Attorney – Two (2)Positions (Temporary 24 month position)

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Job location
1550 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Street address: 
1550 West 8th Street
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
ZIP: 
90017
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for two full time Attorney positions. LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education.

Organization: Founded in 1929, LAFLA has approximately 123 employees. LAFLA has an operating budget of more than $16 million and operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Active membership in the California State Bar;
• Fluency in Spanish;
• Administrative experience in immigration matters before USCIS and EOIR;
• Litigation experience in immigration court preferred, detention experience a plus;
• Experience filing admininistrative immigration applications such as U Visa, VAWA, T Visa applications; experience with VAWA Cancellation a plus.
• Manage a high volume caseload of VAWA/U Visa/T Visa/VAWA Cancellation cases for clients in detention/removal proceedings;
• Ability to work well under pressure and collaboratively;
• Ability to deal with people tactfully and effectively;
• Exempt employees shall work evenings and weekends as necessitated by job duties to meet professional duties to clients; and
• Demonstrated commitment to serving immigrant communities and survivors of violence.

Requirements: 

• Provide direct legal services in the form of VAWA/U Visa/T Visa applications and/or VAWA Cancellation to victims of domestic violence, torture and other serious crimes who are in removal proceedings;
• Travel regularly to Adelanto and other local detention facilities to conduct intake and meet with clients;
• Develop appropriate intake systems a. participate in regular meetings with community members;
• Outreach to immigrant communities both in detention and in the community;
• Conduct trainings and outreach to community based organizations and community groups;
• Coordinate with other assistance organizations in the area by implementing partner meetings to assure appropriate and efficient coverage of services; and
• Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer attorneys and law students

To apply: 

Please submit a resume to Human Resources, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Ron Olson Justice Center, 1550 W. 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90017; [email protected]; (323)801-7945 via facsimile.

Notes: 
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability
Salary range: 
$56,000 to $65,757/annual DOE, excellent benefits
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018