BILINGUAL STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION Tacoma, WA

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Job location
402 Tacoma Avenue South
Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98402
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
NWIRP
Street address: 
402 Tacoma Avenue South, Suite 300
City: 
Tacoma
State: 
Washington
ZIP: 
98402
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

BILINGUAL STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION
Tacoma, 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 be a member of the Tacoma Survivors' Unit (TSU), which provides legal services to immigrants in the South Sound area, including the Olympic Peninsula and Southwestern Washington.

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, T-visa petitions, adjustment of status applications. The attorney will also work on cases involving Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, and other forms of immigration relief. The attorney will provide representation to immigrants in removal proceedings before the Seattle and Tacoma immigration courts. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

REPORTS TO
Senior Staff Attorney, Tacoma Survivors' Unit (TSU)

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide direct representation to persons in removal proceedings;
• Provide direct representation to persons submitting affirmative applications with USCIS;
• 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;
• Collaborate with community partners to facilitate client intakes and connect clients to services;
• 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;
• Ability to travel by car;
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently; and
• Proficiency in use of web-based software, MS Word and MS Excel.

Beginning salary is $49,289 or DOE, plus benefits.

TO APPLY
Send cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected] with the subject "Staff Attorney Application - Tacoma - NAME". Full consideration will be given to those who apply by December 10, 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 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: 

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To apply: 

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Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Expiration date: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017