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DACA Response Immigration Attorney Fellow - PA Central & East - Bilingual

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Community Justice Project | Harrisburg, PA
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Published 13 days ago

July 1, 2020

The Community Justice Project seeks a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) response immigration fellowship attorney.

CJP has an opening for a one-year DACA response immigration fellowship attorney. The fellowship attorney will be primarily responsible for handling DACA cases in Berks County and Northeastern Pennsylvania and coordinating CJP’s overall DACA response, including producing outreach materials, keeping up-to-date with changes from USCIS, and organizing clinics. The attorney may also be asked to assist with employment authorization renewal and similar immigration applications on an as-needed basis.

The fellowship attorney will work remotely, but occasional travel to Reading, Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Harrisburg, and other parts of Pennsylvania may be necessary. The fellowship attorney will be supervised by CJP’s managing immigration attorney.

The attorney must be bilingual in Spanish and must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills. A demonstrated commitment to the low-income client community is also essential. Immigration legal service experience is preferred but not required. 3Ls will be considered. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

CJP is a statewide legal aid program that is part of Pennsylvania’s Legal Aid Network, but it does not receive Legal Services Corporation funding. It specializes in class action and other litigation and advocacy that impacts Pennsylvania’s low-income residents. CJP conducts broad advocacy in all forms and subject areas, which include civil rights, employment, housing, community development, consumer, immigration, immigrant rights, and public benefits. CJP works with local legal aid programs across the state, but it also does its own community outreach from offices in Reading, Hazleton, Scranton, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Tamara Shehadeh-Cope, Community Justice Project, 118 Locust Street, Harrisburg, PA. 17101. tscope@cjplaw.org. 800-322-7572 ext. 211. The Community Justice Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Community Justice Project seeks a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) response immigration fellowship attorney.

CJP has an opening for a one-year DACA response immigration fellowship attorney. The fellowship attorney…

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Level of Language Proficiency

3L students will be considered; must be a fluent Spanish and English speaker with strong writing.

3L students will be considered; must be a fluent Spanish and English speaker with strong writing.

How to Apply

Please email school transcript, cover letter, resume, and writing sample in PDF or Word files.

Please email school transcript, cover letter, resume, and writing sample in PDF or Word files.

Location

Harrisburg, PA

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