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USD 58000 to 72000 Annually
Min 5 yrs required
May 17, 2022
Aug 30, 2022
Dec 04, 2021
Staff Attorney (CRP)
Duties: Provide direct representation to unaccompanied minors before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Executive Office of Immigration Review, and in California state court child welfare proceedings (primarily guardianship and custody proceedings). Work with the following forms of immigration relief: Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status; Conduct and review legal screenings of detained unaccompanied minors to determine eligibility for legal relief; Prepare detained unaccompanied minors for court hearings and appear as “Friend of Court”; Provide legal representation to locally detained children in the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program administered by the Office of Refugee and Resettlement; and Comply with data and program reporting requirements.
Qualification and ExperienceRequirements: JD Degree; Active California State Bar License or licensure from another state and, if required, willingness to "waive into" the CA Bar via the Multi-Jurisdictional Practice Program; Spanish language proficiency is required; Strong case management, legal research, and legal writing skills; Willingness to zealously pursue new and untested legal theories; Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure; Passion for social justice for immigrants. Spanish proficiency is required. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in public interest, litigation or immigration is a plus; An interest in working with marginalized populations and survivors of trauma; Prior work experience (legal or otherwise) in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
Hiring CoordinatorImmigrant Defenders Law Center, A Non-Profit Corporation634 S. Spring StreetLos Angeles, CA 90014
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