Job Details

Summer 2021 For Justice Clerkship **

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

Apr 13, 2021

Valid Through

Jul 27, 2021

Posted on

Nov 25, 2020

Location

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Summer for Justice Clerkship Program
Student to participate in 11-week program. Will gain crucial skills for legal problem solving, learn to think critically about the policy implications of legal system, and leave ready to create positive social change. Work on Immigrant Foster Youth. Before petitioning for legal permanent resident status (LPR), SIJS law requires a minor to first secure an order from state court, such as a Dependency Court, showing that: (i) the child has been abused, abandoned, or neglected; (ii) that the child cannot reunify with one or both parents; and (iii) that it is not in the child’s best interest to return to his/her home country. After the Department of Children and Family Services secures these orders, the child is able to submit an application for a Special Immigrant Juvenile Visa, the first step on their pathway to lawful permanent resident status. Under staff supervision, volunteers will assist in preparing I-485, I-360, and RFE responses for USCIS on behalf of foster children; Assist with organization, filing and preparing USCIS forms; meet with clients to take declarations to be used in humanitarian immigration relief. Spanish-language skills strongly preferred.
Must have demonstrated commitment to public interest/service and/or empathy for elderly, disabled and low-income populations. Bilingual applicants needed and preferred.
Tentative Clerkship Program Dates: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 – Friday, August 6, 2021.

Additional info

Send Cover letter, Resume, Short legal writing sample, Transcripts (unofficial accepted), Three references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
145 South Fairfax Avenue
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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