Senior Staff Attorney

Full-time 78 views
Company Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles Location Compton, CA, United States

Public Interest


75000 to 77000

Min 5 yrs required


Aug 02, 2022

Nov 15, 2022

Sep 20, 2021


Senior Staff Attorney
Duties: Represent detained and non-detained individuals in removal proceedings in immigration court. Represent individuals before a 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. Supervises 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 the Organization’s fundraising goals including annual fundraising drive and GALA activities. Attend clinics and Triage as scheduled on Tuesdays, 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. Perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Active Attorney License. Active membership in the California State Bar is preferred. Demonstrated commitment to social justice, progressive social change, empowering communities’ rights and justice. Demonstrated experience working effectively as part of a team and with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, in a remote work environment. Experience in assisting noncitizens apply for administrative relief strongly is preferred. Experience with direct services and ideally in a nonprofit setting. Experience in public speaking and in developing training and presentation. Experience working with survivors of trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and human trafficking. Experience working with underserved and diverse populations. Prior experience in immigration law required and filling out USCIS forms and applications. Prior experience helping clients who are victims of violence, including conducting client interviews. Spanish fluency or high proficiency as the job requires extensive legal counseling and representation in the Spanish language. High level of integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships throughout the organization and with external state funders. Engaging communication skills that can effectively and independently communicate 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. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Comfortable in a collaborative, consultative environment. Flexible to work early morning, evenings, and Saturdays during clinical/consultations times as needed. Proactive nature in using technology and systems to maximize efficiencies with tasks. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse community. Strong commitment to the Organization’s mission of empowering low-income community groups.

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
700 N Bullis Rd
Compton, CA 90221

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