Immigration Attorney

Pisgah Legal Services is a community-based, non-profit law firm which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania Counties of western North Carolina. These counties are in the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are more than 80,000 client-eligible people in these six counties (at or below 125% of the federal poverty level). PLS directly serves almost 15,000 people annually and provides community education and outreach to many other low-income clients.

PLS seeks a full time supervising immigration attorney to lead our Justice For All Project (JFAP). This position will work primarily out of our Hendersonville Office with one day a week out of our Asheville Office. JFAP serves the 17 Westernmost North Carolina counties by providing direct legal assistance to immigrants seeking immigration status and other basic needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct immigration legal services and representation to Immigrants before USCIS, EOIR, and ICE.
  • Supervise work of 1-2 BIA Accredited Representatives, 1 attorney new to immigration law, various support staff, and volunteers.
  • Contribute to the development of grant proposals and reports.
  • Conduct trainings to community partners, outreach events with immigrant communities, and onsite intake days.

Qualifications:  Licensed to practice law in any state (NC preferred). 

  • At least 2 years of experience practicing immigration law required.
  • Spanish language fluency preferred.
  • A demonstrated interest in low-income legal services and/or a commitment to immigrants’ rights.
  • Ability to work effectively with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trauma.
  • Supervision experience required.
  • Meticulous organizational habits with the ability to manage large amounts of information, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent complex legal analysis and writing skills.

Salary/Benefits:  Depending on experience.  Excellent fringe benefits, including 401(k) retirement plan, as well as life, health, and disability insurance.

Applications:   Pisgah Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Racial minorities, women, the elderly and disabled are encouraged to apply.  Submit resume, cover letter to:  employment@pisgahlegal.org by February 29, 20166. Please specify this position on the cover letter and resume.