Staff Attorney

Full-time 63 views
Company La Raza Centro Legal, INC. Location San Francisco, CA, United States

Public Interest



Min 1 yrs required


Jun 28, 2022

Oct 11, 2022

Jul 07, 2021


Staff Attorney
The candidate will represent clients with immigration cases, focusing on affirmative filings. Will manage an individual caseload and will also contribute to community outreach events, clinics and presentations, grant reporting, fundraising efforts, assist with supervising volunteers/interns/law clerks, and pro bono attorney recruitment, mentorship, training and supervision, and other tasks. Prepare affirmative filings for applicants. Manage a caseload of approximately 100 cases per fiscal year. Conduct approximately 150 consults per year. Attend immigration clinics and conduct intake screenings. Represent some clients at USCIS and, on occasion, at asylum office interviews. Write Request for Evidence responses; write detailed cover letters for complex affirmative filings including persuasive legal arguments and/or legal briefs. Coordinate, host clinics with, and provide side-by-side training on cases to pro bono attorneys. Ensure that legal work is consistent with agency mission. Conduct know-your-rights presentations and information sessions. Develop informational materials on immigration law. Represent the firm at various coalition meetings. Attend team meetings for immigration programs. Assist with funding reporting requirements. Assist with case management systems. Assist in the overflow work of the program. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings. Assist with fundraising and grant writing for the agency. Represent the agency to the community at meetings, public events, media outreach, and other forums.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. and CA state bar license preferred; licensed in good standing in any state bar also considered. Fluent, bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English; able to take a declaration in Spanish. Strong research and writing skills. Team player; willing to learn new aspects of immigration law, strong interest in receiving training, mentorship and to working in a collaborative setting; positive attitude. Sensitivity to working with children and survivors of trauma.

USD 65000 Annually

Additional info

Submit resume, 2 references & a cover letter via email.

Company info

Amanda Alvarado
La Raza Centro Legal, INC.
474 Valenzia Street
Suite 295
San Francisco, CA 94103

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