Immigration Attorney

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Job location
1040 Iowa Ave
Suite 106
Riverside, CA 92507
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Inland Counties Legal Services
Street address: 
1040 Iowa Ave, Suite 109
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Job Title: Immigration Attorney
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Reports To: Practice Group Director
Supervises: Paralegals and Legal Secretaries as required

Inland Counties Legal Services is seeking an Immigration Attorney to join our Immigration Team in Riverside. Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing legal services to low-income persons residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. ICLS targets services to seniors and those in the greatest social or economic need. Legal services are provided by attorneys, or paralegals under the direct supervision of an attorney. Levels of service include advice and counsel, limited action (includes negotiations and preparation of legal documents), as well as direct representation before administrative law and civil courts. ICLS provides legal assistance in a variety of areas in law, the nine practice groups are: Outreach, Consumer, Housing, Family Law, Immigration, Systemic and Impact, Health Law and Public Benefits, Tax and Bankruptcy, and Education. Visit our website at for more information.
Overview of Position
The Immigration Practice Group assists victims of domestic violence and related crimes obtain or maintain lawful status. Applicants with experience working with victims are strongly preferred.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
• Experience with U visas, VAWA, T visas, hardship waivers, and removal proceedings preferred. Law school clinic, internships and externship experience will also be considered. The attorney will represent clients before USCIS and Immigration Court.
• The attorney will also be responsible for outreach and community engagement. Excellent interpersonal skills are a must as the attorney will represent ICLS and its Immigration Practice Group while at outreach events, meetings with government organizations, other legal services and community-based organizations.
• Review closing letters of non-attorney intake staff to ensure accuracy of legal advice;
• Ensure that emergency matters are identified, and timely and accurately referred to appropriate ICLS staff;
• Provide real-time daily backup and legal support to intake staff in all 5 ICLS offices;
• Provide accurate and helpful legal information, technical assistance, and referrals; and ensure that the intake staff does the same;
• Identify matters that fall within the priorities of ICLS’s programs, and ensure that such matters are promptly, efficiently and accurately transmitted to the appropriate ICLS programs for timely assistance;
• Assist in preparing reports;
• Perform related tasks consistent with skills, abilities, and general responsibilities as assigned to support ICLS.
• Work closely with other PGDs;
• Ensure timely and appropriate responses to incoming requests for legal assistance;
• Explore new models for service delivery utilizing technology; and
• Ensure that legal services provided are consistent with ICLS’s priorities, policies and procedures, and that they maximize office resources to provide the highest quality client
• Performs other duties as assigned by managing attorney or supervisors.


Desired Education and Experience
 Degree from law school and active member of the California Bar in good standing.
 Ability to understand the objectives of poverty law
 Prior work experience, paid or volunteer, in legal service office serving low-income clients is considered and asset for employment.
 Minimum of two years of experience in immigration is preferred
 Strong written, verbal and interviewing skills
 Patient and flexible

To apply: 

How to Apply
Submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Inland Counties Legal Services Is An Equal Opportunity Employer Women, Minorities and Handicapped Persons Encouraged to Apply s
Salary range: 
60,000.00 to 100,000.00 Annually