Post-Grad Legal Fellowship Sponsorship 2019-2020

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/30/2018

Application Deadline

08/31/2018

Address

1330 Broadway
Suite 428
Oakland
California
94612
United States

Description

ORGANIZATION

Oasis Legal Services is a non-profit legal services organization based in Oakland, California. We proudly provide quality legal immigration services to under-represented low-income groups with a focus on LGBTQIA+ communities. Founded in May 2017, Oasis is now one of the country's largest providers of immigration services to the LGBTQIA+ community and serves over 400 clients a year. We specialize in affirmative asylum cases as well as legal permanent residency, citizenship, and family petition applications. In addition to direct representation, we partner with community organizations from around the Bay Area on education and advocacy projects.


FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW

Oasis is accepting applications for candidates interested in applying for an Equal Justice Works post-graduate legal fellowship. Qualifying applications will be for a two-year project, to commence in the fall of 2019. Project proposals must be consistent with Oasis' mission of providing quality legal services to the LGBTQIA+ immigrant community.

The Fellow would:

  • Represent LGBTQIA+ immigrants in affirmative asylum and other immigration cases in front of United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).
  • Conduct in-office immigration screenings for clients requesting our services
  • Train and supervise law students and our pro bono attorney partners
  • Work collaboratively with mental health professionals to complete psychological evaluations for clients’ cases
  • Conduct outreach, workshops, and presentations in the community
  • Participate in collaborative partnerships with other community and legal services organizations
  • Complete administrative tasks, such as those related to grant management and reporting
  • Participate in ongoing professional development to improve client services


Experience and Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • J.D. or expected to receive a J.D by the spring of 2019
  • Excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to the LGBTQIA+ and/or immigrant community
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including homeless people, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with mental disabilities, people experiencing domestic violence, law students, service providers, and community partners
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity in working with clients in crisis or who are recent trauma survivors
  • Willingness to conduct training and outreach activities in the community


ACQUIRING FELLOWSHIP FUNDING:

If selected by Oasis, the candidate will be responsible for submitting an application to and securing funding from Equal Justice Works. Oasis' Managing Attorney will work with the applicant on their fellowship proposal over the summer. Applications for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship are due September 21, 2018. More information on the EJW Fellowship can be found here.


COMPENSATION

Oasis offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to supplement the external funding.



Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

rachel.kafele@oasislegalservices.org

If you would like to be considered for a sponsorship opportunity, please submit by email to rachel.kafele@oasislegalservices.org:

·        a letter of interest (your letter may, but is not required to, include a description of a project proposal)

·        current resume

·        legal writing sample

·        names and telephone numbers of three references

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


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