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Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Nov 15, 2021

Valid Through

Feb 28, 2022

Posted on

Oct 12, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 67440 to 84300 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

San Francisco, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney
Duties: Provide both mentoring to pro bono attorneys and direct legal representation to clients. In the pro bono mentoring function, provide robust consultation and technical assistance to pro bono attorneys who have accepted a case. In the direct representation function, perform ordinary functions of legal counsel including legal research and formulating the legal strategy for the case; conducting client interviews; appearing before immigration and/or state courts or agencies; and drafting and filing court pleadings and applications for benefits. Supervise interns and/or other non-attorney staff as needed including: Onboarding, skills training, daily support and coaching, review and quality assurance of filings, regular check-ins and performance evaluations, and provision of consistent and effective supervision and oversight. Place cases with pro bono attorneys and actively build relationships between the pro bono community. In coordination with Training and Technical Assistance Team and the local field office Senior Attorney/s, as needed, help develop pro bono training resources and local training curriculum, including sample filings and guidance packets. With supervision, present trainings to pro bono attorneys and community groups. Contribute to overall office functioning, including actively participating in field office and company-wide calls and meetings, field office and committees, and assisting with office events. Ensure entry of timely, accurate, and detailed case data into case management systems.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree and admitted to local state Bar. 1+ year of experience practicing immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, and T visas. 1+ year of experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, and/or working with vulnerable populations, survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma. Experience working with law firm attorneys and/or other legal volunteers if majority of caseload is working directly with pro bono attorneys. Advanced fluency in Spanish language if majority of caseload is working directly with clients; otherwise, Spanish-speaking preferred. Strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing. Ability to take initiative, multi-task, and work independently.

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Hiring Coordinator
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1331 G Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

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