Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jan 04,2019

Valid Through

Apr 19,2019

Posted on

Aug 08,2018

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney
The candidate will direct the company’s New Americans Campaign program to assist lawful permanent residents through the naturalization process. Coordinate and attend outreach events to promote U.S. citizenship and the NAC in metropolitan D.C. Conduct information sessions regarding the benefits of U.S. citizenship and the NAC in metropolitan D.C. Recruit and train pro bono attorneys and law students on the citizenship process to assist at monthly citizenship application workshops. Coordinate and conduct citizenship application workshops in metropolitan D.C. Maintain partnerships with local government, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and other entities to promote U.S. citizenship and the NAC. Represent individuals seeking U.S. citizenship at USCIS. Attend bi-annual NAC conference.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have 1-3 years of experience in the practice of immigration law. Licensed to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction is required. License to practice in D.C., Maryland or Virginia preferred. Must have demonstrated commitment in public interest law and social justice advocacy, experience working with immigrants, low-income individuals and those with limited English proficiency, and with a legal services organization highly desirable. Experience working with Asian immigrants and fluency in an Asian language, particularly Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Hindi or Urdu strongly preferred.

Additional info

Submit a cover letter detailing interest in the position and work experience, along with a résumé, brief writing sample (5-10 pages), and three professional references.

Company info

Naznin Saifi
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
1012 14th Street, N.W.
Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005

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