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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileU Visa/VAWA Staff Attorney Duties: Provide legal assistance to individuals who qualify for VAWA, U Visa and Adjustment of Status. Assist in supervising legal assistants and outreach activities. Assist with community education activities and policy advocacy relating to immigration matters. Prepare VAWA, U Visa and Adjustment of Status cases while representing applicants before USCIS and EOIR Immigration Court; Assist in supervising volunteer law student clinic, requiring periodic Saturday work; Assist in supervising legal support staff including legal assistants and paralegals; Conduct presentations, workshops and other community education activities; Represent in various professional settings, including interviews with media and meetings with government officials and other stakeholders; Other duties as assigned by Managing Attorney, which may include limited support with naturalization, DACA and immigrant visas, among other matters.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Law degree and active bar admission (California preferred). Fluency in spoken and written Spanish required. 2 years of substantive experience in immigration law. Experience in VAWA/U visa, family-based immigration and asylum required. Excellent legal skills and broad knowledge of immigration law. Demonstrated commitment to mission and goals. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to develop and implement innovative models of service delivery with limited resources and leverage other community resources. Ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse groups of individuals, including representatives of government, foundations, English/Spanish media, and other grassroots organizations. Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.