Atlanta, GA

Staff Attorney (01/29/2019)

Tahirih Justice Center - Atlanta, GA


Description: Tahirih Justice Center, a non-profit legal services organization, seeks an engaging, enterprising, and empathetic lawyer for the Staff Attorney position in our new Atlanta, GA office.  This role will provide critical legal counsel to our clients, immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence, who seek asylum and related relief before the Department of Homeland Security, federal immigration courts, and appellate courts.  The successful candidate will be well-versed in immigration law, be adept at facilitating trauma-informed legal representation, and have a thriving passion for social justice. 


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Advise, counsel, and represent immigrant survivors of gender-based violence in their legal matters before the Department of Homeland Security, immigration courts, and appellate courts
  • Represent immigrant women detained in Georgia’s immigration detention centers
  • Mentor and train pro bono attorneys 
  • Coordinate a broad range of legal services to support asylum seekers in removal proceedings before the Atlanta Immigration Court
  • Represent Tahirih in coalition efforts to expand networks of legal and social services support for clients, rooted in Tahirih’s holistic model of representation
  • Participate in community outreach events and substantive trainings
  • Contribute to grant proposals, reports and periodic policy pieces


Requirements/Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current bar membership of any state in good standing
  • Minimum two years of direct legal services experience, ideally in immigration law
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish
  • Excellent legal analysis, written and oral advocacy and presentation skills
  • Responsible, self-initiating, and focused, with proven ability to work independently and also collaboratively in a team-based environment
  • Meticulous organizational habits and exemplary time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, cultural competence, and cross-cultural communication skills 
  • Flexibility to meet with key stakeholders outside of standard office hours
  • Demonstrated commitment to legal services, public interest law, and/or social justice
  • Must be committed to nonpartisanship
  • Availability for monthly travel to detention centers in Georgia 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience working on asylum, U-Visa, T-visa, VAWA, and SIJS applications 
  • Experience representing immigrants who are detained 
  • Experience designing trainings and presenting to professional audiences 
  • Understanding of the law firm and pro bono culture and previous work experience with recruiting volunteer attorneys a plus  


Annual salary and benefits:  Competitive compensation depends on experience. Generous benefits include fully-paid employee health, vision and dental insurance; a 401(k) defined contribution retirement plan; flexible work schedules; professional development including in-house training programs, staff enrichment retreats and other growth opportunities. Employees have a very generous self-managed leave benefit inclusive of vacation, sick and holidays, including an office closure the week between Christmas and New Year’s. 


About the Tahirih Justice Center: The Tahirih Justice Center is a growing national non-profit organization that supports the courage of immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence by providing holistic legal services and advocacy in courts, Congress, and communities.  Through pro bono holistic legal services, community outreach and education and nonpartisan public policy advocacy, Tahirih protects women and girls seeking protection from gender-based human rights abuses such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, honor crimes, and forced marriage. Tahirih is a Bahá'í-inspired organization and works to create a world where women and girls can live in safety and with dignity. Tahirih’s 80 employees work from offices in the DC metro area, Baltimore, Houston, Atlanta, and the San Francisco Bay Area.  


Submissions:  Please include a cover letter, legal writing sample, resume, and a list of three references.


Deadlines: We will begin reviewing applications on rolling basis.  We hope to identify a candidate who can start work as soon as possible. Candidates from all regions are encouraged to apply, and relocation assistance will be provided.


Please note: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

Tahirih Justice Center is committed to diversity, equity and unity as core values. We practice inclusiveness in decision making through consultation with employees throughout the organization. Tahirih seeks to hire and retain employees whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. We encourage candidates who are committed to equity and who are from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and identities to apply. 


Apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/89667

Charlotte, NC

Attorney (02/11/2019)

Charlotte Immigration Law Firm - Charlotte, NC 


Charlotte Immigration Law Firm has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney to support our dynamic and growing immigration practice. Candidate must have 3+ years of experience practicing primarily immigration law. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.


The candidate must have experience with removal defense matters including 42B cancellation of removal, asylum, immigration implications of criminal offenses, as well as family-based petitions, naturalizations, humanitarian cases (U Visa, VAWA, SIJS, affirmative asylum, etc.). Experience using INSZoom is preferred. 


Candidates must have experience managing paralegals and legal assistants, meeting externally and internally imposed deadlines, and maintain regular communication with clients by mail, email, and telephone. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. 


Please submit your resume and cover-letter to contact@charlottelaw.net

Jackson, MS

Immigration Associate Attorney (03/01/2019)

Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. - Jackson, MS


One of Mississippi’s most prestigious law firms, seeks an Immigration Associate Attorney to join the Firm’s Immigration Group.

This position comes with a lot of room for growth and an opportunity to collaborate with our wonderful team of attorneys and paralegals.  


Requirements

  • Bar license in any state, Mississippi and/or Georgia preferred.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in family-based immigration as an immigration attorney
  • Employment based experience is a plus*
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with case management software, preferably for immigration cases
  • High accuracy with details and a positive attitude
  • Meeting with potential clients for strategic immigration consultations and determine necessary strategy
  • Develop strategy and prepare clients/witnesses for court/USCIS testimony
  • Provide legal analysis for clients to determine any possible case benefits
  • Preparing and submitting legal briefs for a variety of immigration cases
  • Interpersonal, Organizational, and Time management skills of the highest caliber
  • Experience with Family-Based Petitions, Humanitarian, EOIR, Detained, Citizenship, and other USCIS application


Duties Represent companies and families by:

  • Preparing immigration application packages (may include: I-129, I-140, I-130, I-485, I-751, N-400, DS-160, DS-260, I-589, representing detained and non-detained clients in removal proceedings, etc.)
  • Writing legal arguments, employer support letters, and declarations
  • Communicating with clients
  • Representing clients at USCIS interviews
  • Representing clients in removal proceedings
  • Conducting legal research
  • Assisting with firm management


If you are qualified and interested in joining our team, please submit the following: a resume, a recent writing sample that you have written by yourself, and a cover letter including why you are interested in this position.

