Job Details

Supervising Attorney

Company name

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 12,2019

Valid Through

Sep 25,2019

Posted on

Jan 03,2019

Years of Experience

7-10 yrs required


San Francisco, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Supervising Attorney
Duties: Building the capacity of the legal staff and program partners. Supervising and mentoring Staff Attorneys and Law Fellows. Responding to legal technical requests from public defenders, private practice attorneys, nonprofit agency staff, and pro bono attorneys who work with low-income immigrants on issues relating to family-based immigration, removal and deportation defense, VAWA, asylum, SIJS, naturalization and citizenship, and other immigration law issues. Writing manuals, practitioner advisories, and outreach and educational materials for attorneys, paralegals, community organizers, members of the immigrant community, and others. Preparing and leading webinars and in-person seminars on a variety of topics in immigration law. Working with networks of other immigrant rights organizations and/or organizing with and presenting to groups on immigration law, policy, and immigrant rights issues. Engaging in policy and advocacy work on immigration law issues. Writing grant proposals and reports to foundations and corporations, and representing in meetings with funders and supporters. Traveling for trainings, funder visits, and other events throughout the United States. Helping immigrants lead and participate in civic engagement projects.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A current Bar membership in good standing for any state in the United States or the District of Columbia. 7-10 years of experience representing clients in the practice of general immigration law before the BIA and the EOIR, especially in regard to more complicated family-based and removal cases. Significant experience supervising legal staff. Broad knowledge of family-based immigration law; deportation defense law, including the grounds of inadmissibility and deportability; the intersection of criminal and immigration law; and the rules governing BIA and judicial review. Excellent writing, editing, legal 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 able to handle several projects simultaneously while thriving in a team-based collaborative decision-making environment. It is a plus if the applicant has additional experience including: 5+ years of experience supervising legal staff. 15+ years of experience representing low-income clients in the practice of general immigration law, especially family-based and removal cases, including experience representing clients before the BIA and the EOIR. Writing and securing grants from foundations and corporations. 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. Coordinating civic engagement projects or working as a community organizer. Second language proficiency—preferably Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese—within the range of conversational to fluent. Business marketing and/or public relations experience utilizing both traditional and social media communication, such as: preparation of media materials and website content; outreach to and interaction with media outlets; writing and sending press releases; preparing interview talking points; writing blog posts, articles, or letters to the editor.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
1663 Mission Street
Suite 602
San Francisco, CA 94103

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