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ProfileLegal Fellow The fellow will report to managing attorney, who is an experienced immigration attorney, committed to providing mentorship and guidance throughout the length of the fellowship. Represent clients in immigration court and before the Asylum Office; engage in representation and advocacy on behalf of detained asylum-seekers; and draft press releases, policy recommendations, and reports to advocate for systemic change of the asylum system, many of which have been reported in media outlets such as Huffington Post and The New York Times.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: A U.S. law degree (J.D.) by summer 2018; Admission to a state Bar (California preferred) or pending admission as of fall 2018; Previous experience working with asylum-seekers or immigrants, though law school clinics, judicial clerkships, or legal internships; Strong written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated ability to translate highly-technical material for a variety of audiences; Ability to communicate patiently, respectfully, and empathetically with individuals from a variety of backgrounds; Familiarity with U.S. immigration law and policy; Ability to take initiative, manage numerous tasks simultaneously, work under pressure and meet deadlines, and identify and analyze legal issues; and Fluency in Spanish required. Fluency in a second language, such as French or Arabic, is desired.
Term: 2 year
Start Date: Fall 2018
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