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

Phoenix, AZ

Staff Attorney (05/17/2019)

Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP) - Phoenix, AZ


  1. Team work: we value a collaborative environment and work together to face challenges.
  2. Diversity: We value diversity. Our staff comes from different backgrounds and we value the experiences each one brings to the team. 
  3. Work life balance: we value self care so that we can keep doing our meaningful work. Our staff gets one personal day a month + sick time + all federal holidays + vacation time + a paid 2 month sabbatical after 3 years on the job. We also have different wellness events throughout the year, some examples from the past: board game nights, May the 4th potluck, Mean Girls potluck, Halloween costume competition, team breakfast treats and lunches once a month, baseball league, zumba, yoga, fun all staff meetings, staff retreat.
  4. Excellent benefits: paid parental leave + health insurance + dental insurance + vision insurance + life insurance + matching retirement account after 1 year on the job + nonprofit AILA membership + bar dues for one state bar. 
  5. Professional Growth: FIRRP is a respectable legal service provider that has been around for about 30 years, with amazing attorneys and great opportunities for growth. Training opportunities are abundant. 
  6. Salary: Starting salary is $61,000. 
  7. Retention: The children's program has a great retention rate. Many members of our team have been here for more than 3 years. 

Contact Pamela Florian: pflorian@firrp.org

Houston, TX

Senior Staff Attorney (05/07/2019)

The Children's Immigration Law Academy (CILA-ABA) - Houston, TX


Accountable for providing individual technical assistance, training, and relevant resources to legal services staff and pro bono attorneys representing children in their immigration case in Texas. 
 

Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities  

Provides individual technical assistance to legal services staff and pro bono attorneys as required by current funding contract(s).

Provides training to legal services staff and pro bono attorneys on relevant issue areas.

Participates in working group meetings and calls for legal services staff and pro bono attorneys on specific topics related to children's immigration cases.

Creates resources relevant to children's immigration practice for use by legal services staff and pro bono attorneys. 

Assists in timely communications to legal services staff and pro bono attorneys, including posts to the CILA website.

Assists in efforts to engage the pro bono community.

Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications & Interests (BQIs) 

Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

Licensed to practice law in a U.S. state or territory.
 

Preferred Qualifications & Interests (PQIs) 

Licensed to practice law and member in good standing of State Bar of Texas. 

Prior volunteer, community, or work experience regarding immigration or detention. 

Prior work experience with children, particularly from Central America. 

Prior non-profit experience.  


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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 Associate (06/10/2019)

Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC, Las Vegas, NV


One of the top immigration law firms in Nevada and Utah. Founded in 1997, we have built a solid reputation in our field. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. We currently have the following position open for a seasoned attorney (5+ years of immigration law experience with an emphasis on removal defense). We will consider paying for relocation expenses. For immediate confidential consideration, please e-mail cover letter, resume and writing samples to rezaathari@atharilaw.com. Only qualified individuals with requested experience and complete submission will be contacted.


The ideal candidate should have experience and knowledge before the Executive Office of Immigration Review and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

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 Fellowship (06/13/2019)

UCLA School of Law - Los Angeles, CA


UCLA School of Law is hiring a fellow for its new Immigrant Family Legal Clinic to begin in August of 2019.  The position is open to recent law graduates, with a preference for attorneys with at least two years of practice experience. The position is a twelve-month contract, with a potential one-year extension. 


The UCLA Immigrant Family Legal Clinic is a unique partnership between the UCLA School of Law and the Los Angeles Unified School District.  Located on the campus of the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in the heart of Koreatown, the clinic serves students at the six public schools on the campus, as well as their family members.  We provide individual representation in cases involving immigration relief and workers’ rights.  We also offer legal consultations involving a wider range of legal topics, which we then seek to refer to partner organizations.   In addition, we organize programming and enrichment opportunities related to social justice and legal rights for teachers, students, and families in the RFK community.  We collaborate with non-profit organizations and legal service providers in Koreatown on efforts to empower and serve the broader community, and in time, plan to develop a policy component to the clinic’s docket. 


The Fellow will be primarily based on the RFK school campus in Koreatown, and will have three major areas of responsibility:

  1. Direct Representation and Docket Management - The Fellow will provide direct representation and assist with the overall management of the clinic’s docket.  This includes:

·  Providing representation for the clinic’s existing clients throughout the year, including

during transitions between semesters and over the summer.

