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Immigration Attorney in Oakland, CA

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Company name

Centro Legal de la Raza

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area


Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


USA Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Jul 06,2018

Posted on

Mar 06,2018

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Immigration Supervising Attorney Duties: Directly representing non-detained and detained individuals in removal proceedings before the San Francisco Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals; Preparing and submitting applications, legal briefs, and supporting documentation for cases involving asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, U visa, VAWA, and adjustment of status with applicable waivers, refugee waivers, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status; Visiting and conducing intake with detained individuals at Bay Area detention centers; Supervising legal staff and providing mentorship, and ensuring ongoing professional development; Conducting Know-Your-Rights presentations to community members; Presenting to and working with law enforcement, prosecutorial offices, and community based organizations on changes in immigration law; Assisting in identifying potential federal litigation cases arising from direct services work and assisting in impact litigation efforts in federal district and circuit courts for placement with pro bono attorney or other non-profit litigation partners; and Assisting in determining appropriate case stories for use in reports, advocacy materials, and public education and providing expert testimony to media on current immigration law and policy topics.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree; admitted and in good standing with a State Bar; 3+ years of experience in immigration law; Fluency in Spanish required; Excellent writing, research, analytical, and verbal communication skills. A demonstrated commitment to civil liberties, immigrant justice, and public interest law. A record of moving legal cases forward and demonstrated ability to build and manage an extensive caseload; Strong leadership skills, preferably with experience managing other attorneys and staff; ability to work cooperatively on projects with lawyers, other staff members, and with diverse community organizations; commitment to diversity within the office and a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences regarding race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, socio-economic circumstance, immigration status, and record of arrest or conviction. Familiarity in working with clients in crisis or who are recent trauma survivors; and Willingness to conduct training and outreach activities in the community.

Additional info

Send: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of 3 professional references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Centro Legal de la Raza
1001 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601