Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Siren Services Immigrant Rights & Education Network

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Oct 15, 2020

Valid Through

Jan 28, 2021

Posted on

Dec 24, 2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


San Jose, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney
DUTIES: Litigate both affirmative and defensive cases before USCIS, EOIR, the BIA, and the 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals. Interviewing potential clients and determining whether they qualify for relief, assisting them with any applications for relief, researching legal issues related to their claims, preparing all necessary filings, and representing them throughout their removal/affirmative proceedings. Work alongside a diverse legal team to create infrastructure and sustainability within the immigrant legal services program, including, but not limited to, managing in-house training opportunities for DOJ accredited representatives and grow volunteer base for in-house legal assistance. Network to obtain external organizational support, to build collaborations that support legal program
activities, and/or to refer clients to partners on issues outside our expertise. Assist with meeting grant deliverables that fund the immigration legal program. Support, as needed, with legal workshops, mobile workshops and trainings. Conduct presentations on various immigration related topics, as needed. Perform other duties as assigned by Supervising Attorney or Executive Director.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Have a U.S. law degree (JD Degree) and active Bar membership. CA Bar membership is strongly preferred and will be given preference. Experience in immigration law, specifically in removal defense, will also be given preference. Must be a fast and flexible learner and able to work in an organization with many moving parts. Committed to the needs of the immigrant community and passionate about immigrant and human rights. An individual who is bilingual and bi-literate in Spanish is strongly preferred and will be given preference. Attention to detail and have strong legal office organizational skills. Adept at public speaking and teaching in large groups and comfortable with conducting media interviews. Ability to work under pressure and exercise flexibility as needed. Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment. Ability to identify problems and develop creative solutions both independently and in cooperation with others. Excellent customer service skills and effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to maintain a good working relationship with culturally diverse staff and clients. Able, upon hire, to provide own transportation; with adequate insurance and a CA driver's license, when needed. Willing to work flexible hours as required by program. Community organizing or community lawyering experience a plus.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Siren Services Immigrant Rights & Education Network
1415 Koll Circle
Suite 108
San Jose, CA 95112

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