Bilingual Staff Attorney

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United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
Street address: 
North Carolina
Job type: 
Law School/Clinic Faculty
Position Description: 

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (the “Advocacy Center”), a nonprofit provider of civil legal assistance to low-income persons in the Charlotte region, seeks a bilingual staff attorney for its Immigrant Justice Program to provide legal advice and representation in immigration law and to participate in other Immigrant Justice Program advocacy activities. The attorney will represent individuals in removal proceedings. A portion of the attorney’s work may involve representing individuals in connection with affirmative asylum claims, or providing assistance in domestic violence, landlord tenant or other civil legal matters.

The Advocacy Center is committed to aggressive advocacy on behalf of low-income people in many areas of law and in all forums in which their rights and interests are determined. Advocacy Center attorneys give legal advice, represent individual low-income clients in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, provide community legal education, participate in community events, assist other agencies serving low-income people and engage in class action litigation and in legislative, administrative and other systemic advocacy projects and activities. The Advocacy Center is funded by grants from federal, state and local government agencies, United Way of Central Carolinas, private foundations, individual contributions and client fees but receives no Legal Services Corporation funds. More information about the Advocacy Center is at


The mission of the Advocacy’s Center Immigrant Justice Program is to protect low-income, non-English-speaking Hispanic residents and immigrants from all nations from exploitation, to ensure accessibility of public services, to stabilize the immigration status of clients, and to provide remedies despite barriers to redress.

Case Types

The program provides individual advice and representation to low-income immigrants in the following matters:

Domestic Violence: restraining orders, immigration relief

Housing Law: defending evictions, habitability, preventing discrimination

Immigration Law:

Affirmative relief through Asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Removal defense including the assertion of claims for affirmative immigration relief as defense to removal, including:


Special immigrant juvenile status,

U and T Visas,

Family-based petitions,

Cancelation of removal and

Prosecutorial discretion

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals



Graduation from law school; law license with NC licensure or eligibility for NC comity preferred;

demonstrated commitment to the poor;

strong communication and analytical ability;

strong interest in both individual and systemic advocacy;

self-motivated, creative and dependable;

Spanish fluency is required

To apply: 

To Apply send all of the following:

A detailed letter explaining your qualifications for and your interest in this specific position, bar status, experience with low-income people, and any other relevant information;


Writing sample;

Names and telephone numbers of three references to: Administrative Manager, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, by email to [email protected] or by mail to PO Box 25558, Charlotte, NC, 28229, email is preferred. Form letters and inquiries not containing this information will not be considered. If you need accommodations for the application process or any aspect of this position, please contact [email protected] or NyJhera Evans at (980)-202-7316.

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is an equal opportunity employer. Veterans, women, minorities, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
This position is classified as staff attorney on the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy salary scales.  Full time, annual salary $51,300+ depending on experience; generous leave and benefits.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2022