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Immigration Attorney, Removal Defense

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Based out of Santa Ana, California, maintain caseload of detained and non-detained clients in removal proceedings eligible for immigration remedies such as asylum, CAT or withholding of removal, cancellation of removal, U VAWA, or family-based petitions. Conducts legal assessment and review of complex cases to determine eligibility for immigration benefits and need for referral to other legal providers. Complete needed applications, declarations, legal briefs, and compile supporting documentation for client files. Represent clients before Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) in bond hearings, master calendar, and merits hearings. Establish and maintain relationships with clients.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

  • Juris Doctor Degree and member in good standing with the California State Bar, or willing to sit in the next California Bar Examination.
  • 1-3 years related experience in immigration law.  Will consider Immigration Clinic experience.
  • Licensed to practice law in California preferred. 
  • Maintain high standards of professionalism, responsibility, and ethics.
  • Knowledge of immigration law, procedures, forms, eligibility criteria, court decision, etc.
  • Ability to counsel clients regarding immigration law, procedures, forms, and eligibility criteria. Must have strong case management, legal research, and writing skills.
  • Must be able to work with a diverse community from different ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds, including people with history of severe trauma.
  • Ability to represent clients before EOIR.
  • Computer competency, including Office 365 and case management software proficiency.
  • Bilingual English/ Spanish preferred but not required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Valid California Drivers License and current automobile insurance. This position requires travel for hearings. Member of the California, or licensed in another state and willing to sit on the next California Bar Examination.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Based out of Santa Ana, California, maintain caseload of detained and non-detained clients in removal proceedings eligible for immigration remedies such as asylum, CAT or withholding of removal, cancellation of…

Details at a Glance

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

Salary

USD 65,000 - USD 75,000

Benefits

Medical, Dental and Vision benefit plans, a 401k with company match, Vacation Days accrual and Paid Holidays.

Medical, Dental and Vision benefit plans, a 401k with company match, Vacation Days accrual and Paid Holidays.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Location

On-site
1820 E 16th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, USA

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Simultaneously email cover letter (1 page max), resume, at least 2 references, and a brief writing sample (5 pages or less). Email fmurphy@ccoc.org with subject line: Immigration Attorney, Removal Defense Position.

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