Chhabra & Gibbs offers benefits (medical and dental), optional 401K, paid parking, paid time off and holidays, and much more.


If you are interested, please email your resume to aali@cglawms.com or fax to (601) 948-8010.

Las Vegas, NV

Immigration Fellow-Attorney (04/05/2019)

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Bernstein Senior Fellow (Attorney), UNLV Immigration Clinic 


ROLE of the POSITION

The Bernstein Senior Fellow works with the Director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic to manage and lead the Immigration Clinic’s community service work.  As part of this role, the Senior Fellow will lead the Edward M. Bernstein Children’s Rights Program, within the framework of the UNLV Immigration Clinic.

The Bernstein Senior Fellow will perform several roles, including:

  • Direct representation of immigrant clients, including children and separated families.  
  • In cooperation with the faculty director, managing the UNLV Immigration Clinic’s legal practice.
  • Community education work consistent with the mission of the clinic.
  • Developing community service projects that further the work of the clinic and create opportunities for learning and service by UNLV students.
  • Developing community partnerships that further the mission of the clinic.
  • In cooperation with the faculty director, supervision and mentorship of other attorneys and staff in the UNLV Immigration Clinic.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • This position requires a Juris Doctorate from a regionally accredited college or university and a license in good-standing in a U.S. State. 
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of legal practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, solve problems creatively, handle multiple responsibilities, and take initiative required.
  • Effective legal writing (writing sample may be requested).
  • Background in immigration law.
  • Demonstrated ability to build connections and networks in a diverse community.


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Los Angeles, CA

Immigration Attorney (04/02/2019)

Hudson, A Professional Corporation - Pasadena, CA


Hudson is a rapidly growing professional service corporation with offices nationwide. We are searching for an immigration attorney to be trained in employment-based immigration, including the I-140 stage, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker and I-485, adjustment of status.

This position is an excellent opportunity for new graduates to receive training and exposure to the field of federal law and work on cases related to the advancement of the interests of the United States. We encourage long term commitment and ideal applicants should be able to work 40 hours every week.

Website: http://www.hudsonpc.com/

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare case and legal strategies.
  • Manage various projects and deadlines.
  • Negotiate, prepare, and revise documents.
  • Explain legal languages to clients.
  • Research unique legal issues by identifying applicable statutes and judicial decisions.
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect immigration.
  • Develop solutions to complex legal questions.

Requirements:

  • JD degree (Internship or work experience in a variety of employment-based immigration law is plus)
  • Active Bar license (in a good standing)
  • Active in bar association(s)
  • Have excellent writing skills

Compensation and Benefits:

The total compensation for this position ranges from $55,000 - $80,000 (base salary plus annual bonus). We also provide excellent benefits. Our comprehensive benefit plan includes: short term and long term disability insurance, 6-8 weeks of paid maternity leave through disability insurance plan, health, dental and vision insurance, optional 401 (K), paid time off and paid holidays.

To apply:

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter to career@hudsonpc.com.

Hudson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action firm, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Job Type: Full-time

Immigration Counsel (03/14/2019)

The Wonderful Company - Los Angeles, CA


The Role 

The Wonderful Company is a privately-held vertically-integrated consumer portfolio company that is experiencing extraordinary growth. Over the last five years, Wonderful has doubled in size to $4B in revenue and achieved consistent year-over-year double-digit revenue growth. We are on pace to continue this trajectory for the next several years ahead.

We are seeking a seasoned attorney with a minimum of five years of exclusive immigration law experience to join our in house legal team.

Our full-service law group is a sizeable team, with approximately 70 individuals, including 40 attorneys. As compared to many other in-house groups, our lawyers actually do the overwhelming majority of the legal work instead of just managing outside counsel. This allows our lawyers to continue to expand their legal skills, while developing their business skills and learning the unique risk profiles of our individual businesses. Our lawyers are sought after across our businesses as go-to problem solvers and highly regarded as such. Additional perks include not having to bill hours, no pressure to get or retain clients, and a reasonably consistent and predictable work schedule, involving limited overnight travel.

This is a rare opportunity to join a vibrant and growing entrepreneurial company and, because we are privately owned, there is no cumbersome public shareholder concerns or bureaucratic decision-making. Sound interesting?

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Determine and prepare all aspects of the visa application and extensions process for all foreign national employees, including working closely with foreign national employees, their managers and HR to obtain necessary information for preparation and filing of petitions/applications with proper U.S. government agencies including USCIS, Department of Labor, NVC, and U.S. consulates
  • Communicate updates, recent policies and guidelines on U.S. immigration to employees and management.
  • Advise on strategic planning regarding immigration-related business issues.
  • Help employees, managers, and HR enhance their understanding of immigration rules and ensure compliance with all applicable immigration rules and regulations.
  • Conduct immigration law-related research.
  • Track and update employees’ immigration status, deadlines, and expiration dates, and enter data in case management systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Here’s what you’ll bring to the table:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience practicing immigration law.
  • Ability to prepare, file and execute all types of visas, including but not limited to H-1B, H-2A TN, L-1, O-1, E-3, F-1, and J-1 and EB-1/EB-2/EB-3 I-140/AOS, and PERM).
  • JD from an accredited, top tier law school.
  • Strong academic credentials, excellent analytical, verbal and written skills required.
  • Member in good standing of California State Bar.
  • Ability to provide top-quality, proactive, accurate and effective legal support in a fast-moving environment with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to communicate well and work effectively with different personalities across different business units.
  • Attention to detail and willingness to perform all visa-related tasks and paperwork.