·  Assisting with supervision of law student casework, which will focus primarily on

immigration remedies (particularly asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status) and workers’ rights cases (wage theft and potential labor-related U/T visas)

·  Helping design classes for the clinic seminar related to skills and concepts including

cross-cultural lawyering, community lawyering, and relevant immigration law and

policy topics. 

  1. Legal Consultation Services  - The Fellow will provide consultations to RFK students and family members on an ongoing basis.  Some of these consultations will involve limited scope representation and/or preparing warm referrals to partner organizations.
  2. Program Development and Outreach  - The Fellow will assist the clinic director in the continued development of relationships within the RFK schools and with community partners.  Responsibilities will include:

·  Planning and presenting regular outreach presentations in the school for teachers,

students, and parents.

·  Meeting regularly with a range of community partners to develop shared initiatives and

referral networks.

·  Assisting with the development and organization of the clinic’s Advisory Board.

·  Developing the policy research and advocacy component of the clinic’s work.

Qualifications

  • J.D. and licensed to practice law in California
  • Fluency in Spanish.  NOTE: Please do not apply if you do not speak Spanish.  This is a

requirement for the fellowship that cannot be waived 

  • Experience working with low-wage workers, immigrants, refugees, victims of trauma,

and/or incarcerated populations

  • Familiarity with immigration and/or workers’ rights
  • Strong communication skills, with particular sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary settings with minimal direct supervision
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (some nights and weekends)


Salary: $43,000-$52,000 (depending on years of experience), plus benefits through UCLA


To apply: Please submit your materials (cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and three references) through the UCLA career system here by no later than July 12 (if the link does not take you directly to the job posting, it is #30352).  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to send in materials as soon as possible.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact Nina Rabin, rabin@law.ucla.edu

Immigration Attorney (05/23/2019)

Dayzad Law - 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 professional 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 bar dues, medical, discounted dental & vision, paid time off, paid holidays, a retirement plan, transportation, Cal Perks, 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
  • Writing legal arguments, employer support letters, and declarations
  • Communicating with clients
  • Representing clients at USCIS interviews
  • Conducting legal research
  • Assisting with firm management


To Apply

Please submit the following to legalassistant@dayzadlaw.com: a resume, a recent writing sample that you have written by yourself that is 2-5 pages in length, 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. 

Associate Attorney (05/09/2019)

Law Office of Enrique Arevalo and Lori Romero - South Pasadena, CA


We are an Immigration firm located in South Pasadena that is seeking an attorney to join our firm. [We will consider grads waiting on February bar results.] We are looking for someone that has some experience in Immigration Law, even just a clinic or course in school, and must be fluent in Spanish.


Requirements:

·  Bilingual is a must. [Spanish]

·  Experience in immigration law

·  Works well under pressure

·  Strong writing skills

·  Punctual

·  Willing to learn

·  Able to handle a high case load

·  Works well with others

We are looking to hire someone to start as soon as possible.


Responsibilities

·  Provide legal support to clients and assist attorneys

·  Maintain client relationships

·  Prepare legal reports and documents

·  Make court appearances

·  Attend interviews at administrative offices with clients


Qualifications

·  Juris Doctorate

·  Strong communication and interpersonal skills

·  Strong legal knowledge

Compensation:

Salary to be determined based on experience.

Full Medical insurance is included. Reasonable hours. 


For more information or to apply, email: abogada@earevalo.com

Website: earevalo.com

Administrative Analyst, Senior/Fellow (04/26/2019)

UCLA  - West Los Angeles, CA


The UCLA Immigrant Family Legal Clinic is a unique partnership between the UCLA School of Law and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Located on the campus of the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in the heart of Koreatown, the clinic serves students at the six public schools on the campus, as well as their family members. The Immigrant Family Legal Clinic provides individual representation in cases involving immigration relief and workers' rights. The Immigrant Family Legal Clinic also offers legal consultations involving a wider range of legal topics, which we then seek to refer to partner organizations. In addition, the Immigrant Family Legal Clinic organizes programming and enrichment opportunities related to social justice and legal rights for teachers, students, and families in the RFK community. The Clinic collaborates with non-profit organizations and legal service providers in Koreatown on efforts to empower and serve the broader community, and in time, plan to develop a policy component to the clinic's docket. Under the general direction of the Directors of the UCLA School of Law Immigrant Family Legal Clinic, the Fellow will provide direct representation and assist with the overall management of the clinic's docket and legal consultation services. For more Info

Asylum Officer (04/22/2019)

