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Immigration Attorney

Central American Resource Center of San Francisco (CARECEN)


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Published 19 days ago

November 16, 2020
October 30, 2020
$75,000 - $80,000

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct initial client intake/consultations and evaluate eligibility for immigration benefits
  • Provide full-scope representation to individuals facing removal before the San Francisco Immigration Court and the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Represent CARECEN at the San Francisco Immigration Court Attorney of the Day Program
  • Attend Family and Probate Court to obtain SIJS predicate orders for eligible minors 
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and confidential case files
  • Participate in administrative team meetings, agency meetings, collaborative/coalition meetings, AILA liaison meetings, community activities and trainings, as deemed appropriate
  • Engage in local outreach, education, and advocacy in favor of immigrant rights and due process
  • Participate in CARECEN’s national/federal and transnational advocacy to protect the right to human mobility, as time allows
  • Actively engage with the California Department of Social Services, Immigration Services Bureau (UAC removal defense grants) to ensure timely grant reporting, and compliance
  • Support the Immigration Legal Program Director and team as needed and as time allows


Required Qualifications

  • J.D. and a member in good standing of any state bar (*California strongly preferred)
  • Minimum of two to three years of experience working as an immigration attorney
  • Strong bi-lingual (English and Spanish) language competency, including the ability to write basic correspondence in Spanish (*bi-cultural, bi-lingual and strong written skills are a plus)
  • Physical requirements: able to sit and work at a desk for up to 7.5 hours, lift up to 20lbs, able to work in standard office/courtroom settings
  • DUE TO COVID-19 Pandemic, ability to work remotely, with option to work in office on a limited basis at this time. CARECEN is operating under a hybrid model, consisting of mostly remote work, and in-person work as needed and appropriate for staff and clients).

Qualifications Criteria:

  • Experience working with low income immigrant communities
  • Experience working with immigrant youth
  • Experience in working with clients in removal proceedings
  • Strong problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Experience handling asylum, SIJS, cancellation of removal, and U Visa in addition to having a broad knowledge of current immigration laws to effectively issue spot in consultations
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills 
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively- strong team player
  • Ability to manage and prioritize workflow with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to address ever changing community legal needs within a limited resources, and high demand for services context
  • Commitment to work with immigrants and to advance immigrant rights and integration, primarily, but not exclusively Central American, indigenous, and Latinx migrant community
  • Experience in organizing, community based collaborations and advocacy
  • Knowledge and understanding of the political and historical context of immigrant communities and civil rights movements in this country. Ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse groups of individuals, including representatives of government, foundations, and grass roots organizations
  • Knowledge in basic PC applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Immigration Pro., Lawlogix)
  • Experience supervising legal interns and fellows



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct initial client intake/consultations and evaluate eligibility for immigration benefits
  • Provide full-scope representation to individuals facing removal before the San Francisco…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required

Benefits

Benefits, including medical, dental, vision, long term disability, and life insurance.  

Benefits, including medical, dental, vision, long term disability, and life insurance.  

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Strong bi-lingual (English and Spanish) language competency, including the ability to write basic correspondence in Spanish (*bi-cultural, bi-lingual and strong written skills are a plus)


  • Strong bi-lingual (English and Spanish) language competency, including the ability to write basic correspondence in Spanish (*bi-cultural, bi-lingual and strong written skills…

Location

3101 Mission Street, Suite 101, San Francisco, CA 94110

How to Apply

To Apply:

This is an immediate opening. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Application deadline: As soon as possible

Please submit your cover letter, resume, short writing sample and 3 references by email to Laura Sanchez laura@carecensf.org, or by mail at the following address: 

Attention: Laura Sanchez

CARECEN

3101 Mission Street, Suite 101,

San Francisco, CA 94110


To Apply:

This is an immediate opening. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Application deadline: As soon as possible

Please submit your cover letter, resume…

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