Senior Supervising Attorney

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Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Justice Center
Job type: 
Law School/Clinic Faculty
Position Description: 

The Legal Aid Justice Center seeks to hire a senior supervising immigration attorney for our Charlottesville office. The attorney will at first supervise 1, and eventually up to 3-4, attorneys or case-handling paralegals. The attorney will also direct the immigration clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, with six to eight students and a docket consisting primarily of removal defense cases. The attorney will also maintain their own docket of individual cases, primarily removal defense, as well as take a leadership role in various impact campaigns (including individual and class action litigation, state and local advocacy, and grassroots community lawyering) affecting immigrant communities in and around Charlottesville and statewide.

Job Duties:

Supervise at first one, but eventually up to 3-4 attorneys or casehandling paralegals.
Direct the immigration clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Maintain a docket of individual cases, primarily removal defense.
Take a leadership role in various impact campaigns (including federal litigation, state and local advocacy, and grassroots community lawyering) affecting immigrant communities in and around Charlottesville and statewide.

Requirements: 

Required Qualifications:

At least three years of experience practicing immigration law, especially removal defense.
Strong commitment to immigrants’ rights.
Experience working directly with immigrant community members.
A sufficient level of Spanish fluency to interview and counsel clients in Spanish without the assistance of an interpreter.
Membership in the bar of any state, and ability to practice before the immigration court and USCIS.
Reliable personal transportation.
An ability to multi-task and balance a variety of responsibilities.
Experience supervising law students as clinic students or interns/externs.

To apply: 

Email a cover letter, a legal writing sample, three references, and resume to Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg at [email protected]. If you’re able, please submit your application as a single PDF titled “[date submitted in yyyy.mm.dd format][last name][first name][position sought].” Please include “Senior Supervising Attorney and Immigration Clinic Instructor” in the email subject.

Notes: 
Equal OpThe Legal Aid Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply. The Legal Aid Justice Center is committed to strengthening the voices of our low-income clients, working in collaboration with community partners, and rooting out the inequities that keep people in poverty. We strive to take on the issues that have broad impact on our client communities and to be responsive to client input. Recognizing the particular impact of racism on our clients and staff, we devote special attention to dismantling racial injustice. All applicants must be dedicated to working in and sustaining an environment that enables staff and clients to feel empowered, valued, respected, and safe. In reviewing applications, we look for evidence that applicants have experience and/or thoughtfulness in working with traditionally marginalized populations. portunity Employer
Salary range: 
Salary range is $75,000 to $95,000 based on years of relevant experience and LAJC’s formal salary scale.