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This position is offered in our DTLA or Riverside location.

The Immigrant Defenders Law Center (“ImmDef”) is a next-generation, social justice law firm that provides high-quality representation and legal services to immigrants in Southern California. Our staff is comprised of advocates and activists from the immigrant rights community who collectively have decades of experience fighting for the rights of immigrants in Southern California and beyond. Our organization was founded with the belief that no immigrant should be forced to go into court alone, and we see our universal representation programs as a first step towards that goal. Learn more about us at www.immdef.org.

In response to the current crisis of family separation, detention and need for legal representation, ImmDef is now hiring additional legal and administrative staff. ImmDef seeks a full-time Managing Attorney for its Children’s Representation Project. As a member of ImmDef’s management team, the Managing Attorney will have the opportunity to help develop and advance our mission-driven organization.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

· Supervise, coordinate and provide support for a team of staff attorneys representing detained and unaccompanied minors recently released from ORR detention shelters in their immigration removal proceedings, applications before USCIS, and child custody and guardianship proceedings in CA state court;

· Monitor capacity and distribution of work through meeting regularly with attorneys in individual one-on-one meetings;

· Lead case review sessions and work collaboratively with staff to develop case strategies and litigation tactics;

· Work to develop and implement policies, templates and procedures that increase effectiveness and efficiency within our representation work;

· Provide guidance to staff attorneys to work as part of a team and in furtherance of the mission of the organization;

· Conduct performance evaluations, identify training needs and address personnel issues for direct reports;

· Ensure proper and timely submission of timesheets, billing information and data for team of attorneys;

· Provide fearless and zealous representation to clients on their own reduced caseload of deportation defense cases;

· Other duties as assigned by ImmDef’s leadership team.

Requirements

Preferred Qualifications

· Juris Doctorate degree;

· Spanish language proficiency required (will be tested at time of interview);

· Active California State Bar License or license from another jurisdiction and willingness to “waive-in” to CA’s Multijurisdictional Practice program;

· A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the practice of law, with at least 1 years of removal defense specific experience;

· Experience representing children and families in guardianship, parentage, child custody, or dependency proceedings in California is preferred;

· Experience representing unaccompanied minors in applications for special immigrant juvenile status and asylum before USCIS is a plus;

· Experience supervising, managing and mentoring staff and/or interns is preferred

· Strong case management, legal research, and legal writing skills required;

· Demonstrated ability and willingness to zealously pursue new and untested legal theories;

· Ability to work collaboratively and to handle multiple demands in a sometimes hectic and busy environment;

· Passion for social justice for immigrants required.

· DACA Recipients encouraged to apply!

 

Classification and Work Schedule

This is a full-time, exempt position. Work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with flexibility required based on the needs of the organization.

 

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This job operates in a professional office environment. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

This position is offered in our DTLA or Riverside location.

The Immigrant Defenders Law Center (“ImmDef”) is a next-generation, social justice law firm that provides high-quality representation and legal services to immigrants in Southern…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$77,000 - $90,000

Benefits

Holidays and Paid Time Off

  • 12 paid holidays including Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • 1-Week paid winter break between Christmas and New Years
  • 15 vacation days per year
  • 15 Sick Days per year

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • ImmDef offers a number of health plans that are 98% paid plans for staff starting on the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Additionally, we pay 75% of the premiums for select plans for immediate family members, including registered domestic partners.

FSA and Dependent Care FSA

  • ImmDef offers FSA plans to help offset the costs of eligible health care expenses for you, your spouse, and your eligible dependents using pre-tax dollars
  • We also offer Dependent Care FSA to pay for eligible dependent care services, such as preschool, summer day camp, before or after school programs, and child or adult daycare.

401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

  • ImmDef staff are eligible to enroll in our 401(k) plans immediately upon hire, contributing pre-tax dollars towards their retirement goals
  • After six months on staff, ImmDef will match 100% of contributions up to 3%
  • Funds are vested immediately!

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

  • As a 501(c)3, qualified ImmDef staff are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Bar Dues

  • ImmDef covers California Bar Dues up to $450 annually

Parking and Travel Stipend

  • ImmDef Staff commuting into our DTLA office are eligible for reimbursement of parking or public transit costs up to $90 per month.

Holidays and Paid Time Off

  • 12 paid holidays including Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • 1-Week paid winter break between Christmas and New Years
  • 15 vacation days per year
  • 15 Sick Days per…

Level of Language Proficiency

·      Spanish language proficiency required (will be tested at time of interview);

·      Spanish language proficiency required (will be tested at time of interview);

Location

On-site
634 S. Spring Street, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014, United States

How to Apply

Please apply using this link:


https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=3574061


Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

ImmDef believes in second chances. As an organization, we will rely on individualized assessments in the hiring of those with past criminal convictions. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for a position fighting for our immigrant communities!

Immigrant Defenders Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please apply using this link:


https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=3574061


Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls…

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