Staff Attorney

Full-time 12 views
Company The International Institute of the Bay Area Location Oakland, CA, United States

Public Interest


Min 2 yrs required


Jun 07, 2022

Sep 20, 2022

Mar 28, 2022


Staff Attorney
Responsibilities: Provide eligibility and risk assessment, full representation, brief service, and/ or legal advice to low income clients filing applications, including family-based and humanitarian immigration petitions, waivers, U Visas, DACA, DAPA, naturalization, consular processing, adjustments of status, and removal defense. Develop community relationships. Responsible for workshops, clinics, outreach activities and information sessions for immigrants, social service agencies serving immigrants, local government and community based organizations. Outreach and workshops requires occasional evening and weekend events. Comply with policies, procedures, protocols, and best practices for non-profit immigration law practice, including legal ramifications, fee collection, maintenance of client files and data for reporting requirements. Participate in regular peer review meetings and legal trainings. Assess fees for services, sign contracts with clients, work with administrative staff to ensure fees are collected and applications are filed in a timely manner. Train and help supervise administrative support staff, paralegals, legal interns and other volunteers. Participate in meetings and webinars on behalf of IIBA and its partner organizations and collaborators.: Perform all other duties as needed and/or as directed by supervisor.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree from ABA certified law school or international equivalent. A current Bar Membership in good standing. Or DOJ Accredited Representative – Degree from a 4 year institution and/or equivalent experience. Equivalent experience may include advanced experience working in a legal environment. Must be eligible for full BIA Accreditation. 2+ year experience in immigration law assisting immigrants with U-Visas, VAWA self-petitions, family visa petitions, waivers, DACA, naturalization. Or DOJ Accredited Representative: Minimum of 5 years of experience in immigration law, including U-Visa, VAWA, family based immigration, naturalization requirements and procedures. Previous BIA Accreditation. Advanced legal research and writing skills. Dedicated to providing high quality legal assistance and capable of handling complex legal issues on behalf of low-income immigrant populations. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Outstanding public speaking skills in English and Spanish, with ability and experience to conduct outreach and education events to large groups. Experience in developing and providing services to the target population preferred. Very strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Exceptional time management skills – ability to meet deadlines. Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment. Commitment to serving immigrants and sensitivity to the needs of the low-income, culturally diverse newcomer community. Familiarity with the region and knowledge of local resources, public systems, and area philanthropy preferred. Proficiency in a Windows/PC environment, and able to quickly become proficient in the use of immigration law software and database. Bi- Lingual – English and Spanish fluency required.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The International Institute of the Bay Area
405 14th St
Ste. 500
Oakland, CA 94612

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