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Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc., is a non-profit law firm which provides community education and legal representation to immigrant adults, families, unaccompanied minors, individuals with mental health issues, and in cases involving crimmigration. Esperanza is one of the few programs across the country that provides services to pro se detained and non-detained immigrants. Esperanza has proudly provided legal services to immigrants and their families in Southern California for over 15 years. More information can be found about Esperanza at www.esperanza-la.org

Responsibilities: 

Esperanza seeks a temporary Staff Attorney to work primarily in our Representation Program, assisting detained and non-detained immigrants in removal proceedings.

The temporary Staff Attorney will have the opportunity to work on a variety of cases under the supervision of a Managing Attorney. Representation will include applying for relief such as Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Cancellation of Removal, as well as contesting deportation with innovative legal theories.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate;
  • Active bar admission or awaiting bar results (California state bar preferred, but not required);
  • Experience (including internships) in a legal setting (preferably in immigration and/or public interest law);
  • Strong organizational, case management, legal research, and legal writing skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and work under pressure;
  • Willingness to be a team-player with an attitude and aptitude for collaboration;
  • Passion for social justice for immigrants and vulnerable communities 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in a second language such as Spanish, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Mayan dialect;
  • Experience working with vulnerable client populations, particularly with children, families, or clients with mental health issues;
  • Experience in community outreach and/or public speaking



Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc., is a non-profit law firm which provides community education and legal representation to immigrant adults, families, unaccompanied minors…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 24, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Compensation

See below
Salary - DOE

Benefits

Benefits package includes:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Mileage reimbursement

Benefits package includes:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Mileage reimbursement

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in a second language such as Spanish, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Mayan dialect;

Proficiency in a second language such as Spanish, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Mayan dialect;

Location

On-site
1530 James M Wood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

How to Apply

Simultaneously email cover letter, resume, at least 2 references, and a brief writing sample (5 pages or less) to:

(1) hrjobs@ccharities.org Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Human Resources Department; P.O. Box 15095, Los Angeles, CA 90015, and

(2) Gabriel Arellano, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, GArellano@ccharities.org. In email subject line please place your full name, and the position for which you are applying. 1530 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015.


Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer.


Simultaneously email cover letter, resume, at least 2 references, and a brief writing sample (5 pages or less) to:

(1) hrjobs@ccharities.org Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Human…

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