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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

Attorney

Practice Area

Immigration

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

USA Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

May 22,2018

Posted on

Mar 06,2018

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Pro Bono Project Supervising Immigration Attorney Duties: Managing day-to-day operations of immigration pro bono program, including supervising all in-house cases handled by the pro bono program, interfacing with pro bono coordinators on upcoming clinics and placements, supervising the pro bono mental health project, and supervising the volunteer interpreter project; Placing with and supervising pro bono attorneys at local law firms in asylum and U visa cases; pro bono clinics for asylee adjustment of status, DACA, asylum applications and work authorization; Conducting trainings on substantive and procedural immigration law topics at law firms; Conducting trainings to mental health providers on the role of mental health evaluations in asylum and U visa cases; Developing trainings and materials for volunteer interpreters along with paralegal; Supervising immigration pro bono project staff in all pro bono clinics and case placements management; 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 and good standing with a State Bar, with 3+ years of experience providing legal representation to non-citizens before the Executive Office of Immigration Review and Citizenship & Immigration Services; Fluency in Spanish is preferred; Excellent writing, research, analytical, and verbal communication skills; Capability to train and supervise staff, pro bono attorneys, interns, and volunteers; 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; Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively on projects with lawyers, other staff members, and with pro bono partners; Demonstrated 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.
Term: 4-7 months

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