BILINGUAL STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION

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Job location
402 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
NWIRP
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

BILINGUAL STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION
For the full posting please see https://nwirp.org/jobs

SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking attorney to work with individuals detained at the Northwest Detention Center, a regional immigration detention facility that houses up to 1,575 detainees. The attorney will be providing legal representation to individuals in removal proceedings.

The attorney will provide direct representation to detained persons in removal proceedings, including representation at the Tacoma or Seattle Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit court of appeals. Attorneys will be managing a high-volume workload with complex legal issues in immigration and criminal law.

LOCATION
This position is located in the Tacoma office of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide direct representation to individuals in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court, on appeal to the Board of Immigration Court or before the federal courts, and before the Department of Homeland Security;
• Perform related administrative tasks;
• Maintain a working knowledge of significant policies, laws and trends in immigration law, particularly as it impacts low-income immigrants and refugees and those impacted by the criminal justice system;
• Engage in outreach and education in the area of immigrant rights;
• Participate in NWIRP's development efforts; and
• Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisory staff.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
• Law degree;
• Admission to the bar of any state in the U.S. (will consider a law graduate planning on taking the next bar examination);
• Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Commitment to working in a diverse working environment;
• Fluent in English and Spanish;
• Ability to pass eQIP security background clearance;
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently; and
• Proficiency in use of MS Word, MS Access, and MS Excel.

Beginning salary is $48,087 or DOE, plus benefits.

TO APPLY
Send cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected] with the subject "Tacoma Staff Attorney Application - NAME". Full consideration will be given to those who apply by June 27, 2016, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is an equal opportunity employer committed a diverse and inclusive workplace. 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 LGBTQ community and members of other traditionally under-represented groups.

Requirements: 

See above.

To apply: 

See above.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Monday, June 27, 2016
Expiration date: 
Friday, July 1, 2016