Immigration Removal Defense Staff Attorney – La Raza Community Resource Center – San Francisco

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Case Management: Provide eligibility and risk assessment, full representation, brief service, and/ or legal advice to low income clients filing applications, including family-based and humanitarian immigration petitions, waivers, U Visas, DACA, naturalization, consular processing, adjustments of status, and removal defense.
Ability to handle 20-40 of removal defense cases.
Ability to act independently and to identify and access resources to assist in preparing cases.
Comfortable working with minimal supervision.
Advanced legal research and writing skills.
Maintain Legal Best Practices: Comply with best practices for non-profit immigration law practice, including legal ramifications, fee collection, maintenance of client files and data for reporting requirements. Participate in regular peer review meetings and legal training.
Very strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
Exceptional time management skills – ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment.
Commitment to serving immigrants and sensitivity to the needs of the low-income, culturally diverse immigrant community.
Experience in developing and providing services to the target population preferred.
Proficiency in a Windows/PC environment, and able to quickly become proficient in the use of LRCRC’s immigration law software and database.
All other duties: Perform all other duties as needed and/or as directed by their supervisor.

Current Bar Membership in good standing.
Excellent verbal and written communication in both English and Spanish.
Proficiency with MS Office, especially Microsoft Word and Excel. Excellent data entry skills and understanding of internet applications and database entry.
Excellent attention to detail and ability to work well under pressure.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Bi- Lingual – English and Spanish fluency REQUIRED

Insurance: Health, Vision and Dental Insurance after a probationary period.
403(B) retirement plan
Commuter Checks
Vacation: three (2) weeks of accrued vacation per year with an increase each year.
Sick Leave including paid family sick time
Holidays: 12 paid Holidays per year
Paid Parental Leave

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