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Job Announcement: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Office of the Chief Counsel


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GS-13 TO GS-15
DEADLINE To Apply: Friday, May 13, 2011

The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security, is seeking experienced attorneys for its Refugee and Asylum Law Division in Washington, D.C. USCIS is the agency within the Department charged with administering immigration services and benefits. This is a full-time position.

The attorney selected will serve as an advisor to the Division Chief, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws and international treaty obligations. This attorney would be responsible for providing legal advice on a number of protection issues, including but not limited to asylum, overseas refugee resettlement programs, temporary protected status, parole, VAWA, T and U visas, adoptions, special immigrant juveniles and the Convention Against Torture.

A background in public international refugee and asylum law, and an understanding of U.S. immigration law and practice, are helpful. Strong legal research and writing skills, and the ability to complete assignments with short deadlines, are essential.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience. They must apply by submitting (1) a cover letter detailing the skills, experience, and interests that qualify them for the position; (2) a current resume; and (3) a writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages).

Applications must be postmarked or sent via e-mail by the closing date of May 13, 2011. Applications sent by facsimile will not be considered. Because we expect a large number of applications, we regret that we cannot accept telephone inquiries.

Applications can be sent by e-mail (all attachments must be in Adobe PDF or MS Word format) to Molly.Groom@dhs.gov or mailed to:

Molly Groom
Chief, Refugee and Asylum Law Division
Office of the Chief Counsel
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Room 4210
20 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20529

The position is at the GS-13 through GS-15 levels and is open until filled. Any expenses incurred in relocating to Washington, DC will not be reimbursed.

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Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s fashion and entertainment law practice areas. Ms. Uduak has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry has been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also the author of Fashionentlaw™ and also has over two decades combined hands on industry experience in the creative industry which includes modeling, retail, fashion production, public relations, digital media, journalism and publishing. For further inquiries or if you are seeking legal representation, please email (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com). You may also follow her on twitter at @uduaklaw

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