BILINGUAL STAFF ATTORNEY (SEATTLE)

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615 2nd AVE
STE 400
Seattle, WA 98104
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
NWIRP
Street address: 
615 2nd AVE, STE 400
City: 
Seattle
State: 
Washington
ZIP: 
98104
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

BILINGUAL STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION
Seattle, WA
https://nwirp.org/jobs

SUMMARY
The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking bilingual attorney to provide direct representation, community outreach and education to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and others who qualify for humanitarian protections.

The staff attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation (2) individual consultations; and (3) community education. The attorney will focus on providing representation on cases involving U visa petitions, VAWA self-petitions, adjustment of status applications and other forms of immigration relief. The attorney will also provide representation in removal proceedings before the immigration court. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

REPORTS TO
Supervising Attorney, VAWA Unit.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide direct representation to persons in removal proceedings;
• Provide direct representation to persons submitting affirmative applications with USCIS and the Department of State;
• Conduct presentations, workshops, legal clinics and individual consultations in Spanish and English;
• Provide support to NWIRP staff on cases dealing with humanitarian protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes;
• Provide direct representation and other forms of legal assistance to individuals in other types of immigration matters;
• Perform administrative tasks related to grant reporting and other requirements;
• Participate in NWIRP’s outreach, community education and development efforts;
• Perform other tasks as required and directed by supervisory staff.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
• Law degree;
• Admission to the bar of any state in the U.S., but will consider an applicant who has taken the bar exam and is awaiting results;
• Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and willingness to support NWIRP’s mission, vision and values;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Commitment to working in a diverse working environment;
• Fluent in English and Spanish;
• Prior experience working with survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault preferred;
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently; and
• Proficiency in use of web-based software, MS Word and MS Excel.

Beginning salary is $48,087 or DOE, plus health, dental and other benefits.

To APPLY
Send cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected] with the subject “Staff Attorney Application - Seattle”. Full consideration will be given to those who apply by October 16, 2016, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. It is the policy of Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. NWIRP is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. NWIRP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical handicap.
We encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBT community and other minority groups.

Requirements: 

Please see above.

To apply: 

Please see above.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Expiration date: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016