Job Opportunity: Joint Immigration Pro Bono Coordinator

Please check out this dream job opening for a pro bono coordinator who will assist Memphis-area immigration legal service providers in recruiting and mentoring pro bono attorneys.

To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and references to Anne Mathes, Community Legal Center Executive Director:
annem@clcmemphis.org

 

COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTER

JOB DESCRIPTION: JOINT IMMIGRATION PRO BONO COORDINATOR

JOB SUMMARY:    The Joint Immigration Pro Bono Coordinator (“Coordinator”) works under the direction of the Executive Director to recruit, train, mentor and supervise volunteer attorneys in Memphis and throughout the State of Tennessee to perform pro bono legal work for (a) members of MEMigration, a consortium of immigration legal aid providers including the Community Legal Center, Latino Memphis, Mid-South Immigration Advocates, Catholic Charities and, (b) with the approval of the Executive Director, other agencies from time to time (collectively, the foregoing are the “Agencies”).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cultivate relationships with private attorneys, law firms and bar associations to promote pro bono involvement
  • Organize training sessions and Continuing Legal Education classes in immigration topics for volunteer attorneys, and present on topics about which PBC is knowledgeable
  • Recruit seasoned immigration lawyers to serve as mentors to pro bono attorneys
  • Write stories highlighting past pro bono work for bar journals and other legal media platforms
  • Consult with Agencies as to cases for which they need pro bono assistance
  • Match pro bono attorneys with volunteer opportunities
  • Perform quarterly check-ins with volunteer attorneys who take an entire case to monitor status of case
  • Collect and track data concerning case results where entire cases are assigned to volunteer attorneys
  • Arrange for public recognition of volunteer attorneys at bar association events, events put on by the Agencies, and social media; arrange for CLE credits for time spent by pro bono attorneys in accordance with state law
  • Attend monthly CLC staff meetings and monthly MEMigration meetings, and other meetings with one or more Agencies as required
  • Maintain a daily activity log
  • Administer surveys to volunteer attorneys following completion of cases

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Active membership in good standing in a state bar, preferably Tennessee
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a practicing attorney, at least 2 of which are in immigration
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and advocacy skills
  • Enjoy working independently

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Office environment, frequently out of office meeting with potential volunteer attorneys
  • Salaried position includes evening or variable hours as needed for attendance at clinics and seminars

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

SALARY RANGE:  Salary depending on qualifications and experience; negotiable.

REFERENCES:  Required.