Perks

Here’s what we’ll bring to the table:

  • Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Vision, Dental, and 401k with match eligibility.
  • Subsidized gym membership.
  • Onsite subsidized high end cafe offering farm to table meals and snacks.
  • Free onsite yoga classes and other wellness-focused activities.
  • Wonderful Giving (www.wonderfulgiving.com) — allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice.
  • Free tobacco cessation programs.
  • Work life balance.
  • All the FIJI Water and Wonderful snacks you may want in the office.
  • Discounted tickets to various LA attractions.
  • We are bicycle-friendly, with newly installed bicycle racks available to all LA-based employees.

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Immigration Lawyer (03/14/2019)

U.S. Law Group - Los Angeles, CA


Description
General practice Law Firm is seeking for a candidate who is self-motivated, reliable, and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.  Eligible candidates should have exceptional research and strong legal writing abilities, sharp attention to detail, an ability to work collaboratively, a professional demeanor, the ability to meet deadlines, along with the ability to follow detailed instructions.

Qualification

Must be admitted to CA Bar and in good standing (required)

3+ years of hands-on experience in immigration (required)

Excellent analytical and writing skills

Ready to travel

Must be a team player

Strong work ethics

Reliability and dependability

Strong time management skills (to effectively manage multiple deadlines and adapt to change within a fast-paced environment)

Candidate should reply with a resume attached.

Salary will depend on experience.


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Staff Attorney (03/14/2019)

Los Angles LGBT Center


Duties: Manage a significant client caseload by directly providing comprehensive legal services for LGBTQ immigrant survivors of violence, including conflict-of-interest checks, over-the-phone and in-person intakes and consultations, preparing applications, obtaining supporting documents, conducting research, preparing briefs, and representing clients at interviews and hearings at various locations in Southern California; Provide removal defense to LGBTQ immigrant survivors detained by the Department of Homeland Security at Southern California detention facilities, including providing remote parole/bond support to those detained in remote facilities; Work in collaboration with mental health, health and youth services providers in furtherance of providing LGBTQ immigrant survivors with coordinated legal services that are holistic, client-centered, strength-based, and trauma-informed; Oversee weekly evening immigration clinics, including a monthly employment authorization clinic that is open to all immigrants; Prioritize daily attention to administrative and operational responsibilities to ensure reporting compliance, including detailed and comprehensive data collection; Prepare monthly reports, write grant proposals, and conduct research to help sustain and strengthen the Project; Attend and convene meetings and community events to develop, sustain and strengthen new and existing coalitions and collaborations with immigrant legal service providers, immigrant advocacy organizations, victim support agencies, social services providers, and government agencies; Expand access to services and increase legal service capacity by presenting trainings and advocating on issues encountered by clients; Develop, sustain, and strengthen educational outreach to immigrant communities; In coordination with internal Center resources, strengthen media presence; Participate in staff meetings; Other duties as assigned.


Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Member of the California State Bar; Experience in managing a significant client caseload in the field of immigration law; Knowledge of or experience working with the LGBTQ community and familiarity with issues of particular relevance to LGBTQ people; A passion for the Center’s work and its mission to make the world a better place for LGBTQ people; Bilingual verbal and written fluency in Spanish and English is required; Demonstrated understanding of the unique issues faced by the LGBTQ community, particularly survivors of violence and torture; Passion and demonstrated commitment to serving survivors of violence, including experience working with diverse communities of transgender and undocumented immigrant survivors; Demonstrated experience in the delivery of services in a non-profit setting, and experience working or volunteering in the LGBTQ community; Demonstrated ability to triage and manage multiple tasks under pressure in a fast-paced environment; A demonstrated capacity to provide a welcoming presence to clients experiencing trauma; a demonstrated client-centered, trauma- informed perspective; and cultural responsivity to the diverse populations we serve; Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience in giving presentations/trainings; Flexibility to work evenings and weekends is required; Access to reliable transportation and the ability to be insured with the willingness to travel is required; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expression, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, ages, English-speaking abilities, immigration statuses, and physical abilities in a multicultural environment.


Additional info

Send cover letter with application/resume.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Los Angeles LGBT Center
1625 N. Schrader Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028


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Immigration Attorney (03/14/2019)

Michelle Gonzalez Inc  - Huntington Park, CA


Seeking an attorney with a minimum of 2 years experience practicing immigration law. Some criminal defense experience would be a plus! The ideal candidate would be eager to learn, reliable, positive, and willing to handle a varied caseload. We are a fast paced full service immigration firm. Duties include, but not limited to: brief writing, appearances before the immigration court, USCIS, and some criminal courts. Salary is dependent on experience but very competitive. Schedule: Monday - Friday; Must be bilingual in Spanish. Please submit your resume via email at laimmigrationlawjobs@gmail.com. Please do not call the office; submit your resume via email and we will respond. Thank you! Our firm has been in business since 1999 specializing in Immigration Law and some Criminal Law.

