Managing Attorney

Full-time 2 views
Company Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Inc. Location Los Angeles, CA, United States

Public Interest


Min 1 yrs required


Aug 26, 2022

May 13, 2022


Managing Attorney
The candidate will be serving as a source of substantive knowledge on all legal aspects related to unaccompanied minors for a diverse staff, including attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants, as well as volunteers and interns. Coordinating the training, staffing, and oversight of legal orientation presentations for unaccompanied minors in office and at Los Angeles-area immigration courts. Overseeing the operation of our Unaccompanied Minor Self-Help Centers. Supervising legal aspects of Call Center for Released Youth. Managing intake clinics for an unaccompanied minors. Developing and updating innovative legal educational materials. Expanding access to counsel for unaccompanied minors through pro bono program and our Universal Referral System. Leading capacity development and self-care opportunities for staff, including attorneys, paralegals, and administrative personnel. Training, mentoring, and supervising legal interns, fellows, and volunteers. Maintaining and developing relationships with stakeholders that work with unaccompanied minors. Carrying a small and focused caseload of unaccompanied minor cases.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Juris Doctorate. Active, California State Bar License, or license from another jurisdiction AND commitment to sitting for the next available CA Bar Exam. Experience (including internships) in the practice of law, preferably in immigration and/or public interest law. Strong organizational, case management, legal research, and legal writing skills. Experience working with vulnerable client populations, particularly with children's families, or clients with mental health issues is a huge plus. Demonstrated ability and willingness to take on challenging and novel legal issues and a readiness to pursue “outside-the-box” legal theories. Teaching experience and/or group presentation experience, highly desirable. Spanish-language proficiency required and will be tested at the time of the interview. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure required. Willingness to be a team player with an attitude and aptitude for collaboration. Passion for social justice for immigrants and vulnerable communities required.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1126.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Inc.
1531 James M. Wood Blvd.
P.O. Box 15095
Los Angeles, CA 90015-0095

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