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Staff Attorney - Associate
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DePaul University | Chicago, IL
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Staff Attorney - Associate

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Loop Campus

Full/Part Time


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Multicultural Statement

At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.

General Summary

The Project Attorney will work with Illinois non-profit immigrant-serving organizations by providing timely and critical information and resources responsive to immigration law and policy developments impacting immigrant and refugee access to rights and remedies. The Project Attorney will assist participating immigration services programs in building capacity for removal defense. Additionally, through facilitating collaboration and resource sharing amongst immigration services program, the Project Attorney will work toward improved practices and outcomes immigration services programs and their constituents.

Responsibilities & Duties

* Implement removal defense training, mentoring, resources and case support for legal services staff of immigration programs.

* Develop resources, tools and trainings for removal defense program management.

* Develop and disseminate timely practice advisories, resources and materials in response to immigration law and policy developments.

* Provide technical assistance to immigration law staff of partner immigration services organizations.

* Coordinate regular convenings of immigration legal services providers for collaboration on responses to immigration enforcement policies.

* Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

* JD, plus 2 years in immigration-related field.

Preferred Requirements

* Removal defense experience.

Financial Responsibilities

* This is a grant-funded position.

* The attorney may be required to assist in grant reporting for the project.

Certifications & Licenses

* This position requires some travel to immigration services program sites located throughout Illinois.

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Additional Information

Salary & Benefits Package:

DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit the following pages:

Full Benefits

Part-Time Benefits

Required Background Check:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:

Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)

Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

About DePaul University

DePaul University Founded in 1898, DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the nation and the largest private institution in Chicago, serving over ...