Senior Immigration Attorney (01/23/2019)

Law Office of Nassim Arzani - Riverside/OC


Requirements: 3 years removal defense, Bilingual (Spanish). Contact

New York & New Jersey

Immigration Attorney (04/03/2019)

LEVITT & NEEDLEMAN, P.C. -  Greater New York City Area


Prominent boutique business immigration firm seeks Associate with 5+ years of extensive business immigration experience handling PERMs, the full range of NIV (esp. H & L) and IV petitions. The successful candidate will thrive in a high volume environment with a diverse and complex case load. Experience must include case strategy development, keen analysis, innovative problem-solving and preparation of full range of business immigration applications for sophisticated, interesting and varied clientele. Top-tier English writing and communication skills, client relationship skills, excellent attention to detail and case management/organizational skills are essential. Outstanding collegial environment with opportunity for long-term career advancement.  Compensation package commensurate with experience and skills. Please email cover letter, resume and 2 relevant writing samples to: mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com. Only candidates with the above-listed experience and skills will be considered.

Immigration Scholar (04/02/2019)

Conrell Law School - Ithaca, NY


Cornell Law School seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to collaborate with and contribute to Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr’s foundation-funded research project on a comparative analysis of immigration points systems.  The position encompasses a full range of research responsibilities analyzing immigration points-based systems in other countries such as Canada and Australia and determining whether such an immigration selection system might work in the United States. The research will conclude with a report and conference on findings and recommendations. 

Responsibilities:
Coordinating the research; assisting with the report; coordinating the conference; and working with the Law School and university communities. The postdoctoral associate may also assist on research and analysis of other immigration policy issues through the Law School’s Migration and Human Rights Program.
Term:
The postdoctoral associate position will begin in the summer or fall of 2019 and is for a one-year term. An extension of one or two years may be possible, contingent upon funding.
Minimum Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a combination of education, training, and experience, along with strong research and writing skills. Candidates must have a relevant Ph.D. and/or a law degree (J.D.) completed by June 1, 2019.
Related Skills and Knowledge Desired: 

  • Superior analytical skills and an ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively. 
  • Self-motivation with the ability to take the initiative and follow through on projects to completion. 
  • Ability to work independently and with others. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to immigration law. 

Compensation/Benefits:
The postdoctoral associate will receive a salary of $55,000 a year plus benefits. The postdoctoral associate will have work space in the Law School.
Application Procedure:
Interested applicants should submit a CV, detailed cover letter, and one or more writing samples. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The cover letter should include: your interest in this position and Professor Yale-Loehr’s research and how it fits with your career objectives; your organizational skills and experience with research projects; and an example of how you have taken initiative to solve a work-related research problem.


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Immigration Attorney (03/17/2019)

Centro Comunitario CEUS - Union City, NJ


Centro Comunitario CEUS, a small, community-based nonprofit located in Union City, NJ, is looking for an experienced, passionate, capable and energetic attorney with a demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and social justice to work four days per week, providing legal representation in immigration matters to low-income immigrants residing in Hudson County and throughout New Jersey.  For more information, please see the attached job description.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Blanca Molina at bmolina@ceusnj.org.


Two (2) Immigration Lawyer Positions (03/03/2019)

Safe Passage Project - New York and Long Island, NY

The Immigration Attorney will be joining a group of exceptional public interest attorneys to directly impact the lives of immigrant children looking for safety and security. The Immigration Attorney will directly represent children in immigration and other related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other forms of immigration relief. Positions are open both in the NYC and Long Island Team. Learn More


AND 

The Senior Immigration Attorney will be joining a group of exceptional public interest attorneys to directly impact the lives of immigrant children looking for safety and security. The Senior Immigration Attorney will mentor pro bono attorneys in providing legal representation in immigration and other related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other forms of immigration relief. Positions are open both in the NYC and Long Island Team. Learn More 

San Diego, CA

Corporate Immigration Associate Attorney (03/14/2019)

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP - San Diego, CA 


Associate Attorney - Corporate Immigration
Responsibilities: Assess eligibility of corporate foreign national employees for non-immigrant and immigrant visa status in the United States. Work with client global mobility personnel and the office of general counsel to prepare petitions and applications for submission to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) for non-immigrant and immigrant status for foreign national employees. Support clients in immigration program management and compliance. Supervise the work of paralegal staff in record keeping and document preparation. Other duties as required.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: U.S. JD Degree required. Member of State Bar Association (CA preferred). 2 - 4 years of corporate immigration experience. PERM and H-1B experience is a plus. Some experience with business immigration law required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated attention to detail. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with competing demands. Ability to contribute to positive work environment.

Additional info

REQ-006143

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP.
11238 El Camino Real
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130
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Immigration Attorney (03/14/2019)

Catholic Charities - San Diego, CA


Position Description: The Immigration Attorney provides professional guidance to program staff who handle routine and moderately complex cases for low and moderate-income groups. Conducts legal assessment and review of complex cases to determine eligibility for immigration benefits and need for referral to other legal providers. Provides consultation and completes applications in selected cases.

Essential Functions:

Legal Representation

  • Conduct legal consultations and determine eligibility for immigration benefits. Prepare and file cases for individuals in removal proceedings, both in the detained and non-detained context. Representation will be provided in both San Diego and Imperial counties.
  • Represent clients in proceedings before UISCIS and the Immigration Court, including deportation hearings.
  • Provide appropriate consultation or assistance to any of the Agency offices seeking assistance in closely related legal areas.

