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Immigration Resource Attorney
 
The Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (VIDC) Administrative Office has an opening for an Immigration Resource Attorney. The office is seeking a self-motivated individual to be a resource and support to attorneys (including training and consults) at the Public Defender Offices throughout the state for all immigration practices and legal concerns. The VIDC is dedicated to protecting and defending the rights of our clients through zealous, compassionate, high-quality legal advocacy. There is some flexibility to the location of this position within the state of Virginia, however, the Immigration Resource Attorney will be expected to travel to public defender offices throughout the state on occasion. The Immigration Resource Attorney is subject to a fingerprint criminal background check and will be employed at-will.

Duties:
This position is responsible for developing a training curriculum for all court-appointed attorneys, and for developing immigration reference materials for distribution to attorneys. The Immigration Resource Attorney will be responsible for developing and maintaining the immigration help desk which would include the following duties: answering questions of attorneys appointed to represent non-citizen clients, reviewing proposed plea agreements, and advising attorneys in plea negotiations. The Immigration Resource Attorney for this position will also be required to travel to Public Defender Offices to train attorneys and other staff on legal immigration consequences. The individual in this position will also be required to develop relationships with and provide training to non-Public Defender court-appointed attorneys across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Additional duties include updating the resource website as it pertains to immigration materials and participating in regional and national immigration groups.
Position: Immigration Resource Attorney
Organization: Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
Location: Richmond,  VA 
United States
Salary: $67,052.00 - $78,465.00 + State Benefits
Posting Start Date: 9/16/2022
Date Posted: 8/31/2022
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school and Virginia State Bar admission is required for consideration for this position. Knowledge of criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence is required along with experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications. The qualified candidate must have demonstrated knowledge in Federal Immigration Law.

A valid driver’s license and the means to travel to Public Defender offices are required.
Preferred Qualifications
Admission to the Virginia Bar is preferred but not required.

To Apply go to 
https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/309539
Status: This listing expires on: 11/29/2022
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Organization Information
Name:
Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
Address:
1604 Santa Rosa Road

Richmond,  VA 23229
United States
Email:
recruiting@vadefenders.org
Phone:
Fax:
Contact:
Ashley Washington