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ProfileStaff Attorney RESPONSIBILITIES: Litigate both affirmative and defensive cases before USCIS, EOIR, the BIA, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Responsibilities include, interviewing potential clients and determining whether they qualify for relief, assisting them with any applications for relief, researching legal issues related to their claims, preparing all necessary filings, and representing them throughout their removal proceedings. Support the coordination and implementation of non-legal program activities such as educational orientations, workshops, and Citizenship Day. Work alongside a diverse legal team to create infrastructure and sustainability within the immigrant legal services program, including, but not limited to, managing in-house training opportunities for BIA accredited representatives and grow volunteer base for in-house legal assistance. Network to obtain external organizational support, to build collaborations that support legal program activities, and/or to refer clients to partners on issues outside our expertise. Conduct presentations on various immigration related topics, when necessary and as needed. Perform other duties as assigned by Supervising Attorney.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: A US Law degree (JD Degree) and active Bar membership. Must be in good standing with the state Bar (CA State Bar strongly preferred). Experience in immigration law, specifically in removal defense, will be given preference. Must be a fast and flexible learner and able to work in an organization with many moving parts. Committed to the needs of the immigrant community and passionate about immigrant and human rights. Bilingual/ Bi-literate in Spanish. Knowledge of general office operations and have strong legal office organizational skills. Adept at public speaking and teaching in large groups and comfortable with conducting media interviews. Ability to work under pressure and exercise flexibility as needed. Ability to exercise sound judgment. Ability to identify problems and develop creative solutions both independently and in cooperation with others. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to maintain a good working relationship with culturally diverse staff and clients. Able, upon hire, to provide own transportation; with adequate insurance and a CA driver's license, when needed.
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