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Immigration Program Attorney

Job Description:

The Immigration Program Attorney assists in representing clients before USCIS, the SF Asylum Office and limitedly in immigration court.  They attorney will provide legal research and writing; manages an individual caseload; conducts immigration information sessions for the immigrant community, media, and service providers; develops informational materials on immigration law; keeps abreast of changes in immigration law; engages in community building style of lawyering; assists with recruitment of and delegation of work to interns and volunteers; assists with government funding and other fundraising and ensures that legal immigration work is consistent with agency mission.  The Immigration Program Attorney’s work is reviewed by the Immigration Program Attorney.

Clinical and Case Work

  • Assist in intake screening and brief service for immigration program.
  • Provide research in writing to Immigration Program Attorney to assist with removal and other proceedings in Immigration Court.
  • Represent clients at USCIS interviews.
  • Write motions, briefs, and BIA appellate briefs.
  • Prepare applications for cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, asylum, NACARA, and naturalization, among others.
  • Assist Immigration Program Attorney in obtaining information to provide immigration program staff, other staff, other agencies, volunteers and interns.
  • Ensure that legal work is consistent with agency mission.

Community Education

  • Conduct immigration information sessions for the immigrant community, media, and service providers.
  • Develop informational materials on immigration law.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in immigration law.
  • Works as the representative for La Raza Centro Legal to the Immigrant Legal Services Network.

Unit Responsibilities:

  • Attend unit meetings.
  • Assist with funding reporting requirements.
  • Attend unit retreats.
  • Assist in setting up the legal and case management systems for program operation within the unit.
  • Assist in the overflow work of the program.

Agency Wide Responsibilities:

  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Attend agency-wide staff retreat.
  • Attend one board meeting.
  • Assist with fundraising for the agency.
  • Participate in organizing the community.
  • Participate in committees as needed.
  • Represent the agency to the community at community meetings, public events, and other forums.

Requirements

  • Fluent in Spanish and English.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Interest in immigration law strongly preferred.
  • Sensitivity to work with children and other survivors of trauma.
  • Passionate about issues affecting immigrants.

 

Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to our Immigration Program Coordinator, Brandie Sendziak: brandie@lrcl.org

 

For additional inquiries and involvement with La Raza Centro Legal, please contact Interim-Executive Director, Lydia Lopez, at 415-553-3410 or via email at Lydia@lrcl.org.