STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION

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Job location
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: 

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION
https://nwirp.org/jobs

SUMMARY
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a full-time bilingual staff attorney to work in our Family Services Unit (FSU) in Seattle, Washington.

The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: direct representation; individual consultations; self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and community education. The attorney will focus on providing legal representation in various matters, but focusing on 1) defending individuals in removal proceedings, and 2) representing community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions. The attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

REPORTS TO
Supervising Attorney - Family Services Unit

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide direct representation to persons in removal proceedings;
• Provide direct representation to persons submitting affirmative applications with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and to persons undergoing consular processing with the U.S. Department of State;
• Conduct presentations, workshops, legal clinics, and individual consultations;
• Participate in and provide assistance during the FSU's Family Visa Workshops (regularly held once a month);
• Perform administrative tasks related to grant reporting and other requirements;
• Provide support to other NWIRP staff on cases;
• 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. (will consider a law graduate planning on taking the July 2017 bar examination);
• 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;
• Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred;
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently; and
• Proficiency in use of web-based software, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.

Beginning salary is $49,289 or more depending on experience, plus health, dental, retirement and other benefits.

TO APPLY
Send cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected] with the subject "Staff Attorney Application - FSU". Full consideration will be given to those who apply by July 1, 2017, but applications will be considered 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 disability. We encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBT community and other historically marginalized groups.

Requirements: 

Please see above.

To apply: 

Please see above.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Expiration date: 
Monday, July 31, 2017