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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileLaw Fellow The fellow will work together with the staff attorney to increase the capacity of attorneys and advocates to serve the region’s large immigrant population. Conducting in-person and/or webinar trainings on immigration law and practice for legal workers and other practitioners who serve the immigrant community; Providing training to members of the immigrant community in English and Spanish on a variety of immigration law topics, including Know Your Rights; Attending legal workshops where immigrants are screened for forms of relief and/or assisted with the completion of relevant applications, including naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), among others; Participating in regional collaboratives and task forces to represent the provide relevant information on immigrant rights, immigration law, and policy updates; Traveling for trainings, meetings, and other events in the Central Valley, the rest of California, and, at times, throughout the United States; Providing case-specific technical assistance to nonprofit agency staff, private practice attorneys, and pro bono attorneys who work with low-income immigrants on issues relating to family-based immigration, naturalization, DACA, U visas, asylum, and other areas of immigration law; Writing and updating manuals, practice advisories, online resources, and training and educational materials for attorneys, paralegals, community organizers, members of the immigrant community, and others; and Conducting research and writing assignments for staff attorneys on a variety of immigration law issues.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Relevant experience or knowledge in the following: Representing clients in the practice of general immigration law before USCIS and the EOIR; Knowledge of removal defense including the grounds of inadmissibility and deportability; the intersection of criminal and immigration law; and asylum Technical writing whether for immigration or other purposes; Training, teaching, or other public speaking experience; Working in, leading, or forming coalitions; Collaborating with immigrant communities; and Coordinating civic engagement projects or working as a community organizer. Excellent writing, editing, legal research and analysis, and oral presentation skills; Exceptional time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines; A strong work ethic, including the following qualities: organized, flexible, reliable, and dependable, with the ability to be an independent worker and to handle several projects simultaneously while thriving in a team-based collaborative decision-making environment; A strong commitment to immigrant rights; Basic understanding of immigration law, primarily family-based, naturalization, U visas, and DACA; Ability to work well and communicate effectively with legal practitioners, immigrant advocates, and community members; A willingness to travel throughout California and the United States; Spanish language proficiency within the range of conversational to fluent; and A current bar membership in good standing for any state in the United States or the District of Columbia, although California is preferred.
Term: 1 year