Job Details

Bilingual Immigration Attorney

Company name

Transgender Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 08,2019

Valid Through

Oct 21,2019

Posted on

Mar 02,2019

Years of Experience

2-3 yrs required


Oakland, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Bilingual Immigration Attorney for BLMP
RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct preliminary intake interviews with Black LGBTQ+ migrants both inside and outside of immigration detention and related conditions of confinement. Provide immigration-related legal counseling and direct legal representation to Black LGBTQ+ migrants, including: removal defense; asylum; withholding of removal; relief under the Convention Against Torture; adjustment of status; T, U, VAWA, SIJS relief; and name and gender changes for immigration documents. Conduct legal research, draft high quality legal briefs and memoranda, as necessary. Assist with the recruitment and training of pro bono attorneys in areas of immigration relief and cultural competence to represent Black LGBTQ+ migrants. Maintain and organize project data and produce reports. Remain current on immigration law, policies, and procedures, as well as the implications of criminal law as it applies to the representation of Black LGBTQ+ migrants.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: A Law degree. 2 -3 years’ experience practicing immigration law that would prepare applicant for the responsibilities of this position. Membership in the bar of at least one state. Bilingual or multilingual candidates preferred, especially in Afro-Caribbean languages, French, Portuguese, or Spanish (written and spoken). Solid knowledge of current immigration legal issues, especially at it relates to Black migrants who are LGBTQ+ Experience working with LGBTQIA communities with a priority on TGNC communities. Excellent speaking and writing abilities. Demonstrated history of producing the highest caliber legal work. Skill at working collaboratively with grassroots organizations. A high level of independence and initiative, creativity, and good judgment. Experience working in teams with people from a variety of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, gender, and generational backgrounds. A demonstrated awareness of and commitment to a broad range of social, racial, and economic justice issues and an understanding of the multiple communities BLMP represents. Ability and willingness to travel extensively. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience with racial justice, immigrants’ rights, Black migration and/or LGBTQ+ rights work, especially community-based. Experience working on interdisciplinary teams Experience supervising paralegals or legal volunteers. Experience developing and launching a new initiatives.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Transgender Law Center
1629 Telegraph Aevnue
Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612

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