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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileStaff Attorney-Immigrant Justice Responsibilities: Provide training, technical assistance, and mentorship to pro bono attorneys handling asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases. Supervise intake, case placement, and case monitoring for LCCR’s Pro Bono Asylum Program. Develop training materials, practice advisories, and ongoing programmatic improvements for the Pro Bono Asylum Program. Represent asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings and affirmative applications for relief. Identify issues for systemic litigation and advocacy arising from LCCR’s direct representation/pro bono programs and grassroots/community partners. In partnership with the Immigrant Justice team, community partners, and pro bono partners, investigate, research, and litigate cases in state and federal court. In partnership with the Immigrant Justice team, community partners, and pro bono partners, identify and develop policy initiatives to expand the rights of and protections for immigrants at the state and local level. Organize, attend and participate in community outreach events, legal workshops/clinics, volunteer recruitment events and trainings/workshops, and participate in community-based coalitions related to immigrants’ rights.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: 1-3 years of immigration law experience that could include law school clinics and clerkships. Experience in removal defense, asylum, working with unaccompanied minors, and impact litigation a plus. Individuals with more experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Responsibilities will be assigned commensurate with experience. Experience working with low-income communities and/or recent survivors of trauma. Experience mentoring, training, and/or working collaboratively with pro bono attorneys. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish. Excellent organizational, communication, analytical, writing, and editing skills; strong attention to detail. Ability to work as a member of a team and independently. Ability to set and carry out objectives with minimal supervision. Ability to think strategically and creatively, solve problems, innovate, exercise initiative, and manage multiple tasks/projects and sensitive information while also being able to determine when to ask for assistance. Values working cooperatively with others, both within the organization and in the community. Impeccable integrity, judgment and discretion. Knowledge of and commitment to the mission and goals of the Program in particular along with enthusiasm and a willingness to accept responsibility and fulfill the requirements of the position.
Send (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume, (3) a brief writing sample, and (4) a list of 3 references.
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
131 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105