Staff Attorney - Clinic Associate

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DePaul University

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.


Job Title Staff Attorney - Clinic Associate
Job ID 3961
Location Loop Campus
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

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 attorney develops, administers and coordinates partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide legal assistance to low-income immigrants and refugees. The attorney provides technical assistance and training to CBO staff located throughout Illinois in order to enhance access to immigration legal services by building services capacity of partner CBOs. The staff attorney will provide ongoing technical assistance, training, site visits and immigration law and practice updates and guidance and support for staff of partner CBOs including in the area of Department of Justice Recognition and Accreditation. The attorney will provide opportunities for collaboration and resource sharing among the CBO cohort. The attorney reports to the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic Director. In conjunction with the staff of the Clinic, the Attorney plans and develops programs to meet the goals of the project and works with other Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic staff to carry out the goals of the project. The Staff Attorney may also co-teach classes in the DePaul College of Law Legal Clinic in an adjunct capacity.

This position may work remotely during the stay-at-home order.

Please note, this position is funded by a grant. If the grant terminates for any reason, if grant funding is lost or reduced for any reason, or if the budgetary needs for fulfilling the grant requirements change, your employment with the university will be immediately discontinued.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Develop, administer, and coordinate partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide legal services and information to immigrants and refugees in the Chicagoland area.
  • Provide regular consultations to CBO partner staff on immigration matters.
  • Organize regular legal trainings for CBO partner staff and preparing curriculum and training materials for these workshops.
  • Conduct site visits, and coordinate with CBO partners to identify and respond to community, organization and staff needs.
  • Attend meetings with government agencies, community coalitions, national immigration advocacy groups, and other forums involved in the representation of refugees and immigrants and disseminate information learned at these meetings to interested students, clients, and our CBO partners.
  • Assist in preparing compliance reports for current Clinic donors.
  • Conceptualize, develop, implement, and evaluate new strategies for providing efficient and effective assistance to CBOs that represent low-income refugees and immigrants.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience

  • Juris Doctor degree.
  • 2+ years' experience with either low-income immigrant legal assistance projects, clinical education programs or related experience.


Preferred Requirements

  • Proficiency in a second language, particularly Spanish.


Certifications & Licenses

  • Must be licensed to practice law.


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Additional Information

This position may work remotely during the stay-at-home order.
  • Candidate should be able to travel locally to CBO partner sites and be flexible in schedule to accommodate CBO partner requests for trainings.

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:
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Posted: 10/14/2020
Application Due: 10/27/2020
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