Case Management

  • Supervise and review all cases to ensure the quality of the casework forwarded to USCIS, State Department Embassies and consulates, and related domestic offices of the Department of Homeland Security. Make corrections as necessary prior to forwarding individual cases for adjustment, citizenship, asylum, waivers, appeals, consular processing, motions to reopen, etc.

Staff Development and Training

  • Responsible for developing and conducting legal trainings for staff as needed. This includes updating the training manual, identifying key training topics, and preparing new staff for accreditation.
  • Maintain case managers and Director informed of changes to immigration law and/or DHS policies that impact the clients that we serve.
  • Keep the Department Director informed on policies and procedures pertaining to immigration issues.

Community Engagement

  • Respond to and attend meetings, briefings, CBO meetings, and related professional activities, which will assist the Agency in maintaining high standards and an exemplary reputation in the immigration field.
  • Travel as needed and directed to any of the Agency sites, to detention facilities or courts as required.

Program Development

  • Coordinate with the Department Director on planned levels of case management and case priorities, on travel to the various office sites, on staff training needs and dates, and on upgrades required by the offices to manage clientele numbers.
  • Assist as directed in any of the myriad activities required to balance workload priorities, grant-based goals, in-service training and handling of resources so as to ensure maximum productivity and fiscal solvency for Immigrant Services.
  • Assist department administration in the development and expansion of its immigration services and resources.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Jurisprudence Degree plus 3-5 years related experience in immigration removal defense.
  • License to practice law in State of California.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in providing services to low-income, underserved communities, a plus.
  • Knowledge of immigration law, procedures, forms, eligibility criteria, removal defense, etc.
  • Ability to counsel clients regarding immigration law, procedures, forms, and eligibility.
  • Ability to represent clients before USCIS and Immigration Court.
  • Ability to provide training to staff regarding immigration law, procedures, forms, eligibility criteria.
  • Bilingual English/ Spanish.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid California Drivers License and current automobile insurance in compliance with Agency requirements. Member of the Bar Association, preferably California. Access to and admission in Federal Court. Must complete DOJ Live Scan and debarment process.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Must be able to travel to various locations to support the needs of the program.

Time Commitment: 40 hours per week, some weekends and evenings to support the program needs.
Salary: $60,000 to $64,000 DOE
How to Apply
Email: Resumes@CCDSD.ORG

Fax: 619 232-3807

Mail:
Catholic Charities
Human Resources
PO Box 121831
San Diego, CA 92112-1831


Senior Immigration Attorney (03/14/2019)

Tafapolsky Smith Mehlman - San Diego, CA


Working at Tafapolsky Smith Mehlman is more than a job. It's a mission to change the way immigration works around the world. If you are passionate about the work you do, and want to make your mark working with a team of like-minded colleagues in a collaborative work environment, then we invite you to join us.

Find out more about us here: https://www.tsmimmigration.com/who-we-are/

We have a need for a business immigration attorneys in our San Diego office with:

5-15 years experience handling all aspects of business immigration and managing clients including nonimmigrant visas: H-1B, L-1, E-1/2/3, TN and Immigrant visas: PERM, EB1 Managers and Outstanding Researcher and Employer counseling on compliance issues. Experience w/high volume practice preferred. Must be admitted to Bar, preferably California. Excellent salary and benefits.

Benefits

Health and dental insurance, paid time off, 401K with employer matching, a section 125 plan, and profit sharing.

Job Type 

Full-time

How to apply

Please attach a cover letter along with your resume in the same document when applying through LinkedIn

We look forward to hearing from you!

San Francisco, CA

Staff Attorney (03/14/2019)

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach - San Francisco, CA


The candidate will provide legal representation and counseling in the Central Valley in the areas of naturalization, DACA, VAWA, U-visas, human trafficking, UUM and/or removal defense. Conduct bilingual community education and outreach. Staff clinics throughout the Bay Area and Central Valley at sites accessible to the low-income consumers. Provide technical assistance and training to community and public agencies. Represent the organization at community, legal, funding, and other meetings and functions. Assist with administrative work of the organization. Assist with overflow cases from our housing, violence against women, and/or elder/disability rights projects.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the California Bar. Must have demonstrated commitment to social justice and experience working on behalf of underserved immigrant communities. Successful experience in serving target populations and working in disadvantaged communities of color is desired. Should have Strong advocacy and courtroom skills. Must have 1 year’s experience in representing low-income and non-English speaking clients. Must have bilingual and bicultural skills relevant to the low-income immigrant communities; especially individuals who are native speakers of Spanish, Cantonese, or Tagalog. Working knowledge of Abacus Law and Essential Forms is preferred.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach .
1121 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 (Link)


Staff Attorney (03/14/2019)

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) - San Francisco, CA


Seeking a full-time Staff Attorney based in San Francisco, This is an exempt position that reports to the Supervising Attorney. The Staff Attorney will further the ILRCs technical support and capacity building work on behalf of immigrants and the practitioners who defend their rights.

Job Responsibilities: The Staff Attorney will be responsible for contributing to several concurrent programs including:

  • Responding to legal technical requests from public defenders, private practice attorneys, nonprofit agency staff, and pro bono attorneys who work with low-income immigrants on issues relating to family-based immigration, removal and deportation defense, VAWA, asylum, SIJS, naturalization and citizenship, and other immigration law issues.
  • Writing manuals, practitioner advisories, and outreach and educational materials for attorneys, paralegals, community organizers, members of the immigrant community, and others.
  • Preparing and leading webinars and in-person seminars on a variety of topics in immigration law.
  • Working with networks of other immigrant rights organizations and/or organizing with and presenting to groups on immigration law, policy and immigrant rights issues.
  • Engaging in policy and advocacy work on immigration law issues.
  • Writing grant proposals and reports to foundations and corporations, and representing the ILRC in meetings with funders and supporters.
  • Traveling for trainings, funder visits, and other events throughout the United States.
  • Helping immigrants lead and participate in civic engagement projects.

