Job Details

Immigration Senior Staff Attorney

Company name

Centro Legal de la Raza

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Mar 08,2018

Posted on

Sep 12,2017
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
  Employer Sponsored Job (Free to apply to)
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Immigration Senior Staff Attorney The candidate will directly represent non-detained and detained individuals in removal proceedings before the San Francisco Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals. Will prepare and submit applications, legal briefs, and supporting documentation for cases involving asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, U visa, VAWA, and adjustment of status with applicable waivers, refugee waivers, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Visit detained individuals at Bay Area detention centers. Conduct Know-Your-Rights presentations to community members. Present to and work with law enforcement, prosecutorial offices, and community based organizations on changes in immigration law. Assist 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. Assist 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

The candidate should have a Law degree and be admitted and in good standing with a State Bar. Must have 5+ years of experience providing legal representation to non-citizens before the Executive Office of Immigration Review and Citizenship and Immigration Services. Capability to train and supervise interns and volunteers is required. Familiarity in working with clients in crisis or who are recent trauma survivors is needed. Should have willingness to conduct training and outreach activities in the community. Experience working with low-income, immigrant, and monolingual Spanish-speaking communities is required. Fluency in Spanish is essential.

Additional info

Submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references with the subject line 'Senior Immigration Staff Attorney'.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Centro Legal de la Raza
1001 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601

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