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Bilingual spanish Immigration Attorney

Company name

WEAVE inc

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Nov 27,2019

Posted on

Aug 14,2019

Years of Experience

2-5 yrs required

Location

Sacramento, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Bilingual (Spanish) Immigration Attorney
The candidate will oversee the implementation of Immigration Legal Services provided by organization, pursuant to grants from the California Office of Emergency Services (XL Grant) and from the Office on Violence against Women (Legal Assistance to Victims Grant), as well as partnerships with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the FUEL Network. Will provide consultations, assistance and direct representation of immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking primarily by preparing and filing applications for T visas, U visas and VAWA petitions. Screen and counsel immigrant victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking to determine eligibility for services and appropriate legal remedies. Provide direct legal services to immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in Sacramento County, including legal representation and consults via phone and in-person appointments, and advocating on behalf of clients by scheduling meetings with Law Enforcement and related Government agencies to facilitate the application process. Manage ongoing client caseload; including preparation of applications for immigration benefits and collection of supporting evidence; perform intake interviews, follow up on requests for evidence and required next steps in cases. Build empowering, professional relationships with clients to create an atmosphere of empathy, safety, trust and support. Ensure that clients receive comprehensive victim advocacy - including danger assessment, safety planning, crisis counseling, court accompaniment, and assistance accessing community resources. Work with other legal department staff and community partners to provide appropriate referrals for assistance to immigrant clients with civil legal issues related to Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Family Law matters and related issues in Landlord/tenant, Employment, and Privacy law matters. Conduct regular outreach and schedule meetings with collaborative agencies to educate about domestic violence, focusing on the vulnerability of immigration populations, immigration law, and WEAVE resources. Regularly meet with the Legal Director and Certified Immigration Law Specialist (LAV only) regarding case strategy and outcomes. Review grant reporting requirements and work with the Legal Director and other staff to track, capture and review data for periodic reporting requirements. Complete required documentation - including monthly reports, grant reports, and administrative paperwork - thoroughly and in a timely manner. Work to eliminate barriers to service, particularly for victims from historically oppressed communities. Administer legal services in compliance with grant standards for service delivery, documentation, and reporting. Oversee the collection and management of grant-based legal services statistical information related to immigration clients. Ensure the quality of services reflects best practices. Oversee and provide staff training in best practices. Complete the required Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention peer counselor training and required ongoing training to maintain status as sexual assault and domestic violence victim counselor. Attend CALOES & OVW sponsored training that supports victim-based interventions and best practices as needed. Participate in appropriate ongoing professional legal training specific to immigration relief for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Ensure the confidentiality of all immigrant sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking victims are protected and consent forms are signed when coordinating services for individuals or families with other entities. Ensure that all client files and documentation are accurate and complete. Document work efforts to develop more effective ways to reach and serve minority and underserved populations. Carry out special projects and other duties as assigned. Must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of California with 2-5 years of experience as an attorney working in the area of Immigration Law, specifically with regard to T Visa, U visa and VAWA petitions and other immigration relief specific to victims and survivors of crime. Extensive knowledge of Immigration law as well as related Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Laws in California required. Should have ability to work with immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking who are in crisis. Must have computer proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Google applications (Gmail and Google Docs) and online research.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
WEAVE inc
1900 K. Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

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