ZLE Asylum Office - Anaheim, CA


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New York & New Jersey

Staff Attorneys (04/24/2019)

The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) Immigrant Protection Unit  - New York, NY


NYLAG is hiring for a few entry level Staff Attorney positions. If you have any current or former students who are interested in starting a career in immigration law especially if they have language skills, we are interested in hearing from them. The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) seeks a highly motivated bilingual Staff Attorney for a full-time position representing individuals and families in applications for immigration relief. This position will work with a team of two attorneys and a paralegal through the Office for New Americans (ONA) to provide consultations, presentations, legal representation, and technical support for community based organizations in Brooklyn, and Queens, counties.  The Staff Attorney will represent immigrants in removal proceedings before the Immigration Courts and USCIS, will organize and present at community events, and will provide on-site consultations at community based organizations.


NYLAG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants can view the posting and apply here.

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)


Washington, D.C. & VIrginia

Associate Attorney (05/30/2019)

Fayad Law, P.C. - Richmond, Virginia


Our firm has an opening for an immigration Associate with 2-3 years of experience in Removal defense (preferred). If you know a colleague who is interested have them contact me directly. Please see below job description. --------

A busy immigration practice with national & international client base is looking for a motivated & dedicated Immigration Associate to join its Richmond, VA team. The successful candidate should have 2-3 years of experience in Removal and deportation defense. Family or Employment-based immigration are a plus. The successful candidate will be working mainly on Removal defense in the areas of Asylum, 42B and criminal violations in a fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate must have strong communication skills, attention to details,  analytical and problem-solving skills and the desire to cultivate strong relationships with clients and attorneys at the firm.

Requirements:

  • Must have a JD;
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in removal defense;
  • Admission to a State Bar; and
  • Strong preference for Spanish speakers.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Job Type: Full-time

nash@fayadlaw.com

Immigration Associate Attorney (05/24/2019)

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


Maggio Kattar’s Washington, DC office is looking for a bright, dedicated Immigration Associate to join its team. The ideal candidate should have 2-3 years of experience in employment-based immigration (e.g. H-1B, PERM, TN, NIW, E-2, EB-2, EB-1, etc.). There is a strong preference for prior experience in J-1 physician immigration and representation of clients before US consular posts. This position is an excellent opportunity to receive training and mentorship by one of the leading figures in physician immigration in the United States. The incumbent will have the opportunity to work on a broad case-load in a fast-paced environment.   

Integral to success in this role is strong communication skills, attention to detail, sharp analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to thrive in a high-paced environment, and the desire to cultivate strong relationships with clients and attorneys at the firm.


Requirements:

  • Must have a JD;
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of business immigration experience;
  • Admission to a State Bar; and
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a cohesive team.
  • Strong preference for Farsi (Persian) and/or Spanish speakers.


If interested, [lease email resume, salary requirements, & references to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Amal Talhame. No calls.

Trial Attorney (05/17/2019)

Civil Rights Division (CRT), Immigrant & Employee Rights Section - Dept. of Justice, Washington D.C.

Announcement #: 19-ATT-007
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019


Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging opportunity? Join the U.S. Department of Justice! IER is seeking experienced attorneys for the position of Trial Attorney. The attorneys selected for these positions will be dedicated to the Section's work enforcing the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Duties IER Trial Attorneys handle an active docket of investigations and litigation focused on enforcing the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Responsibilities include: (1) developing and conducting investigations involving potential violations of this law, including reviewing incoming charges and referrals from agencies, identifying and interviewing witnesses, and collecting documentary evidence; (2) conducting legal and factual research and analysis; (3) preparing written memoranda recommending further investigation and/or enforcement; (4) litigating cases, including preparing and responding to discovery requests, conducting document review, reviewing and analyzing data, working with expert witnesses, preparing witnesses for and conducting depositions, and drafting court filings; (5) representing the Justice Department at argument and trial before an administrative law judge; and (6) preparing for and participating in settlement negotiations and mediation on behalf of the Department, including drafting settlement proposals. In addition, Trial Attorneys may conduct policy work, including working with other federal agencies on areas of overlapping interest; drafting legislation, regulations, and agency guidance; and reviewing and preparing comments on draft legislation, regulations, and agency guidance. Trial attorneys will also conduct outreach, including participating in outreach presentations and providing technical assistance in response to inquiries from public and private stakeholders. The complexity of the matters assigned and the level of supervision required vary depending upon a Trial Attorney's years of specialized experience. Go to: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/trial-attorney-337

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.

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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