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Immigration Staff Attorney

Posted by
La Raza Centro Legal, Inc
|
San Francisco, CA
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Published 2 days ago

The Immigration Program Attorney at La Raza Centro Legal will represent clients with immigration cases, focusing on removal defense. The attorney will manage an individual caseload

and will also contribute to community outreach events and presentations, grant

reporting, fundraising efforts, volunteer/intern, and pro bono attorney

recruitment and supervision, and other tasks. 



 Clinical and Case Work

Responsibilities:

·  Prepare applications for asylum,

SIJS and other avenues of relief from deportation. Prepare and timely submit

filings for applicants in San Francisco Immigration Court, in accordance with

the EOIR Practice Manual.


·       Independently manage caseload

of removal defense cases; manage calendar and tickler system so as to keep up and

meet with multiple and changing filing deadlines and court appearance dates.


·        Attend immigration clinics andconduct intake screenings.

·        Represent some clients at asylum office interviews.

·        Write motions, briefs, and BIA appellate briefs, as needed.

·        Ensure that legal work is consistent with agency mission.


Community Education Responsibilities

·        Conduct know-your-rights presentations and information sessions

·        Develop informational materials on immigration law.

·  Represent La Raza Centro Legal at various coalition meetings.



Responsibilities – Immigration Program:

·        Attend team meetings.

·        Assist with funding reporting requirements.

·        Assist with case management systems.

·       Assist in the overflow work of the program.

Responsibilities – Agency Wide:

·        Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings.

·        Assist with fundraising and grant writing for the agency.

·        Represent the agency to the community at meetings, public events, media outreach, and other forums.


Requirements:

·        Fluent, bilingual and biliterate, in Spanish and English.

·        J.D. and CA state bar license preferred; alternatively, licensed and in good standing in any of the 50 states or Puerto Rico.

·        Strong research and writing skills.

·        Attention to detail.

·        Dependable, reliable, and solid work ethic.

·        Interest in immigration law and passionate about issues affecting immigrants.

·        Sensitivity to working with children and survivors of trauma.

·        Team Player: positive demeanor, ability to prioritize key tasks and timely complete them.

·        Willingness to mentor and supervise law clerks, volunteers, and interns, and more junior staff attorneys.


Benefits:

·        Salary $65,000+/year, DOE, plus benefits, 15+ holidays & 35-hour workweek

·        Group health and medical insurance coverage for employee and eligible dependents  

·       Dental insurance coverage

·        Term Life insurance and Long-Term Disability coverage

·        Retirement plan matching


Level of Language Proficiency:

·      Required: complete fluency in English and Spanish.   

Minimum Education Required: J.D. and admission to the CA or other

State Bar.   



How to Apply: E-mail resume, 2 references & cover

letter to amanda@lrcl.org and marcos@lrcl.org.




La Raza Centro Legal is an

equal opportunity employer.  Pursuant to

the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment

qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The Immigration Program Attorney at La Raza Centro Legal will represent clients with immigration cases, focusing on removal defense. The attorney will manage an individual caseload

and will also contribute to community outreach events…

Details at a Glance

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

Salary

$65,000 - $72,500

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Life, Vision, Retirement plan

Medical, Dental, Life, Vision, Retirement plan

Level of Language Proficiency

English & Spanish

English & Spanish

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
Associated Location
San Francisco, CA, USA

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