Qualifications: The successful applicant is required to have:

  • A minimum of five to eight years of experience representing clients in the practice of general immigration law before the BIA and the EOIR, especially in regard to more complicated family-based and removal cases.
  • Broad knowledge of family-based immigration law; deportation defense law, including the grounds of inadmissibility and deportability; the intersection of criminal and immigration law; and the rules governing BIA and judicial review.
  • Excellent writing, editing, legal analysis, and oral presentation skills.
  • Exceptional time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • A strong work ethic, including the following qualities: organized, flexible, reliable, and dependable, with the ability to be an independent worker, and able to handle several projects simultaneously while thriving in a team-based collaborative decision-making environment.
  • A willingness to travel throughout the United States.
  • A current Bar membership in good standing for any state in the United States or the District of Columbia.

It is a plus if the applicant has additional experience including:

  • More than ten years of experience representing low-income clients in the practice of general immigration law, especially family-based and removal cases, including experience representing clients before the BIA and the EOIR.
  • Writing and securing grants from foundations and corporations.
  • Technical writing whether for immigration or other purposes.
  • Training, teaching, or other public speaking experience.
  • Working in, leading, or forming coalitions.
  • Collaborating with immigrant communities.
  • Coordinating civic engagement projects or working as a community organizer.
  • Second language proficiencypreferably Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonesewithin the range of conversational to fluent.
  • Business marketing and/or public relations experience utilizing both traditional and social media communication, such as: preparation of media materials and website content; outreach to and interaction with media outlets; writing and sending press releases; preparing interview talking points; writing blog posts, articles, or letters to the editor.

Salary/Benefits: Pay is very competitive for the field and commensurate with experience according to the ILRC salary scale for Staff Attorneys. The ILRC provides competitive salaries, excellent benefits including professional membership dues, health/dental/vision insurance for employees and their children, a flexible spending account for medical and dependent care, vacation, and sick leave. The ILRC sponsors a retirement plan option upon fulfillment of eligibility. A generous relocation benefit is available to qualified new hires.

Applications: This position will remain open until it is filled and is currently available. We will consider applications on an ongoing basis beginning immediately. To ensure consideration of your application, please submit a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, your salary requirements, a current resume, a writing sample that demonstrates immigration law knowledge, and the contact information for three professional references.

Online applications are preferred. As an alternative, you can mail your application to:

Staff Attorney Hiring Committee

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

1663 Mission Street, Suite 602

San Francisco, CA 94103

No phone calls please.

The ILRC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply. (Apply)


Immigration Staff Attorney (12/31/2018)

Legal Services For Children - San Francisco, CA

Organization Type:- Public Interest Job Type:- Attorney Years of Experience:- Min 1 yrs required Practice Area:- Immigration >> Immigration  Immigration Staff Attorney The candidate duties include: Conducting legal screenings, client interviews, and factual and legal investigations, counseling clients, developing case strategies and case plans, and engaging in oral and written advocacy as part of representing children in immigration matters (primarily Asylum, SIJS, and T & U visa cases). Representing children in immigration matters, including Immigration Court proceedings and related state court matters (probate and dependency as needed), as well as applications before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A strong commitment to the rights of detained youth is essential as is the ability to respond quickly and efficiently to the demands and deadlines of a fast paced caseload. Must be member in good standing of the State Bar of California. Spanish fluency is required Experience in the practice of immigration law is preferred. Demonstrated commitment to the rights of children and experience working with children who have experienced trauma is desired.


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Senior Staff Attorney (12/22/2018)

Immigrant Legal Resource Center - San Francisco, CA


 The candidate will be building the capacity of the firm's legal staff and program partners. Will be providing advice, consultation, coaching, and mentoring to attorneys in the organization. Serving as an authority who can provide input and help to resolve complex legal scenarios as raised by other attorneys. Assisting other attorneys in developing innovative and creative legal strategies. Reviewing and ensuring the quality of the legal resources developed by the firm. Leading a critical area or areas of organizational operations including: major programs, relationships with key donors and foundations, or important organizational initiatives. Responding to legal technical requests from public defenders, private practice attorneys, nonprofit agency staff, and pro bono attorneys who work with low-income immigrants on issues relating to family-based immigration, removal and deportation defense, VAWA, asylum, SIJS, naturalization and citizenship, and other immigration law issues. Writing manuals, practitioner advisories, and outreach and educational materials for attorneys, paralegals, community organizers, members of the immigrant community, and others. Preparing and leading webinars and in-person seminars on a variety of topics in immigration law. Working with networks of other immigrant rights organizations and/or organizing with and presenting to groups on immigration law, policy, and immigrant rights issues. Engaging in policy and advocacy work on immigration law issues. Writing grant proposals and reports to foundations and corporations, and representing the firm's in meetings with funders and supporters. Traveling for trainings, funder visits, and other events throughout the United States. Helping immigrants lead and participate in civic engagement projects.  Qualification and Experience  The candidate must have 10+ years of experience representing clients in the practice of general immigration law before the BIA and the EOIR, especially in regard to more complicated family-based and removal cases. Must have recognition as an expert-level authority with in-depth knowledge on one or more key areas of immigration law. Must have broad knowledge of family-based immigration law; deportation defense law, including the grounds of inadmissibility and deportability; the intersection of criminal and immigration law; and the rules governing BIA and judicial review. Must have excellent writing, editing, legal analysis, and oral presentation skills. Must have current Bar membership in good standing for any state in the United States or the District of Columbia. 15+ years of experience representing low-income clients in the practice of general immigration law, especially family-based and removal cases, including experience representing clients before the BIA and the EOIR is a plus. Second language proficiency - preferably Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese - within the range of conversational to fluency is a plus.


