Project Attorney, Immigration Legal Survivors Project

$71000-82000
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. With the support of LACBA and our many volunteers, CFJ’s staff of 15 employees, including seven attorneys, assists thousands of people access their legal rights each year. CFJ’s immigration unit alone assists over 7,500 immigrants a year through a continuum of services from legal information to full scope representation.

 

CFJ is seeking a staff attorney for its new Immigration Legal Services for Survivors Project (Project) which is part of CFJ’s partnership with the Central Bureau Family Justice Center (FJC). Under the supervision of CFJ’s Directing Attorney – Immigration, and with the support of a dedicated paralegal, this position will develop the service model specific to this project and provide quality immigration legal services and representation to survivors of domestic violence while joining in the collaborative of service providers.

 

Note: This is a hybrid position with a private office located in the LACBA headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage an immigration-related caseload.
  • Collaborate with FJC partners to create referral processes and provide training and tools supporting an effective and efficient the partnership.
  • Train pro bono attorney volunteers and provide on-going technical assistance to attorneys taking pro bono cases for the Project.
  • Attend FJC and other meetings and represent LACBA Counsel for Justice in the community through trainings and presentations related to the Project.
  • Participate in Project management activities such as data collection, reporting, and evaluation.

 

Qualifications:

  • Law degree and active membership in good standing with the California Bar
  • Experience in immigration law, especially survivor-based immigration applications (e.g., U Visa, VAWA, T Visa).
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, organization, and problem solving.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience and sensitivity with people in crisis.
  • Excellent bilingual oral, reading, and writing skills in both English and Spanish.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is an exempt position with a salary range of $71,000 – $82,000 annually, commensurate with experience. LACBA Counsel for Justice offers a generous benefits package. Note that All positions at CFJ are subject to funding.

 

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

 

LACBA Counsel for Justice is an equal opportunity employer.