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Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Legal Fellowship The fellow will provide linguistically accessible, culturally competent, trauma-informed legal services to survivors of trafficking. Activities will include: screening service seekers for legal issues arising from sex or labor trafficking; providing limited counsel and advice on legal rights and remedies available to survivors of trafficking; providing direct representation to immigrant survivors with meritorious T Visa, U Visa, adjustment of status, or other immigration remedies; and coordinating with firm's other legal units and partner organizations to ensure that all trafficking victim clients receive wraparound services, including in housing, family law, and other related matters. Conduct outreach to private bar with ties to Orange County to increase awareness of human trafficking issues in the region. Provide training and technical assistance to pro bono attorneys about how to provide trauma-informed, client centered, culturally sensitive immigration services to survivors of trafficking. Recruit, train and provide technical assistance to pro bono attorneys who will provide victims’ rights advocacy and post-conviction relief in related criminal investigations or proceedings to survivors of trafficking. Conduct outreach to partners in immigrant communities to increase awareness of trafficking and legal rights and services available. Contribute to programmatic reporting required under the federal award. Collaborate with other Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellows. Actively participate in mandatory in-person training programs including two-day Crime Victims Justice Corps Victim Law Boot Camp training on June 28-29, 2018 in Washington, DC; learning event at the end of the Fellowship; annual three-day Equal Justice Works Leadership Development Training in October/November 2018 and 2019 in Washington, DC; and training calls with the National Crime Victim Law Institute. Represent firm at legal networking and community outreach events. Occasional evening and weekend work required. Other duties as assigned. Must have Admission to California Bar. Must have demonstrated commitment to public interest work and desire to assist crime victims. Strong writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required. An ability to provide victim-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally competent legal assistance to crime victims/survivors is required. An ability to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts and with multiple organizations to facilitate comprehensive services to crime victims/survivors is required. Those with legal experience in immigration, crime victims’ rights enforcement and victim services are strongly encouraged to apply. Law school clinic, externship, summer or other relevant practice experience a plus. Must have own transportation, valid CA Driver’s license, good driving record and own insurance. Ability to begin the fellowship on or about June 1, 2018 and serve for 2 years is required. Proficiency in Spanish required. Two Year Term beginning on/about June 1, 2018.
Submit Resume, Cover Letter and optional Writing Sample (5 pages or less).
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