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Assistant General Counsel (immigration Counsel)
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Assistant General Counsel (Immigration Counsel) The candidate will provide legal services to firm of immigration law. Will deal with litigation at all levels of federal court systems, counseling and strategy in connection with the immigration campaign, organizing campaigns, and policy work. Develop and implement comprehensive litigation strategies to advance the Union s immigration programs, formulate and write or join amicus briefs that address key legal issues and/or feature worker stories in conjunction with the immigration campaign and the Office of the General Counsel. Provide analysis and write summaries of immigration policy changes, court decisions for immigration campaign and leaders. Direct, supervise, and carry out the responsibility for all of the assigned legal work, whether performed in-house or by outside counsel as assigned by the General Counsel. Provide counsel to immigration campaign, active worker organizing campaigns, local unions, and legal department on immigration issues. Draft and advise upon legislation, executive orders, and rules; draft formal comments to proposed federal, state and local legislation and administrative proposals as assigned by the immigration campaign and the General Counsel. Monitor legal developments on immigration issues and regularly report on legal developments to the appropriate parties as assigned by the immigration campaign and the General Counsel. Advise firm's officers; division heads; other managers and employees; and union leaders on immigration issues. Develop training materials and lead training sessions on immigration issues in conjunction with the immigration campaign and as assigned by the General Counsel. Review memoranda; correspondence; and other written material. Perform other duties assigned by the General Counsel in support of the work of the Union. Supervise and direct work of outside counsel in assigned areas; review and approve all outside counsel bills in areas of assignment, prior to review and approval of the General Counsel. Supervise law fellows, law clerks, and secretaries as relevant to work. Require contact with firm s officers; staff, local leaders; outside counsel; other labor unions; immigration advocacy organizations; governmental agencies; courts and/or other outside institutions on a regular basis. Report to the General Counsel and is expected to perform duties with little or no direct supervision.

The candidate should have Juris Doctor degree or equivalent from accredited law school and active membership in the Bar association. Should have 5+ years of experience as a practicing attorney (with clerkships counting toward that minimum). Expertise in immigration law and experience in labor and employment area and/or related fields is preferred. Should have experience with active litigation (post-clerkship(s), if any) in front of administrative tribunals and in state and federal court. Judicial clerkship(s) a plus. Should have knowledge of immigration law, practice, developments and changes in immigration law and policy. Sound legal judgment and ability to effectively interact with, communicate with, and advise a wide variety of staff, officers, outside counsel, and outside agencies. Should have skill in using computerized legal research tools such as Lexis-Nexis and internet-based legal databases. Should have knowledge of word processing programs such as MSWord. Proficiency in Spanish preferred.
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