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Attorney in East Palo Alto, CA

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Company name

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Salary

$52,000 or higher (depending o

Location

USA East Palo Alto, CA

Date Last Verified

Aug 21,2017

Posted on

May 12,2017

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Immigrants’ 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)

Additional info

Send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of 3 references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)
2117-B University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303