Offer consultations and case assessments. Ensure effective case management, conduct legal research and draft legal documents.
Assist clients with forms preparation on a variety of matters such as U and VAWA cases, family-based applications, naturalization, Temporary Protected Status, DACA, and other immigration benefits.
Represent clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and/or the Immigration Court (when fully accredited). In particular, U Visa applications, VAWA self-petitions, T Visa applications as well as other USCIS filings such as Adjustment of Status applications and Waivers.
Screen potential clients for eligibility and counsel clients on immigration options.
Ensure that all assigned legal services are provided in accordance with applicable State and Local regulatory requirements, as well as HPHLAC guidelines.
Effectively represent HPHLAC at community functions and at other events- presenting on immigration law and benefits available to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as Know Your Rights Presentations.
Other duties as assigned, including grant-related activities.
The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic provides legal assistance to low-income individuals who live or work in Highland Park or Highwood in the areas of Immigration, Domestic Violence and Housing.