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Staff Attorney, USC Gould School of Law Immigration Clinic

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ATTENTION: All candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. Applications must be received by Friday, October 29th. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

USC Gould School of Law is seeking applications for a full-time position with benefits for a Staff Attorney. This position will work for the USC Gould Immigration Clinic to provide support for the La Linterna pediatric medical-legal clinic jointly sponsored by the Immigration Clinic, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and AltaMed.  This is a 2-year fixed-term position with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding. 

The La Linterna clinic provides trauma‐informed services consisting of medical care, psychological care, case management, and legal services to vulnerable children impacted by the stresses of immigration. The legal services component provided by the Immigration Clinic consists of consultations, brief service, referrals, and direct representation before USCIS and the immigration court.

This position will work under the supervision of the co-directors of the Immigration Clinic. The Staff Attorney will work in the Immigration Clinic’s office at USC’s University Park Campus and at CHLA in East Hollywood on clinic days. Common legal matters that will be handled include Special Immigrant Juvenile Status applications (including the state court and USCIS components), T trafficking survivor and U crime victim visa applications, asylum applications (affirmative and defensive), family-based immigrant visa applications, adjustment of status applications, and humanitarian parole applications. 

The staff attorney will maintain his/her own docket of cases and will work with and supervise clinical or externship law students in conjunction with the co-directors.

Candidates must have the following skills and experiences:

  • J.D. degree; 
  • admission to and active California Bar license;
  • minimum of 1 year of experience practicing immigration law; 
  • experience with representation of clients before USCIS;
  • strong case management skills;
  • strong interviewing and evaluation skills;
  • strong writing skills;
  • strong organizational skills;
  • ability to work independently

The following additional skills and experience are preferred: 

  • fluency in Spanish;
  • experience with representation of clients before the immigration court;

experience with SIJS applications

ATTENTION: All candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. Applications must be received by Friday, October 29th. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity and access are of central importance to the Gould School of Law (Gould). Gould holds a unique position in society, and within the university, as every aspect of these principles are influenced by and can be protected through legal rules and institutions. At Gould, we are proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.


Minimum Education: J.D. Minimum Experience: 3 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Demonstrated experience providing legal guidance. Proven leadership ability. Practiced use of discretion and decision-making ability. Excellent written and oral communication skills and a proven ability to build and maintain deep and meaningful relationships with community members and outside agencies.



ATTENTION: All candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. Applications must be received by Friday, October 29th. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    October 29, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required

Level of Language Proficiency

fluency in Spanish


fluency in Spanish


Location

On-site
699 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

How to Apply

Must apply through USC system. All candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. 

Must apply through USC system. All candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. 

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