Attorney- Part-time

$45-50
Attorney
L.A County Bar Assn- Counsel for Justice
LACBA
Description

LACBA Counsel for Justice (CFJ) is the charitable arm of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Through its pro bono-based projects, CFJ has been bringing together the Los Angeles legal community to provide access to justice for the most vulnerable in our community for over 50 years. In collaboration with LACBA and our dedicated volunteers, CFJ helps thousands of Angelenos assert their legal rights each year through our courthouse-based services and community clinics. CFJ works on the frontlines of justice through our four key projects designed to address the legal challenges faced by survivors of domestic violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, immigrants, and U.S. military veterans.

 

CFJ is seeking a part-time attorney for its Immigration Legal Assistance Project (ILAP) clinic, which has been providing legal services to immigrant families of Los Angeles in the Federal Building for over thirty years. ILAP provides individuals with immigration information, advice, advocacy with USCIS, and help preparing forms through its walk-in clinic. ILAP services are provided through a team of staff, volunteer attorneys, law students, and other community members working one-on-one with applicants.

 

Location: 300 N. Los Angeles Street, Room 3107, Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the daily operations of the clinic, including implementing policies and programs.
  • Prepares documents, answers legal and procedural questions, reviews and approves documents drafted by volunteers and staff.
  • Coordinates, trains, and supervises volunteers. Creates training materials.
  • Develops informational materials for self-represented applicants.
  • Performs legal research; reviews and analyzes legislation, case law and statutes.
  • Participates on various committees, task forces, and commissions as assigned to promote access to justice in the immigration context.

 

Qualifications:

  • D. degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Active member in good standing with the California Bar.
  • Two to three years’ experience in immigration law.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, organization, and problem solving.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience and sensitivity with people in crisis.
  • Strong writing and speaking skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

This part-time position (25 hours/week) has a salary range of $45.00 – $58.00 an hour, commensurate with experience and language ability. CFJ offers a generous benefits package. Note that all positions at CFJ are subject to continued funding; ongoing funding or employment cannot be assured.

 

 

To apply: Please email cover letter, resume and writing sample  with “Immigration Attorney” in the subject line.

 

LACBA Counsel for Justice is an equal opportunity employer.