Full-time Staff Attorney –Immigration Unit

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Job location
601 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Public Law Center
Street address: 
601 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide quality legal services to low-income residents of Orange County in the following areas: U visa, T visa, VAWA, asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, DACA, naturalization and other citizenship matters, and deportation defense.
• Work collaboratively with other PLC staff to serve low-income residents
• Help organize and coordinate immigration legal services through clinics and
workshops throughout Orange County
• Provide training to pro bono attorneys and volunteers as needed
• Coordinate and supervise volunteer attorneys and law students at clinics
• Oversee cases referred to pro bono attorneys and provide technical support to pro bono attorneys
• Handle a full caseload of immigration matters
• Conduct community education presentations to clients, partner agencies, and service providers
• Assist with periodic compilation of data related to grant funding
• Represent PLC at legal networking and community outreach events
• Full time position with periodic evening and weekend work required
• Other duties as assigned

Salary & Benefits
• Salary dependent on experience; range of $48,000 to $60,000
• Competitive benefits provided


• Active membership in the California State Bar
• Bilingual English/Spanish required
• 1-3 years demonstrated experience in immigration law, including case preparation,
legal research, and client representation before USCIS and EOIR is a plus
• Demonstrated commitment to working with immigrant communities
• Excellent oral/written communication skills
• Strong public speaking skills and ability to train a variety of audiences, from
clients to pro bono attorneys
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently
• Must have own transportation, valid CA Driver’s license, insurance and good
driving record

To apply: 

Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample (10 pages or less) to Grace Landa at: [email protected].
Please no phone calls.

The Public Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
48,000 to $60,000
Expiration date: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018