Staff Attorney


Staff Attorney

through AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts (ALA-Mass)

The Project Citizenship Staff Attorney fills an important and key role in the organization.  The Staff Attorney’s responsibilities include:

  • Complete screening intakes to assess eligibility and potential legal issues for naturalization applicants;
  • Complete and file numerous USCIS applications, including the N-400, I-912, N-600, I-90, and FOIA/PA requests;
  • Review criminal records;
  • Organize, implement, and manage group processing naturalization workshops;
  • Schedule, oversee, and complete in-office consultations and appointments;
  • Thoroughly review completed applications for quality and accuracy prior to mailing, and conducting follow-up for submitted and pending applications;
  • Conduct follow up with applicants to ensure completion and submission of applications;
  • Enter appearances on behalf of and represent clients during naturalization interviews before USCIS;
  • Develop and deliver training materials for partner organizations, volunteers, and pro bono attorneys on naturalization-related topics;
  • Assign and manage case referrals to pro bono attorneys;
  • Represent the organization at local pro bono fairs and community events;
  • Act as liaison to partner agencies to provide legal advice on complex cases;
  • Supervise law school and undergraduate interns on legal research, projects, and applicant cases;
  • Research and compose memoranda on a variety of legal topics, including immigration, criminal, tax, marriage, etc. for in-house clients and to support partner agencies;
  • Create and distribute a weekly listserv on new information, practice tips, and developing topics related to naturalization and immigration;
  • Author the organization’s monthly newsletter; and
  • Conduct outreach to immigrant communities and community organizations.

For information on ALA-Mass, please visit http://www.ala-mass.org/  or view the full program description here.

To apply, please complete the following application: ALA-Massachusetts Member Application 2016-2017