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Immigration Staff Attorney (12/01/2018)

Squire Patton Boggs - San Francisco, CA


The San Francisco office of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, a global law firm with 47 offices, in 20 countries, seeks an Immigration Staff Attorney to join its US and Global immigration team. We offer competitive compensation, and the opportunity to work in a professional, collaborative work environment. Responsibilities: •Represent clients in all aspects of business immigration law. •Work with attorneys and paralegal staff to assess eligibility and prepare nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications on behalf of client companies.  •Communicate with client HR and legal department contacts to assist in management of immigration sponsorship programs. •Collaborate with other practice group attorneys or departments in the firm to advise on immigration implications relating to corporate formation, mergers & acquisitions, employment verification, internal audits, government investigations and other matters. •Maintain and manage high-volume caseload. •Assist with supervision and training of paralegal staff. Academic and Professional Qualifications: •U.S. Juris Doctor Degree •Admitted to practice in a US State Bar and be in good standing. Admission to the State Bar of California is expected if not currently admitted. •A minimum of 2-4 years experience in a law firm handling employment-based Immigration matters. Required Experience: •H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1/E-2 and O-1 Nonimmigrant petitions. •Permanent residency matters, including EA, OR, NIW and PERMs. •Working with immigration case management systems (e.g., LawLogix, INS Zoom, and/or Tracker). •I-9 auditing or EB-5 experience, a plus. Personal Skills: •Demonstrated capability to work in a team environment and to exercise sound and practical judgment •Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills •Strong analytical skills •Flexible, composed, and ability to prioritize and handle multiple matters simultaneously with a high level of competence and accuracy •Committed to professional ethics and client confidentiality How to Apply Please apply online to be considered for this position. Resumes should be accompanied by unofficial law school transcript and a recent writing sample. We are not accepting third party submissions. Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12. ​Squire Patton Boggs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion or creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other condition protected by applicable law. This non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment.


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Washington, D.C.

Trial Attorney (04/11/2019)

OIL, Department of Justice - Washington D.C


Many of the Section’s cases involve issues of first impression involving constitutional rights and entitlements, statutory interpretation, federal authority over immigration matters, agency rulemaking procedures, and Article III standing.  The Sections attorneys represent agencies including the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, and Defense in cases involving a wide range of complex immigration matters; the Department of State in cases involving visas, passports, and other claims to U.S. citizenship; and the Department of Labor in foreign worker wage and alien labor certification matters. The Section’s attorneys also handle national security matters, including denaturalization of individuals with established terrorism ties, and defends programmatic challenges to Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor rules governing alien employment authorization, foreign investor, and temporary guest worker programs.  The Section defends numerous cases brought by known or suspected terrorists and convicted criminals attempting to acquire immigration benefits, thwart removal, or avoid mandatory detention pending removal.  Complex, high-profile class action cases challenging critical policies and programs relating to the Federal Government's interpretation, administration, and enforcement of immigration law are a significant part of the OIL-DCS’s caseload.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least 1 year of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-12 level, have at least two years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-13 level, have at least three years of post-J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-14, and at least 4 years of post-J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15, and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants should possess superior oral and written communication skills, as well as strong character, judgment, and interpersonal skills; and have demonstrated the capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Selected applicants must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before they can be appointed into these positions. Selected applicants will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before they can be appointed into these positions. Entrance on duty is contingent upon preliminary completion of a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: Individuals with civil litigation experience in federal court, including a federal clerkship, are encouraged to apply. Individuals with federal prosecution experience are also encouraged to apply.  Experience with high-volume civil discovery is preferred. Salary: GS-12/15: $83,398 - $166,500Travel: Travel is often necessary for court appearances, oral argument, discovery, and other case-related matters.Application Process:  Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to:   CIV-DCS-Careers@usdoj.gov   by April 23, 2019

On the subject line, please put “Trial Attorney District Court Section”.  No telephone calls, please.  E-mail is strongly preferred. Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 23, 2019    Relocation Expenses: Not authorized.

Immigration Attorney (04/03/2019)

NameMaggio + Kattar Company - Washington D.C. Metro Area


Nationally recognized Washington D.C. based immigration firm seeks a business immigration attorney with 2-4 years of experience successfully handling various corporate immigration matters to grow with our firm in a congenial, fast-paced and supportive environment with fifty + immigration professionals, all strongly committed to legal excellence and the highest level of client service. Please e-mail your statement of interest describing your immigration experience, professional goals, salary requirements, and your CV to jobs@maggio-kattar.com.

Supervising Attorney (04/02/2019)

American University (within the Washington College of Law Immigrant Justice Clinic (“IJC”)) - Washington D.C.


