Job Announcement: Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor – Immigration PracticeThursday, September 12, 2019
- Primary Responsibilities
- Represent low-income immigrants on wide variety of immigration matters before the Immigration Court, USCIS, and the Board of Immigration Appeals, including deportation defense, political asylum, U visas, VAWA, SIJS, adjustment of status, consular processing, waivers, immigration effects of criminal convictions, legal issues for detainees, and naturalization
- Work on a holistic-oriented legal team providing direct representation, screening, to the low-income community in the East Bay and students at UC Berkeley •
- Teach, train, and supervise law students, including substantive law and skills training, regular individual and group case reviews, and day-to-day monitoring of individual work
- Work collaboratively with our social work team and other attorneys at EBCLC to provide holistic wrap-around services addressing the root issues of poverty
- Conduct outreach, workshops, and presentations in the community • Participate in collaborative partnerships with other community and legal services organizations providing similar services
- Complete administrative tasks, such as those related to grant management and reporting
- Participate in ongoing professional development to improve client services and student supervision
- Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor
- J.D. required, member of the California State Bar in good standing
- Minimum one (1) year experience providing immigration legal services
- Ability to manage a demanding case-load; excellent time-management, priority-setting, and organizational skills
- Excellent written and oral advocacy skills
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including people of color, homeless people, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with mental disabilities, people experiencing domestic violence, law students, service providers, government employees, community partners, elected officials, and law school faculty
- Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
- Experience with, or strong interest in, law student supervision and training
- Bilingual in a second language preferred
Salary & Benefits:
Starting salary for this exempt position is $60,000 – $90,000 based on number of years of prior legal experience, as, as dictated by the EBCLC salary scale.
Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and retirement options.
Professional development support includes membership in the relevant local, statewide, and/or national associations, as well as attendance at relevant conferences in accordance with EBCLC’s professional development policy and budget.
Interested applicants should submit application materials by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (include “Immigration Attorney” in the subject line).
Please note we will review applications on a rolling basis and will begin initial application reviews as early as September 26, 2019.
The position will remain open until filled. Application materials should include a cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for two professional references.
EBCLC is strongly committed to advancing justice through education, advocacy, and the need to transform legal services and legal education.
Additionally, EBCLC is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. To achieve this goal, EBCLC works actively to improve our office climate, systems and structures, communications, and community engagement to create an inclusive and respectful workplace that acknowledges and values differences.
Please take some time to review EBCLC’s mission, vision, programs, and website to ensure that your cover letter reflects how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the responsibilities of this position. Please also address how your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity among our staff.
We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal justice system, or any other basis prohibited by law.