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The Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to amplify the power of immigrant communities to impact the root causes of inequality, defending and protecting basic human rights, including the right to live without fear

Job Description: Legal Quality Control

General Duties: The Legal Quality Control is a contractor of the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) team. The Attorney coordinates legal aspects of FLIC’s Florida New Americans (FNA) community-based naturalization clinics and workshops, documents and activities related to Know Your Rights (KYR) efforts in the community, detention and deportation assistance, including FLIC’s Hotline. Legal services are provided to low- and moderate-income immigrant families by FLIC and partner-groups.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review all immigration related legal materials
  • Coordinate legal screening and quality review at clinics/workshops
  • Work individually and collaboratively to engage, schedule, orient, train, and recognize legal volunteers
  • Work collaboratively to strengthen the program’s legal administrative and oversight systems
  • Provide support in reporting on legal volunteer activities for funders, and community outreach
  • Travel to clinic/workshop sites
  • Participate in national partner-group conferences and meetings, as necessary
  • Provide coordination and support for the Florida Statewide “Protect the People” Hotline

The Attorney will create and maintain relationships with volunteer lawyers and BIA-accredited representatives, law firms, voluntary bar associations, law student groups, law school clinics, and immigration rights networks. The Attorney will work with team members to expand the role of volunteers and increase public visibility for the program

The Attorney will participate in regular FLIC staff and FNA team meetings to set annual goals, will monitor activities, and will assess and modify plans to ensure adequate progress toward goals
Qualifications:

  • J.D. with experience in immigration law
  • Spanish or Haitian Kreyol language skills preferred
  • Valid Florida driver’s license, car, and automobile insurance
  • Commitment to the mission of promoting access to justice and building a grassroots movement for immigrant rights
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to function independently while working in close cooperation with others
  • Experience working with and supervising volunteers
  • Experience working with low income and diverse communities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven track record for building strong partnerships within the community
  • Experience in public speaking or training other professionals
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and aptitude for new computer applications

Pay Rate
$28- per hour

Application Process:
Please send the following to tessa@floridaimmigrant.org

  1. Cover letter addressing your qualifications and interest
  2. Resume

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FLIC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbians, gay men and transgender individuals.