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Immigration Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

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Company name

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Immigration

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Apr 25,2018

Posted on

Mar 29,2018


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Attorney – Supporting Families Workgroup, Temporary Duties: Provide direct legal services in the form of VAWA/U Visa/T Visa applications and/or VAWA Cancellation to victims of domestic violence, torture and other serious crimes who are in removal proceedings; Travel regularly to Adelanto and other local detention facilities to conduct intake and meet with clients; Develop appropriate intake systems a. participate in regular meetings with community members; Outreach to immigrant communities both in detention and in the community; Conduct trainings and outreach to community based organizations and community groups; Coordinate with other assistance organizations in the area by implementing partner meetings to assure appropriate and efficient coverage of services; and Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer attorneys and law students.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Active membership in the California State Bar; Fluency in Spanish; Administrative experience in immigration matters before USCIS and EOIR; Litigation experience in immigration court preferred, detention experience a plus; Experience filing administrative immigration applications such as U Visa, VAWA, T Visa applications; experience with VAWA Cancellation a plus. Manage a high volume caseload of VAWA/U Visa/T Visa/VAWA Cancellation cases for clients in detention/removal proceedings; Ability to work well under pressure and collaboratively; Ability to deal with people tactfully and effectively; Exempt employees shall work evenings and weekends as necessitated by job duties to meet professional duties to clients; and Demonstrated commitment to serving immigrant communities and survivors of violence.
Term: 24 months

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Company info

Lisa Morris
Director of Human Resources
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
1550 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017