We seek a staff attorney with 3 – 5 years of immigration law experience to join our 20-person legal department. Fluency in Spanish is required as is experience handling Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, and U Non-Immigrant Status cases for survivors of domestic violence. Experience representing indigent clients is strongly preferred. Familiarity with family and matrimonial law, public benefits, criminal law, and/or housing matters is a plus. The staff attorney will train and mentor pro bono attorneys representing clients in immigration matters and maintain a small in-house caseload of immigration cases with unique and challenging issues, helping us stay at the forefront of immigration practice. The candidate will ideally be able to work both individually and in a close-knit team, have strong organizational skills and/or experience coordinating programs, and be comfortable interacting with both our clients as well as lawyers at major law firms.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
We seek a self-motivated and self-directed team player who possesses outstanding organizational, interpersonal, communication, writing, and computer skills. We value experience representing indigent clients, survivors of domestic violence, and clients from diverse backgrounds and communities. We value a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with clients who have experienced trauma. We also value experience in policy/advocacy work and a demonstrated commitment to systems reform on issues affecting women living in poverty.
Salary: The salary for this position is in the range of $80-85K, dependent on experience. Benefits include 26 days of PTO, a 401k plan, commuter benefits, and employer-sponsored medical, dental, and vision benefits.
This position is currently accepting applications.