Search

Job

Staff Attorney - Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project

Posted by
New
|
Published 29 days ago

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 full-time Staff Attorney to work primarily in our Representation Program, assisting detained and non-detained immigrants in removal proceedings.

The 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
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

DOE

Benefits

Catholic Charities offers a wide range of employee benefits to support the total wellness of its employees. Our competitive package provides the flexibility to select the benefits that best meets the employee’s needs. Benefits are effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Primary benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan to include 401a/employer contribution only and 403(b)
  • Ways to protect your income (life, Accident, disability insurance, etc.)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Care Spending Account Reimbursement accounts(HAS)
  • Vacation - 15 days per year
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Sick time to include 10 days per year
  • 12 holidays per year for regular f/t & p/t employees
  • Employee Recognition - Annual Staff Appreciation Day Event
  • Free Parking 
  • Bar dues payment
  • Fees for membership in specialty bar association
  • Mileage reimbursement

Catholic Charities offers a wide range of employee benefits to support the total wellness of its employees. Our competitive package provides the flexibility to select the…

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

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
Associated Location
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…

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.