Litigation Staff Attorney

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

SUMMARY
The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a bilingual attorney for a staff attorney position focusing on impact litigation in federal court and direct representation on individual cases before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is anticipated that the attorney's time will be split evenly between federal litigation and direct representation on cases before the agencies.

This position will be based at NWIRP's Seattle office.

REPORTS TO
Legal Director, Seattle Office.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work collaboratively with impact litigation team on cases in federal court;
• Provide direct representation to clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals and other federal agencies;
• Conduct intakes and provide pro se and brief service legal assistance to individuals in various immigration matters;
• 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 and admitted to Washington State Bar, or admission to the bar of any state in the U.S. and willing to sit for bar in Washington State;
• Significant federal court litigation and immigration law experience strongly preferred;
• Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and willingness to support NWIRP's mission, vision and values;
• Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills;
• Commitment to working in a diverse work environment;
• Fluent in English and another language (with preference for Spanish fluency); and
• Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.

Salary starts at $51,755, DOE, plus a generous package of health, dental and other benefits. This position is expected to begin in March 2017.

To APPLY
Send cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected] with the subject "Litigation Attorney Application - Seattle". Full consideration will be given to those who apply by February 22, 2017, 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 a diverse and inclusive workplace. 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 disability. We encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community and other traditionally under-represented groups.

Requirements: 

Please see above.

To apply: 

Please see above.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017