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Staff Attorney - Immigration Center for Women and Children in San Francisco

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The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) seeks a full-time staff attorney in its San Francisco office. ICWC is a non-profit legal organization providing affordable immigration services to underrepresented immigrants in California. ICWC strives to provide security and stability for children who are abused, abandoned or neglected and for immigrants who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. The offices primarily work with federal immigration laws that allow victims to apply for work authorization and permanent residency. More information about ICWC is available at www.icwclaw.org and https://www.facebook.com/268356376532931/videos/451709055513411/?t=41.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The attorney will work with other attorneys and legal assistants. The attorney will be responsible for providing direct immigration legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. Duties include: conducting client intake, case assessment, and ongoing case management; researching and drafting legal documents and attending court hearings. The attorney will work collaboratively with social service and law enforcement agencies. The attorney will primarily work with providing relief under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the U visa, asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) cases. The attorney will supervise law students and other volunteers. 

Requirements:

  • Juris Doctor degree required
  • Bar admission - California bar preferred (but not required)
  • Willing to consider applicants who sat for the February 2021 CA bar exam and are awaiting results
  • 1-5 years immigration law practice preferred
  • Spanish language fluency preferred

Other Qualifications:

  • U visa, VAWA, SIJS, and/or asylum experience (including law school clinic experience and internships) preferred
  • Strong writing skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • A demonstrated interest in low-income legal services and/or a commitment to immigrants' rights
  • Ability to work effectively with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Ability to work effectively and communicate with law enforcement, representatives of government and English/Spanish media

The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) seeks a full-time staff attorney in its San Francisco office. ICWC is a non-profit legal organization providing affordable immigration services to underrepresented immigrants in…

Details at a Glance

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

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience

Benefits

Benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, retirement plan, FSA (flexible spending account for healthcare and commuting expenses), and reimbursement for preventative wellness activities. Generous paid-time off, in addition to office closures for state and federal holidays and a week-long winter break. A relocation stipend is also available.

Benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, retirement plan, FSA (flexible spending account for healthcare and commuting expenses), and reimbursement for preventative…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency preferred.

Spanish fluency preferred.

Location

On-site
3543 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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