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Immigrant Legal Center is an innovative, growing nonprofit providing important contributions to individuals and the communities we serve in Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

 

Our Mission

The mission of the nonprofit Immigrant Legal Center (ILC) is to welcome immigrants into our communities by providing high-quality legal services, education, and advocacy.

Our Clients

We serve immigrants of all faiths, races, abilities, and ages, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable.

 

At ILC no family will be turned away to to inability to pay.

Our clients receive a 93% success rate. In 2020 ILC’s legal team worked more than 3,000 cases for more than 1,4000clients from 50 countries.

Current Openings

All positions are located in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa.

Legal Assistant

An ILC Legal Assistant is an integral part of ILC’s legal team. The core functions of this position are legal support, client communication, and education and advocacy.  The ideal candidate for this position is a leader, passionate about providing excellent services to clients with compassion, integrity, neighborliness, and tenacity.   

 

 

 

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Access Specialist

An ILC Access Specialist is an integral part of ILC’s legal team. The core functions of this position are legal support, client communication, and education and advocacy.  The ideal candidate for this position is a leader, passionate about providing excellent services to clients with compassion, integrity, neighborliness, and tenacity.    

 

 

The Access Specialist screens participants to determine eligibility for services and potential ILC conflicts of interest, obtains case information from prospective client to relay to legal representative(s), and schedules consultations with ILC representatives as assigned.

 

 

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Paralegal/DOJ Accredited Representative

An ILC Paralegal is an integral part of ILC’s legal team. ILC Paralegals are hired to train to become Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Representatives.

 

DOJ representatives are non-attorneys who have demonstrated to the DOJ that they have enough education and experience in immigration law to provide immigration legal services. Paralegals work with attorneys, DOJ-accredited representatives, and staff who contribute to serving clients who may qualify for a form of immigration relief. Once accredited, they represent clients before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

 

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Lead SIJS Attorney

An ILC Lead Attorney is an integral part of ILC’s legal team. The ILC Lead SIJS Attorney is responsible for overseeing ILC’s Special Immigrant Juvenile Status work including, case management, specialization, direct represenation, and outreach.

 

The ILC Lead SIJS attorney provides oversight, guidance, and serves as a resource to ILC staff who work with SIJS clients. They provide legal counsel and direct representation before Nebraska State Courts and federal district court as necessary including, representing clients before all immigration-related agencies. The ILC Lead SIJS attorney contributes to outreach and education programs related to SIJS and advocating for the rights of immigrant children in state courts.

 

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Lead Asylum Attorney

An ILC Lead Attorney is an integral part of ILC’s legal team. The Lead Asylum attorney works with attorneys, DOJ-accredited representatives, and staff who contribute to serving clients who may qualify for a asylum.

 

The ILC Lead Asylum attorney provides oversight, guidance, and serves as a resource to ILC staff attorneys, DOJ-accredited representatives, paralegals, and legal assistants who serve asylum clients. They provide legal counsel and direct representation before Nebraska State Courts and federal district court as necessary including, representing clients before all immigration-related agencies.

 

The Lead Asylum attorney develops and provides educational presentations related to the U.S. asylum system and issues affecting asylum seekers for professional, immigrant, and general public audiences. They conduct outreach at partner organizations in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa to generate awareness of ILC services available to asylum seekers.

 

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Asylum Attorney

An ILC Asylum Attorney is an integral part of ILC’s legal team. The Asylum attorney works with attorneys, DOJ-accredited representatives, and staff who contribute to serving clients who may qualify for a asylum.

 

The Asylum attorney is responsible for managing a case load of asylum cases, including other case types for which those clients may also apply. They represent clients before the Omaha Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as Nebraska County and District Courts.

 

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Receptionist

An ILC Receptionist  is an integral part of ILC’s team. The Receptionist welcomes guests  and clients to ILC, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destinations. 

 

They are responsible for answering, screening, and forwarding phone calls and voicemails and relaying messages to staff as needed. The ILC Receptionist communicates ILC intake process to immigrant community members and individuals seeking immigration legal services with ILC and refers them to proper community resources, including the Nebraska Immigration Legal Assistance Hotline.

 

The ILC Receptionist assists the Operations and Administration teams with organization and program support including, sorting or distributing mail, vendor communications, office supply management and tracking communications with clients.  The ILC Receptionist also ssists the Legal and Social Work teams when additional support is needed.

 

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Immigration Social Worker

An ILC Immigration Social Worker is an integral part of ILC’s team. The Immigration Social Worker is responsible for supporting and ensuring comprehensive direct case management and supportive services to unaccompanied minors and their families/caretakers.

 

While this social work position is not a clinical/therapeutic position, it does require a therapeutic lens and a comfort with offering a trauma-informed perspective to an interdisciplinary team. 

 

The ILC Immigration Social Worker offers a trauma-informed perspective and assists with presenting family system and needs from a different lens, provides direct case management and supportive services, conducts a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment to assist with identifying needs of the youth/family and develops individual service plans based upon needs identified during assessment.

 

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U.T.VAWA Attorney

An ILC U/T/VAWA Attorney is an integral part of ILC’s legal team.  The U/T/VAWA attorney works with attorneys, DOJ-accredited representatives, and staff who contribute to serving clients who may qualify for a U visa, T visa, VAWA, or other survivor-based relief.

 

The U/T/VAWA attorney manages a case load of U visa, T visa, VAWA, and other survivor-based cases, including other case types for which those clients may also apply and represent clients before the Omaha Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as Nebraska County and District Courts.

 

The U/T/VAWA attorney also contributes to outreach and education programs related to U visa, T visa, VAWA, or other survivor-based forms of relief, and advocating for the rights of immigrants.

 

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