Job Posting: Immigration Staff Attorney

Job Description:

The Immigration Program Attorney at La Raza Centro Legal will represent clients with immigration cases, including but not limited to naturalization, U visas, adjustment of status, removal defense, and others. The attorney will manage an individual caseload and will also contribute to community outreach events and presentations, grant reporting, fundraising efforts, volunteer/intern recruitment and supervision, and other tasks.

  • Salary: $45,796 – $49,586 depending on experience; benefits include health, dental and life.
  • Deadline: Until filled

Clinical and Case Work Responsibilities:

  • Prepare applications for adjustment of status, asylum, naturalization, U visas, and other types of cases.
  • Attend immigration clinics and conduct intake screenings.
  • Represent clients at USCIS and asylum office interviews.
  • Write motions, briefs, and BIA appellate briefs.
  • Ensure that legal work is consistent with agency mission.

Community Education Responsibilities:

  • Conduct know-your-rights presentations and information sessions.
  • Develop informational materials on immigration law.
  • Represent La Raza Centro Legal at various coalition meetings.

Responsibilities – Immigration Program:

  • Attend team meetings.
  • Assist with funding reporting requirements.
  • Assist with case management systems.
  • Assist in the overflow work of the program.

Responsibilities – Agency Wide:

  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Assist with fundraising and grant writing for the agency.
  • Represent the agency to the community at meetings, public events, media outreach, and other forums.

Requirements:

  • Fluent in Spanish and English.
  • J.D. and CA state bar license.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Interest in immigration law and passionate about issues affecting immigrants.
  • Sensitivity to work with children and survivors of trauma.

Benefits:

  • Group health and medical insurance coverage for employee and eligible dependents
  • Dental insurance coverage
  • Term Life insurance and Long Term Disability coverage
  • 2% 401K retirement plan matching
  • Bonuses on first, third, and fifth anniversaries
  • 15.5 paid holidays
  • One-hour paid lunch
  • Vacation accruals increase after 2 and 4 years

Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Meghan Berman (meghan@lrcl.org) and Executive Director, Lydia Lopez (lydia@lrcl.org).