The Supervising Attorney will help launch a new initiative , focused on representing and advocating for immigrant college students and their families.  The Supervising Attorney will perform the following duties: For academic year 2019-20, directly supervise a team of four IJC students on immigration law and policy matters affecting immigrant college students. Engage in course planning and preparation with IJC faculty. Co-teach portions of the classroom component of IJC. Liaise with stakeholders at American University and throughout the region to identify cases and projects and to promote the initiative. In addition to supervising clinic students as part of an academic program, may also supervise Dean’s Fellows. This is a one-year, grant-funded, temporary position

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 28-Exempt
  • Project Leader/Advisor B

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Required Education and Experience

  • Juris Doctor
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience as a lawyer practicing immigration law
  • Membership in a state bar

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check

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Immigration Lawyer (03/14/2019)

Immigrants First, PLLC - Manassas, Virginia


Immigrants First, PLLC is a reputable small-to-midsize law immigration law firm located in Manassas, Virginia, with cases across the United States, but primarily in the metro-DC area. Our primary focus is humanitarian relief such as asylum, removal defense, criminal immigration, family-based adjustment and naturalization. We offer an excellent and flexible work environment, including telework up to two days per week. Our office is in the heart of Old Town Manassas with parking and restaurants within a block or two of the office.


We are looking to hire a full-time immigration attorney with 1 to 5 years experience, Spanish-speaking preferred, for a primarily litigation position. We offer work-from-home, health care, and continuing legal education benefits, as well as supervision and on-the-job training.


The ideal candidate would:
- be admitted in Virginia, though this is not required
- speak Spanish fluently, though this is not a requirement if have some years of brief writing experience
- have experience in immigration litigation, though this is not required and we will train
- be very committed and enthusiastic to represent immigrants
- be an excellent researcher and writer, as well as good oral communicator
- have good law school grades and recommendations

Compensation depends on experience. Hired candidate will be a commission-based employee. Candidate will be provided clients by the firm, but any clients brought in by the Candidate will be paid at a higher percentage.


Interested candidates should send resumes to lisa@immigrantsfirst.com

Technical Assistance Attorney (02/19/2019)

AILA - Washington, D.C.


We Are ...

Headquartered in downtown, Washington, DC, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a nationally recognized and respected organization with over 15,000 attorney members who practice and teach immigration law.  For our membership, we provide advocacy, continuing legal education, practice resources, professional services and expertise.


Founded in 1946, AILA's mission is to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.  To learn more about our organization, please visit www.aila.org.
The Government Relations team advocates for immigration-related legislative, regulatory, and policy reforms before Congress and the agencies, consistent with AILA’s principles and priorities.   


Your Role …

The Technical Assistance Attorney will be a national resource for attorneys and mentors engaged in pro bono detained removal defense (including bond, parole, asylum, cancellation of removal, and motions to reopen) through the Immigration Justice Campaign, a joint initiative of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Immigration Council (the Council), and the American Immigrant Representation Project. The Attorney’s primary responsibility will be to provide mentorship and technical support to pro bono attorneys working with bond representation projects affiliated with the Campaign. The Attorney will also assist the Senior Technical Assistance Attorney in fielding pro bono inquiries on substantive relief and release strategies for a wide variety of other Campaign cases, tracking such inquiries to facilitate data-driven iteration of the Campaign’s pro bono models, and aiding in the preparation of training materials and resources for attorneys engaged in pro bono detained removal defense. Through this work, the Attorney will help the Campaign to devise and execute innovative case support strategies to scale pro bono representation for detained immigrants in new ways. The Attorney will work under the supervision of the Campaign’s Senior Technical Assistance Attorney in AILA’s Practice and Professionalism Center. 


Essential job functions of this role include:

  • Bond Hearing Representation Projects (60% time spent) 

Providing training, technical assistance and mentorship to pro bono attorneys representing detained clients in bond proceedings (including the Campaign’s remote representation project in which pro bono attorneys appear telephonically for their clients’ bond hearing 

  • Overall Technical Assistance (25% time spent) 

Providing training, technical assistance and mentorship to pro bono attorneys working on a wide variety of matters for detained clients, including expedited removal and credible and reasonable fear proceedings, motions to reopen, and appeals. 

  • Volunteer Resources (5% time spent) 

Collaborating with the Justice Campaign’s Senior Training Attorney and Senior Technical Assistance Attorney to ensure that appropriate educational and training materials are available to support Campaign volunteers’ work  

  • Project Development (5% time spent) 

Collaborating with other members of the Justice Campaign team to implement innovative training and mentor models aimed at scaling pro bono representation in ways which are both efficient and effective. 

  • Other (5% time spent) 

Staffing other campaign projects and duties as assigned 

Your Background …

J.D. degree required. Minimum of 3 years of experience in detained removal defense, including bond and parole.


Our Workplace …

We offer an extremely generous total compensation package (salary and benefits).  Benefits include – medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer match, monthly transit subsidy, flexible work schedules, 3+ weeks’ vacation, 11 Federal holidays, on-site fitness center and many more exciting benefit programs.


Your Colleagues …

  • Dedicated, dynamic, collaborative and compassionate.
  • A community of individuals passionate about their work.

AILA received recognition as a 50 Best Places to Work by Washingtonian Magazine and one of the Principal 10 Best for Employee Financial Security. Our diverse membership is comprised of knowledgeable, compassionate, and dedicated professionals who constantly work to navigate the complex practice of immigration law. 

For Consideration Qualified applicants are to submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement. Cover letter should include a summary of how your background, knowledge, skills and abilities relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position.  NOTE: Applications without cover letters and which do not indicate desired salary may not be considered.
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