Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Van Nuys, CA

Date Last Verified

Jan 12,2018

Posted on

Mar 16,2017
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney Duties: Work across various immigration matters, including UAC, U-Visa/VAWA, Naturalization, Family based, DACA and other relief. Work under the supervision of two co- supervising attorneys and handle all aspects of a client’s case, including appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals if necessary. Assist in reviewing applications, participating in naturalization fairs, and in community outreach and education events, including on some evenings and weekends. Conduct intakes of potential and retained clients, including intakes off-site at least twice per week.

Qualification and Experience

REQUIREMENTS: JD Degree with California Bar membership. Fluency in Spanish. Experience in immigration law strongly preferred. Strong case management, legal research, and writing skills. Ability to coordinate a caseload of at least 40 clients with time-intensive cases. Competence in and dedication to working with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds, including individuals with a history of severe trauma. Commitment to immigrants’ rights and the mission. Demonstrated willingness to work under minimal supervision. Travel required; reliable transportation to represent and conduct consultations at offsite locations at least twice per week.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, at least two references, and brief writing sample (10 page maximum).

Company info

Sheela Sood
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
16501 Sherman Way
Suite 245
Van Nuys, CA 91406

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