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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileImmigrants’ Rights Legal Fellow The Fellow will work closely with the Senior Immigrants’ Rights Attorney and Investigator to: Identify issues appropriate for local and state policy advocacy and litigation in the areas of immigrant rights. Advocate legislatively and administratively on behalf of clients and community groups. Engage in litigation, including individual suits, class actions, and amicus briefs in state and federal court at the trial and appellate levels.. Establish and maintain relationships with community partners, including providing advice and counsel to community groups and working with organizations to identify new potential litigation. Attend and participate in local coalition meetings throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Participate in community outreach events and presentations and engage in public education and media advocacy (may require some nights and weekends)
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Open to candidates with a J.D. (with up to three years of post-graduate legal experience) and candidates who will be graduating from law school and sitting for the bar this summer. Previous experience and coursework related to immigrants’ rights advocacy are a plus but not required for this fellowship. Fluent in Spanish. Commitment to serving low-income populations and communities of color. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to relate to and communicate with a broad range of clients and colleagues. Values working cooperatively with others, both within the organization and in the community.
Dates of Position: September 2017 – August 2018 (potentially renewable for a second year)
Send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of 3 references.