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Law Student - Public Interest in Berkeley, CA **

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Company name

East Bay Community Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student


USA Berkeley, CA

Date Last Verified

Mar 22,2018

Posted on

Jan 12,2018

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2018 Summer Program The candidate will join Immigration Law Clinic division. Students in the Immigration Practice provide immigration legal services to the low-income community with a focus on the most vulnerable populations—people with disabilities and chronic illness, members of the LGBTQ community, youth, and existing EBCLC clients struggling with other legal issues. We prioritize cases involving criminal issues and deportation defense. Students carry their own caseload of immigration cases, and are exposed to a broad range of immigration issues by also performing initial consultations to assess cases and participating in case selection. Representing clients in administrative hearings before the Asylum Office, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, and Immigration Court. Preparing applications for political asylum, U visas, DACA, family-based green cards, citizenship, SIJS, and VAWA self-petitions. Visiting the local immigration detention facility to meet with detainees one-on-one and representing detainees in their bond hearings. Consulting with undocumented clients to explore avenues for obtaining legal status. Locating expert witnesses, drafting declarations and letters, writing legal briefs, and performing legal research. Drafting educational materials, conducting community/provider presentations, and developing outreach strategies. Have primary responsibility for legal work, including conducting client interviews, counseling clients, negotiating settlements, drafting pleadings and representing clients in administrative hearings and court proceedings. Make a substantial contribution to meeting the legal needs of the low-income community at a time when resources to address these needs are increasingly scarce. Note : The summer session is ten weeks long; May 29, 2018 through August 3, 2018. Deadline : March 31, 2018.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
East Bay Community Law Center
3130 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705