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Immigration Center for Women and Children | Los Angeles, CA
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Immigration Center for Women and Children


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Salary is commensurate with experience

The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) seeks a full-time staff attorney in its Los Angeles office. 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 and permanent residency. More information about ICWC is available at www.icwclaw.org.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The attorney will work with other attorneys and legal assistants. The attorney will be responsible for providing direct immigration legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. Duties include: conducting client intake, case assessment, and ongoing case management; researching and drafting legal documents and attending court hearings. The attorney will work collaboratively with social service and law enforcement agencies. The attorney will primarily work with providing relief under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the U visa, asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) cases. The attorney will supervise law students and other volunteers. 

Requirements:

  • Juris Doctor degree required
  • Active bar admission - California bar preferred (but not required)
  • 1-5 years immigration law practice preferred
  • Spanish language fluency required

Other Qualifications:

  • U visa, VAWA, SIJS, and asylum experience (including law school clinic experience and internships) preferred
  • Strong writing skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • A demonstrated interest in low-income legal services and/or a commitment to immigrants' rights
  • Ability to work effectively with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Ability to work effectively and communicate with law enforcement, representatives of government and English/Spanish media

The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) seeks a full-time staff attorney in its Los Angeles office. ICWC is a non-profit legal organization providing affordable immigration services to underrepresented immigrants in…

Details at a glance

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

Benefits

Benefits package includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, paid time off, retirement plan, FSA (flexible spending account for healthcare and commuting expenses), and reimbursement for preventative wellness activities. A relocation stipend is also available.

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

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency required.

Spanish fluency required.

How to Apply

Please email Suzanne McCormick, Executive Director at suzanne@icwclaw.org (with subject line “Staff Attorney ICWC Los Angeles”) the following: (1) cover letter, (2) resume and (3) brief writing sample.

Please email Suzanne McCormick, Executive Director at suzanne@icwclaw.org (with subject line “Staff Attorney ICWC Los Angeles”) the following: (1) cover letter, (2) resume and (3) brief…

Location

634 S. Spring St. #727, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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