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Senior Staff Attorney

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Company Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles Location South Los Angeles, CA, United States

Public Interest


75000 to 77000

Min 5 yrs required



Sep 19, 2022

Jan 02, 2023

Sep 18, 2021


Senior Staff Attorney
The candidate will provide affirmative immigration relief services and provide representation of clients in affirmative and defensive immigration proceedings and pursue community-based systemic reform and advocacy aimed at reforming unforgiving federal immigration laws. Staff Attorney will offer consultations and prepare their cases for all types of immigration relief. Senior Staff Attorney will attend the immigration clinics including weekends and evenings. Senior Staff Attorney will attend and assist in Triage (in person consultation intake system) which requires 7 AM- 3 PM work schedule and alternating Saturday mornings 7 AM- 11 AM. Represent detained and non-detained individuals in their removal proceedings in immigration court. Represent individuals before state court in requesting Special Immigrant Juvenile Findings. Screen potential non-citizens for all potential and available immigration benefits including citizenship, adjustment of status, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), victim-based relief, family petition, and removal defense. Provide direct legal services to clients. Assist the Managing attorneys in training and supervising paralegals in all duties. Supervise legal clinics as needed. Work closely with Staff Attorneys to maximize case output and work diligently to file cases. Assist in training and supervising staff attorneys and paralegals as they prepare for DOJ accreditation. Support CHIRLA’s fundraising goals including annual fundraising drive and GALA activities. Attend clinics and Triage as schedule on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. Review criminal dispositions and analyze immigration consequences. Inform and explain to client case timelines and expectations. Actively participate in the organization’s litigation and policy advocacy projects. Other duties and responsibilities as. Active membership in the California State Bar is preferred. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing required. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships throughout the organization and with external state funders required. Demonstrated commitment to social , progressive social change, empowering communities’ rights and justice required. Demonstrated experience working effectively as part of a team and with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, in remote work required. Engaging communication skills that can effectively and independently with diverse audiences and network collaboratively among a variety of stakeholder groups. Excellent creative problem solving, strategic thinking, and analytical skills. Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail required. Experience in assisting noncitizens apply for administrative relief strongly preferred. Experience with direct services and ideally in a nonprofit is required. Experience in public speaking and in developing trainings and required. Experience working with survivors of trauma, domestic, sexual abuse, and human trafficking required. Experience working with underserved and diverse required. Prior experience in law required and filling out USCIS forms and applications required. Prior experience helping clients who are victims of violence, including conducting client interviews. Proactive nature in using technology and systems to maximize efficiencies with tasks required. Spanish fluency or high is as the job requires extensive legal counseling and representation in the Spanish language required. Strong interpersonal and skills and ability to work with a diverse community required. Strong commitment to CHIRLA’s mission of empowering low-income communities required. Support CHIRLA’s fundraising goals including annual fundraising drive and GALA activities.

Min Salary/Max Salary
USD 75000 to 77000 Annually

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
4255 South Olive St.
South Los Angeles, CA 90037

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