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Staff Attorney (Children's Representation Project)

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*This position is also offered in our Riverside and OC locations.

In order to increase access to justice for people facing immigration court, ImmDef is currently hiring additional legal and administrative staff.

The Immigrant Defenders Law Center (“ImmDef”) is a next-generation, social justice law firm that provides high-quality representation and legal services to immigrants in Southern California. ImmDef was founded with the belief that no immigrant should be forced to go into court alone and our universal representation programs for children and adults are a first step towards that goal. Learn more about us at www.immdef.org.

ImmDef seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to provide creative and zealous advocacy to children in immigration removal proceedings as part of our Children’s Representation Project (CRP). The Staff Attorney work under the direct supervision of a Managing Attorney and in collaboration with their fellow attorneys. Our attorneys receive support from a paralegal, administrative assistant and a case manager. This is a rewarding and exciting position where the successful applicant will be engaged in cutting edge immigration litigation.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide direct representation to unaccompanied minors before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Executive Office of Immigration Review, and in California state court child welfare proceedings (primarily guardianship and custody proceedings). The Staff Attorney should expect to work with the following forms of immigration relief: Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status;
  • Conduct and review legal screenings of detained unaccompanied minors to determine eligibility for legal relief;
  • Prepare detained unaccompanied minors for court hearings and appear as “Friend of Court”;
  • Provide legal representation to locally detained children in the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program administered by the Office of Refugee and Resettlement; and
  • Comply with data and program reporting requirements.

Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate;
  • Active California State Bar License or licensure from another state and, if required, willingness to "waive into" the CA Bar via the Multi-Jurisdictional Practice Program;
  • Spanish language proficiency;
  • Strong case management, legal research, and legal writing skills;
  • Willingness to zealously pursue new and untested legal theories;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure;
  • Passion for social justice for immigrants.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in public interest, litigation or immigration is a plus, but not required as we are willing to train the right person for the job;
  • An interest in working with marginalized populations and survivors of trauma;
  • Prior work experience (legal or otherwise) in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. 
  • DACA Recipients encouraged to apply!

*This position is also offered in our Riverside and OC locations.

In order to increase access to justice for people facing immigration court, ImmDef is currently hiring additional legal and administrative staff.

The Immigrant Defenders…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Educación
    Judicatura
  • Nivel Profesional
    Profesional
Salario
USD $58.000 - USD $72.000
/ año

Compensación

Holidays and Paid Time Off

  • 13 paid holidays
  • 1-Week paid winter break between Christmas and New Years
  • 15 vacation days per year
  • 15 Sick Days per year

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • ImmDef offers a number of health plans that are 98% paid plans for staff starting on the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Additionally, we pay 73% of the premiums for select plans for immediate family members, including registered domestic partners.

FSA and Dependent Care FSA

  • ImmDef offers FSA plans to help offset the costs of eligible health care expenses for you, your spouse, and your eligible dependents using pre-tax dollars
  • We also offer Dependent Care FSA to pay for eligible dependent care services, such as preschool, summer day camp, before or after school programs, and child or adult daycare.

401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

  • ImmDef staff are eligible to enroll in our 401(k) plans immediately upon hire, contributing pre-tax dollars towards their retirement goals
  • After six months on staff, ImmDef will match 100% of contributions up to 3%
  • Funds are vested immediately!

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

  • As a 501(c)3, qualified ImmDef staff are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Bar Dues

  • ImmDef covers California Bar Dues up to $450 annually

Parking and Travel Stipend

  • ImmDef Staff commuting into our DTLA office are eligible for reimbursement of parking or public transit costs up to $90 per month.

Holidays and Paid Time Off

  • 13 paid holidays
  • 1-Week paid winter break between Christmas and New Years
  • 15 vacation days per year
  • 15 Sick Days per year

Health, Dental and Vision…

Nivel de Idiomas

Spanish proficiency is required and will be tested at time of interview.

Spanish proficiency is required and will be tested at time of interview.

Ubicación

Presencial
634 S. Spring Street, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014, United States

Cómo aplicar

Please use this link to apply to our LA Location:

https://secure.beyondpay.com/ta/CSIDL1.careers?TrackId=[MyTrackingId]&ApplyToJob=386048135

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

ImmDef believes in second chances. As an organization, we will rely on individualized assessments in the hiring of those with past criminal convictions. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for a position fighting for our immigrant communities!

Immigrant Defenders Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please use this link to apply to our LA Location:

https://secure.beyondpay.com/ta/CSIDL1.careers?TrackId=[MyTrackingId]&ApplyToJob=386048135

Only those selected for an…

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