Immigration Staff Attorney

GPAC

Job Description


Here at gpac we are working with a wonderful nonprofit organization that is seeking a Staff Attorney to provide quality immigration services and representation to low-income individuals. The Staff Attorney will also supervise volunteers and interns, represent the organization in different events and coalitions, and maintain high standards for legal protocols and record-keeping.The job is hybrid requiring about two days in-person in San Jose, California, for team meetings and client appointments.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Client Counseling and Representation:Conduct intake and evaluate matters for purposes of placement at the organization?s office or referral to other providers; provide representation in both affirmative and defensive immigration cases before USCIS, EOIR and the BIA; maintain a reasonable caseload, which will include screening, advising and representing clients in cases for U-visas, VAWA, Asylum, Temporary Protected Status, Naturalization, Removal, and DACA.

Community Education:Organize and conduct presentations on various legal topics.Drafting and reviewing community education pamphlets

Volunteer Training and Supervision:Train and supervise pro bono attorneys, students, and community members for the organization?s clinics and one-on-one assistance with casework

Supporting fundraising, community outreach and volunteer recruitment:Help strengthen the visibility of the organization by contributing content to promote effective outreach and service to the community

QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Must be an active member in good standing of the State Bar. California Bar membership is preferred but not required
  • Experience in immigration law, especially removal defense, is strongly preferred but not a requirement.
  • Experience or willingness to be trained in litigation skills
  • Must have a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the needs of the low-income immigrant community
  • Ability to work cooperatively with fellow staff and supervisors
  • Bilingual skills in Asian Pacific Islander language or Spanish highly desirable
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings and/or weekends
  • California driver?s license and own vehicle required
  • Required to be fully vaccinated with FDA-approved Covid-19 vaccine prior to first day of employment.

COMPENSATION:Salary will be based on experience.Benefits include medical; dental; and vision plans; sick leave; paid vacation, 403(b) plan, flexible spending plan.

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please apply or email [Click Here to Email Your Resum].

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States since 1990. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.


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