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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileStaff Attorney Duties: Provide creative representation to immigrants before the the Immigration Courts, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and CA state court proceedings related to a client’s removal case; Stay up to date on rapidly changing immigration laws and policies; Comply with data and program reporting requirements.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree required; Active California State Bar License required or licensure from another state and willingness to “waive into” the CA Bar via the Multi-Jurisdictional Practice Program; those who took the February 2018 Bar exam will be considered; Spanish language proficiency will be tested at time of interview; Experience working with detained immigrants or other incarcerated populations is a big plus; Experience working with marginalized populations and survivors of trauma; Experience with removal defense, family law, criminal defense, and/or child welfare related matters is a big plus; Experience working in a high volume, social-justice law firm is a huge plus; Strong case management, legal research, and legal writing skills required; Demonstrated ability and willingness to zealously pursue new and untested legal theories; Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure required; Enthusiasm for working at a progressive, start-up organization; DACA Recipients strongly encouraged to apply; Passion for social justice for immigrants required.
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Immigrant Defenders Law Center, A Non-Profit Corporation
2101 North Tustin Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705