Supervising Attorney

Position Summary:  Tahirih is seeking to hire a Supervising Attorney to provide support and supervision to Tahirih’s growing legal team.  In addition to supervision, the attorney will provide direct and mentored representation to clients and assist the managing attorney in setting strategic goals for the legal team. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide intake, advice and counseling, and direct legal representation in complex removal defense immigration law cases either as sole counsel or co-counsel with pro bono attorneys;
  • Ensure quality, client-centered (trauma-informed and culturally competent) legal representation of clients through direct supervision of legal staff; 
  • Provide support to attorneys and legal advocates including grant compliance; 
  • Engage in legal trainings and technical assistance to co-counseling attorneys;
  • Participate in the development of annual goals for the legal team, as well as stakeholder engagement, cultivation and outreach

  • Responsible, self-initiating, and ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects independently in a fast-paced setting;
  • At least five years of experience representing diverse clients in immigration law (asylum, VAWA, T visa and/or U visa cases, special immigrant juvenile status) before the DHS, Immigration Courts and BIA.  Experience with appeals preferred but not required;
  • Excellent legal analysis, written and oral advocacy skills;
  • At least two years of experience supervising legal staff;
  • Effective public speaker with a confident presence in front of wide-ranging audiences at both in-person events and via video-recorded educational materials to be distributed across diverse demographics;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based decision-making environment;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Cultural humility and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or French preferred.

Annual salary and benefits:  Competitive compensation depends on experience. Generous benefits include fully-paid employee health, vision and dental insurance; a 401(k) defined contribution retirement plan; flexible work schedules; professional development including in-house training programs, staff enrichment retreats and other growth opportunities. Employees have a very generous self-managed leave benefit inclusive of vacation, sick and holidays, including an office closure the week between Christmas and New Year’s. 

About the Tahirih Justice Center:  The Tahirih Justice Center is a growing national non-profit organization that supports the courage of immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence by providing holistic legal services and advocacy in courts, Congress, and communities. Through pro bono holistic legal services, community outreach and education and nonpartisan public policy advocacy, Tahirih protects women and girls seeking protection from gender-based human rights abuses such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, honor crimes, and forced marriage. Tahirih is a Bahá’í-inspired organization and works to create a world where women and girls can live in safety and with dignity. Tahirih’s 70 employees work from offices in the DC metro area, Baltimore, Houston, Atlanta, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Submissions:  Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references.

Please note: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

Tahirih Justice Center is committed to equal opportunity and promotes equity and transparency as core values. Tahirih practices inclusiveness in decision making through the use of consultation with employees throughout the organization. Tahirih does not discriminate against any person on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, ability, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Applicants committed to equity from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and identities are encouraged to apply

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