Job Details

Staff Attorney/Program Manager

Company name

Southwestern Law School

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jan 11,2019

Valid Through

Apr 26,2019

Posted on

Mar 24,2018

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 50000 to 60000 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Los Angeles, CA, United States

Employment Type

Contract, Full-time


Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney/Program Manager

DUTIES: Develop a two-track MCLE series in removal defense for novice and expert immigration attorneys. Recruit expert MCLE faculty in removal defense; coordinate in the development of MCLE and program training materials. Build databases of attorneys who are new to immigration practice and one for those experienced immigration attorneys. Create and manage removal defense online resource bank for pro bono attorney and law clerks enrolled in our program. Outreach to immigration organizations, with preference to LAJF grantees, to build case list for pro bono placement. Develop a pro bono case pairing in conjunction with LAJF grantees. Develop a mentor matching system to pair novice pro bono attorneys, who commit to a removal defense case, with an expert immigration attorney. Design and implement a removal defense training program for LAJF summer law clerks prior to summer placements. Coordinate with other immigration organizations in the area through partner meetings to ensure appropriate and efficient coverage for trainings and assistance. Provide direct legal services for Immigration Law Clinic and Community Lawyering Clinic clients in removal proceedings. Comply with LAJF data and program reporting requirements .

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: JD Degree required from an ABA-accredited law school. Admission to California bar preferred (non-admitted candidates will be considered given DHS practice rules regarding law school graduates). Knowledge of Immigration Law and Removal Defense. Immigration practice experience including U Visa, VAWA, T Visa, VAWA Cancellation, Removal proceedings, or detention experience (will consider experience obtained in clinical, externship setting, law school summer employment, or volunteer activities). Excellent organization and time management skills. Ability to work collaboratively, but also work independently when necessary. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly. Capacity for hard work. Ability to interact and engage with wide range of stakeholders, including fellow LAJF grantees, students, alumni, clients and advocacy organizations. Demonstrated commitment to serving immigrant communities and survivors of violence.
Term: 12 months position (Fixed-Term) with possible 1-year renewal

Additional info

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Company info

Julie Waterstone
Associate Dean for Experiential Learning
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010