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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileDirect Representation Attorney The candidate will provide representation to unaccompanied immigrant children living in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Riverside. Represent children in immigration removal proceedings, including children eligible for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), T visas and/or U visas. File all relevant paperwork and applications with government agencies, immigration court, and state courts, where applicable. Attend immigration and state court hearings, and interviews and adjudications before government agencies. Conduct intake interviews with children when appropriate. Participate in staff meetings and firm-wide calls. May assist in the supervision of law student interns and volunteers. Serve as an ambassador of firm with local coalitions, courts, and agencies.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be admitted, or have pending admission, to practice law in California. Applicants who have taken the July 2017 Bar exam may be considered depending on experience. At least one to three(1-3) years, which may include law school clinics, internships or other relevant experience, in the field of immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas and T visas. Proficiency in Spanish. Family law experience a plus. Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma. Ability to work collaboratively, and preferably prior experience working with individual attorneys, law firms, or service providers.
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KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1331 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20005