Job

Supervising + Staff Attorneys: Immigration Center for Women & Children

Posted by
Immigration Center for Women and Children | San Francisco, CA
Apply

Immigration Center for Women and Children


New
|
Published 8 days ago

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience.


The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) seeks two full-time attorneys for our San Francisco office, to handle a mix of affirmative and defensive cases. We have two positions available: one for Supervising Attorney and one for Staff Attorney.

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, travel visas, humanitarian parole, permanent residency, and citizenship. More information about ICWC is available at www.icwclaw.org.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The attorneys will be responsible for providing direct immigration legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. The attorneys will provide relief under Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the U visa, and Asylum. Duties include: conducting client intake, case assessment, and ongoing case management; researching and drafting legal documents; attending court hearings; and regularly using Microsoft Office/Outlook, Cerenade (e-Immigration Air) software and forms, and Google Drive. The attorney will work with other attorneys and support staff. The attorneys may also supervise other staff, law students and/or other volunteers. The attorneys will work collaboratively with social service and law enforcement agencies.

The attorneys will also represent non-detained immigrants in removal proceedings. Representation may include all stages of removal proceedings: in both immigration court and the Asylum Office, appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, applications with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, release planning with social service agencies, and liaising with criminal defense attorneys. Most of ICWC's removal work is through membership with the SFILDC - the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative.

Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • Law license / in progress: (1) Active admission to the California bar or (2) Active admission to another state's bar and willing to take the next CA bar exam (3) May 2019 law graduates sitting for the July 2019 CA bar

Other Qualifications

  • 1-10 years experience in immigration law practice. Preferred experience: removal defense, SIJS, U visa, VAWA and/or asylum.
  • Preferred: Spanish language fluency. The position may include communicating daily through oral and written communications in both Spanish and English. Most ICWC attorneys meet independently with monolingual Spanish speakers.
  • Strong writing skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Demonstrated interest in low-income legal services and/or a commitment to civil liberties and immigrants' rights
  • Ability to work effectively with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Ability to work effectively and communicate with law enforcement, government representatives and media

The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) seeks two full-time attorneys for our San Francisco office, to handle a mix of affirmative and defensive cases. We have two positions available: one for Supervising Attorney and one for…

Details at a glance

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

Benefits

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

Benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, paid time off, retirement plan, FSA (flexible spending account for healthcare, commuting, and dependent care expenses), and…

Level of Language Proficiency

English fluency is required. Preferred additional language: Spanish. Please note your language capabilities in your application.

English fluency is required. Preferred additional language: Spanish. Please note your language capabilities in your application.

How To Apply

We are hoping to fill the position as soon as possible and we are accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please email your cover letter and resume to Jessica Farb, Directing Attorney in San Francisco, jess@icwclaw.org with the subject line “Attorney 2019 ICWC SF”.

We are hoping to fill the position as soon as possible and we are accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please email your cover letter and resume to…

Location

3543 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Apply