English, but much to do with their survival in a new culture.
Pat and HCC joined forces. With initial seed money from the Columbia Foundation, FIRN opened its doors in October 1981, staffed only by Pat. In its first year, the project served 90 persons from 10 countries. In 1984, FIRN was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Slowly its services expanded to include immigration counseling, interpreting, and other critical social services.
Renamed the Luminus Network for New Americans in 2021, Luminus serves immigrants from more than 90 countries and is well known as the key resource in Central Maryland for New Americans while sharing their c...ontributions with the greater public. Luminus understands that all people deserve belonging, share something unique as individuals who make a home in our community, and alongside our volunteer Luminators, can imagine and shape a better future. We live with those universal truths in providing direct service and celebrating and sharing the stories that make us stronger and illuminate our communities.
We believe that support for individuals and families is most impactful when services are integrated and holistic.
We believe that all of society benefits when New Americans are empowered to realize their dreams, contribute to the economic well-being of their communities and participate fully in the life of the community.
We believe there is strength in unity and immigrant communities are empowered when they come together in common purpose, which is centered on unifying New Americans, not dividing them.
We believe that by sharing the stories, histories, and contributions of New Americans we promote public understanding of the integral role they play in the social and economic vibrancy of our communities.