Immigrant Justice Staff Attorney

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131 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Street address: 
131 Steuart Street
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
California
ZIP: 
94105
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

JOB DESCRIPTION
STAFF ATTORNEY-IMMIGRANT JUSTICE
(posted November 17, 2017)
Application Deadline – Open Until Filled
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR) advances the rights of immigrants, refugees, and communities of color, with a specific focus on low-income communities and a long-standing commitment to African Americans. We are a multifaceted organization combining direct legal services, policy advocacy, communications and impact litigation strategies.
LCCR’s Immigrant Justice Program works to secure equality and dignity for all immigrants. Since 1983, LCCR’s Pro Bono Asylum Program has secured free legal representation for hundreds of asylum seekers seeking refuge in the Bay Area. Through impact litigation and advocacy, the Immigrant Justice Program also defends the constitutional rights of immigrants and promotes equal justice under the law. The Immigrant Justice Program currently is litigating abusive detention conditions along the southern border and is actively looking to expand its impact litigation and advocacy while continuing its direct services work.
LCCR seeks a creative, collaborative, energetic, and bilingual Staff Attorney who is deeply committed to immigrants’ rights and our organizational mission. The Staff Attorney will work with a supervising immigrant justice attorney and a paralegal on a tight-knit team to provide high-quality representation for asylum seekers, train and mentor pro bono attorneys, and develop strategic impact litigation to advance the rights of immigrants in federal and state court.
Responsibilities
 Provide training, technical assistance, and mentorship to pro bono attorneys handling asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases.
 Supervise intake, case placement, and case monitoring for LCCR’s Pro Bono Asylum Program.
 Develop training materials, practice advisories, and ongoing programmatic improvements for the Pro Bono Asylum Program.
 Represent asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings and affirmative applications for relief.
JOB DESCRIPTION
STAFF ATTORNEY-IMMIGRANT JUSTICE
(posted November 17, 2017)
 Identify issues for systemic litigation and advocacy arising from LCCR’s direct representation/pro bono programs and grassroots/community partners.
 In partnership with the Immigrant Justice team, community partners, and pro bono partners, investigate, research, and litigate cases in state and federal court.
 In partnership with the Immigrant Justice team, community partners, and pro bono partners, identify and develop policy initiatives to expand the rights of and protections for immigrants at the state and local level.
 Organize, attend and participate in community outreach events, legal workshops/clinics, volunteer recruitment events and trainings/workshops, and participate in community-based coalitions related to immigrants’ rights.
Qualifications
 Fluency in spoken and written Spanish.
 1-3 years of immigration law experience that could include law school clinics and clerkships. Experience in removal defense, asylum, working with unaccompanied minors, and impact litigation a plus. Individuals with more experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Responsibilities will be assigned commensurate with experience.
 Excellent organizational, communication, analytical, writing, and editing skills; strong attention to detail.
 Experience working with low-income communities and/or recent survivors of trauma.
 Ability to work as a member of a team and independently. Ability to set and carry out objectives with minimal supervision.
 Experience mentoring, training, and/or working collaboratively with pro bono attorneys.
 Ability to think strategically and creatively, solve problems, innovate, exercise initiative, and manage multiple tasks/projects and sensitive information while also being able to determine when to ask for assistance.
 Values working cooperatively with others, both within the organization and in the community.
JOB DESCRIPTION
STAFF ATTORNEY-IMMIGRANT JUSTICE
(posted November 17, 2017)
 Impeccable integrity, judgment and discretion.
 Knowledge of and commitment to the mission and goals of the LCCR and the Immigrant Justice Program in particular along with enthusiasm and a willingness to accept responsibility and fulfill the requirements of the position.
Compensation/Hours
This is a paid, full-time position. LCCR offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package.
Application Instructions
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a résumé, (3) abrief writing sample, and (4) a list of three references by email to [email protected] (w/ “Staff Attorney-Immigrant Justice Application” in the subject line). In your cover letter, please make sure you respond to the following prompt, or we may choose not to consider your application:
LCCR serves highly diverse communities. To ensure that we are best positioned to serve these communities, we strive to promote behaviors, attitudes and policies that help us work effectively in cross-cultural situations with clients, our coworkers, and our communities. We seek to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How have your background or experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural competency and racial equity? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. People of color, LGBTQI candidates, women, persons with disabilities and individuals over 50 are encouraged to apply.

Requirements: 

JOB DESCRIPTION
STAFF ATTORNEY-IMMIGRANT JUSTICE
(posted November 17, 2017)
 Identify issues for systemic litigation and advocacy arising from LCCR’s direct representation/pro bono programs and grassroots/community partners.
 In partnership with the Immigrant Justice team, community partners, and pro bono partners, investigate, research, and litigate cases in state and federal court.
 In partnership with the Immigrant Justice team, community partners, and pro bono partners, identify and develop policy initiatives to expand the rights of and protections for immigrants at the state and local level.
 Organize, attend and participate in community outreach events, legal workshops/clinics, volunteer recruitment events and trainings/workshops, and participate in community-based coalitions related to immigrants’ rights.
Qualifications
 Fluency in spoken and written Spanish.
 1-3 years of immigration law experience that could include law school clinics and clerkships. Experience in removal defense, asylum, working with unaccompanied minors, and impact litigation a plus. Individuals with more experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Responsibilities will be assigned commensurate with experience.
 Excellent organizational, communication, analytical, writing, and editing skills; strong attention to detail.
 Experience working with low-income communities and/or recent survivors of trauma.
 Ability to work as a member of a team and independently. Ability to set and carry out objectives with minimal supervision.
 Experience mentoring, training, and/or working collaboratively with pro bono attorneys.
 Ability to think strategically and creatively, solve problems, innovate, exercise initiative, and manage multiple tasks/projects and sensitive information while also being able to determine when to ask for assistance.
 Values working cooperatively with others, both within the organization and in the community.
JOB DESCRIPTION
STAFF ATTORNEY-IMMIGRANT JUSTICE
(posted November 17, 2017)
 Impeccable integrity, judgment and discretion.
 Knowledge of and commitment to the mission and goals of the LCCR and the Immigrant Justice Program in particular along with enthusiasm and a willingness to accept responsibility and fulfill the requirements of the position.

To apply: 

Application Instructions
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a résumé, (3) abrief writing sample, and (4) a list of three references by email to [email protected] (w/ “Staff Attorney-Immigrant Justice Application” in the subject line). In your cover letter, please make sure you respond to the following prompt, or we may choose not to consider your application:

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
DOE
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018