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. 


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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

Los Angeles, CA

Immigration Associate (01/24/2019)

Dayzad Law Office, Koreatown/Miracle Mile


Immigrants need help now more than ever. Join our immigration law firm and make a difference!   This position is a unique opportunity to become a top immigration attorney through extensive training, mentorship, and seminars.   You have infinite potential for advancement.  Our clients include prestigious international companies as well as deserving families. Reflecting our successful immigration strategies, the managing attorney has been selected as a Super Lawyer and received the Avvo Client’s Choice Award.  He also educates the public by serving as an immigration expert on CNN, ABC, and CBS.  Check us out at www.DayzadLaw.com.  This is a career position—not an internship.


Benefits

We will help you relocate to sunny Los Angeles!  Our benefits package includes medical, discounted dental & vision, paid time off, paid holidays, a retirement plan, transportation, Cal Perks, bar dues, and discounted pet insurance. 


Requirements

  • Bar license in any state
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in employment-based or family-based immigration as an immigration attorney or paralegal
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with case management software, preferably for immigration cases
  • High accuracy with details and a positive attitude

Duties Represent companies and families by:

  • Preparing immigration application packages (may include: I-129, ETA-9035, ETA-9089, I-140, I-130, I-485, I-751, N-400, DS-160, DS-260.  No removal defense.) 
  • Writing legal arguments, employer support letters, and declarations
  • Communicating with clients
  • Representing clients at USCIS interviews
  • Conducting legal research
  • Assisting with firm management


If you are qualified and interested in joining my team, please submit the following to legalassistant@dayzadlaw.com: a resume, a recent writing sample that you have written by yourself, and a cover letter including why you are interested in this position, the names of any immigration case management software with which you are proficient, what salary you require, and your earliest available start date.  Please do not apply more than once so your applications will not be blocked by the system.  All applications will be kept confidential.  Outsourcing/contractors need not respond.

Senior Immigration Attorney (01/23/2019)

Law Office of Nassim Arzani, Riverside/OC


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

Immigration Attorney (12/22/2018)

Darren Silver & Associates, LLP Company Location Greater Los Angeles Area


Must have at least 3+ years of Business related immigration experience

Please provide a detailed Resume. Apply through LinkedIn.

Attorney Position (12/18/2018)

Immigration Lead (Admin. Analyst/Specialist (12/18/2018)

California State University, San Bernardino


Employment Status: Full-Time, "Exempt" Temporary position with possibility of converting to a permanent position.   Work Schedule: Typically, Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  


Deadline: This position will remain open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed beginning January 10, 2019. 


• Reporting to the Associate Dean of the College of Extended and Global Education and the Executive Director of the Center for International Studies and Programs (CISP), the Immigration Lead serves as a high-level contributor providing expertise and functional leadership on immigration issues to the College and University leadership. 

• The incumbent provides oversight of the day-to-day operations of the immigration unit, including providing lead work direction to other professional staff and is accountable for short- and long-term goals and objectives. Work is guided by the overall goals and objectives with full accountability for results and requires regular planning, development, independent determination of methods to meet programmatic or administrative goals, as well as independent determination of approaches to project and priorities. 

• The incumbent needs to have demonstrated ability to use sound and substantial judgment in the analysis, interpretation, integration, application, and presentation of complex data and information, as well as development of policies and procedures related to issues that might not be covered by existing policies and procedures. ...READ MORE

Immigration Associate (01/23/2019)

Alami Law, Pasadena, CA, USA


Benefits Offered: Dental, Medical, Vision

Employment Type: Full-Time


Alami Law is seeking a California admitted attorney, for an extremely fast-paced and rewarding associate position in a premier immigration law firm. This is an opportunity for a diligent and experienced associate to gain invaluable and higher-level expertise as well as further their career with a strong and established practice. This individual will be responsible for effectively managing their caseload, overseeing practice departments, interacting professionally and effectively with clients, and have strong leadership as well as teamwork skills.


Responsibilities and Duties:

Ability to explain sophisticated immigration concepts and present strategic solutions; Representing non-detained and detained individuals in removal proceedings; the Board of Immigration Appeals; and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; Manage workload of cases, effectively prioritizing deadlines;

Visiting and conducting intake with detained individuals at detention centers; Prepare diverse immigration applications, including removal defense & family-based immigration petitions (asylum, I-601A's, U visas, motions, among others); Review immigration applications/packets and make any necessary adjustments; Present to and work with law enforcement, prosecutorial offices, and community-based organizations on changes in immigration law; 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/motions/appeals for a variety of immigration cases.


Qualifications:

At least 5 years of immigration law experience;

A team player who is open to helping, strategizing, and working with fellow attorneys and staff;

601-A and Deportation Defense experience is required;

Bilingual English/Spanish mandatory;

Interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills of the highest caliber;

Excellent analytical, research, verbal and written communication skills;

Record of moving legal cases forward and demonstrated ability to build and manage caseload effectively.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary:  Commensurate with Experience

Experience: Immigration Law: 5 years minimum (Required)

Location: Los Angeles, CA (Required)

Language: Spanish (MUST)

Please email your cover letter/ resume and two writing samples to amira@alamilaw.com

San Diego, CA

Corporate Immigration Associate Attorney (12/15/2018)

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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San Francisco, CA

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.

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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