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California Bar Foundation Legal Fellow - Attorney

Company name

KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Fresno, CA

Date Last Verified

Nov 17,2017

Posted on

Oct 11,2017
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California Bar Foundation Legal Fellow - Attorney Duties: Liaise with the San Francisco office’s Managing Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney, to determine which cases are appropriate for placement with the Legal Fellow; Represent children in immigration removal proceedings including children eligible for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), T visas or U visas; File all relevant paperwork and applications with government agencies, immigration court, and state courts, where applicable; Attend immigration and state court hearings, and interviews and adjudications before government agencies; Participate in staff meetings and KIND-wide calls; Assist in the supervision of law student interns and volunteers; Conduct intake interviews with children when appropriate; Assist with periodic trainings and presentations; and Serve as an ambassador of KIND with local coalitions, courts, and agencies.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree and admission to practice law in the state of California. Admission to practice law in the state of California; 1+ year of experience practicing immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas and T visas; Fluency in Spanish required; Experience in direct representation of clients in immigration proceedings; Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma; A strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills; Ability to work collaboratively, and preferably prior experience working with individual attorneys, law firms, or service providers.

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