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Family Law Attorney / Immigration Attorney in Santa Ana, CA

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Company name

Immigrant Defenders Law Center, A Non-Profit Corporation

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Family Law

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Santa Ana, CA

Date Last Verified

Jun 18,2018

Posted on

Mar 15,2018

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Staff 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.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, 3 references, and brief writing sample (up to 5 pages).

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Immigrant Defenders Law Center, A Non-Profit Corporation
2101 North Tustin Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705