VECINA is hiring a Contract Attorney for our new Freedom of Movement Project, which will initially focus on mentoring and training pro bono attorneys and administrative volunteers to prepare and file applications for humanitarian parole for Afghan nationals so that they may request permission to enter the United States. The Contract Attorney will support the Freedom of Movement Project by mentoring and training volunteers, as well as reviewing humanitarian parole packets before they are filed with USCIS.

Primary Duties:

  • Assist the VECINA team in developing and refining training materials, sample forms and documents, checklists, and other items needed for case quality control and efficiency;
  • Answer technical assistance questions from volunteers via phone, email, video, Facebook, and our case management system;
  • Provide trainings as needed;
  • Review humanitarian parole packets for completeness and accuracy before they are mailed to USCIS;
  • Use Clio case management system to communicate with teams, upload documents, review packets, and other case management needs;
  • Support the VECINA team as needed.

Qualifications: 

  • Licensed to practice law and in good standing in any state or territory in the U.S.
  • Committed to immigrant and social justice.
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to both give and take direction.
  • Ability to work well independently and be a self-starter in a deadline driven environment.
  • Comfortable with technology such as Zoom, Google Meet, Google Sheets, and case management software;
  • Experience with humanitarian parole petitions and immigration law strongly preferred.

Work Hours: 15-25 hours per week. 

Location: This opportunity is remote.  High speed internet required. 

Compensation: $50/hour.

Start date: As soon as possible. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled.

Term: While much remains uncertain, this position is intended to last for approximately 15 weeks.

Apply: Send resume and cover letter in an email with the subject line “Freedom of Movement Project Contract Attorney Application” to Lindsay Gray at lindsay@vecina.org.

VECINA firmly believes that diversity makes the world a better place and brings immeasurable value to our work.  People of color, LQBTQ+ individuals, and individuals from diverse backgrounds or immigrant communities are strongly encouraged to apply.  VECINA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

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