Immigration Staff Attorney

Location
San Jose, California
Salary
up to $68,250 + benefits
Posted
Nov 25, 2018
Closes
Dec 25, 2018
Job Function
Legal
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
JD
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Professional

POSITION:  Immigration Staff Attorney

AGENCY DESCRIPTION:  The Asian Law Alliance (ALA) is a non-profit community law office that has provided legal services, community education and advocacy services since 1977 to the Asian and Pacific Islanders communities in Santa Clara County.  Priority areas are immigration, housing, domestic violence, public benefits and civil rights. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Client Counseling and Representation:  Conduct intake; provide representation in both affirmative and defensive immigration cases before USCIS, EOIR and the BIA. 

Community Education:  Organize and conduct presentations on various legal topics.  Drafting and reviewing community education pamphlets.

Community Organizing/Advocacy:  Advocacy work on community issues as required; networking with other service providers, organizations and government agencies to enhance services to the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must be an active member in good standing of the State Bar. California Bar membership is preferred but not required

• Must have at least two years of experience in general immigration law

• Minimum of two years of experience in removal defense is strongly preferred

• Must have a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the needs of the low income immigrant community

• Bilingual skills in Asian Pacific Islander language or Spanish highly desirable

• Must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings and/or weekends

• California driver’s license and own vehicle required

COMPENSATION:  Salary $4,716.66 - $5,816.66 per month (depending on experience).  Benefits include medical; dental; and vision plans; sick leave; paid vacation, 403(b) plan, flexible spending plan.

To apply:  Send cover letter and resume to:

Richard Konda, Executive Director

Asian Law Alliance

991 West Hedding Street, Suite 202

San Jose, CA  95126 or rkonda@asianlawalliance.org 

Deadline to apply: UNTIL FILLED 

The Asian Law Alliance is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer

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