Immigration Attorney - UUM Focused
Job Details
Experienced
Richmond-Harbor Way - Richmond, CA
Full Time
$68,900.00 - $84,600.00 Salary/year
Immigration Attorney - UUM Focused

Who we are:

Catholic Charities East Bay is a nationally accredited non-profit social services agency.  Since 1935, we have provided innovative solutions to help people who struggle with poverty and other complex issues. We offer immigration legal services, housing assistance, Mental Health Services, Violence Prevention, and more.

 

Why you should want to work here:

We walk the walk when it comes to work-life balance, including industry beating time off, work flexibility, and other benefits!

 

Department: Immigration Legal Services

 

Supervisory Responsibility: Supervision of paralegals, accredited representatives, legal assistants, law clerks, and legal interns. Participation in case rounds.

 

Position Summary:  The Immigration Attorney provides direct legal representation to clients in family-based immigration, U/T/VAWA applications, DACA and naturalization cases. This position has an emphasis on representing unaccompanied minors (UUM) and families with young children, including asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status applications, as well as other available remedies. The attorney works with legal program staff to provide guidance and assistance on cases. The attorney also provides community education presentations on immigration law and immigrant rights.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct legal services by meeting with clients, preparing applications for relief, drafting client declarations, and submitting cases to Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR”) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”).
  • Represent clients in immigration court hearings and administrative interviews before EOIR and USCIS.
  • Attend trainings and courses to remain updated on immigration law and policy.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date client information in database.
  • Assist with recruiting, training, and supervision of legal department volunteers.
  • Participate in workshops for the public and collaborative partners on basic pathways to citizenship, benefits eligibility, understanding individual rights, and other topics.
  • Collaborate with partner organizations to refer clients to legal and mental health services, as appropriate.
  • Other tasks, as assigned by supervisor.

 

Benefit Status:  Group medical, dental and vision insurance; 403(b) Plan, plus life and disability insurance, 18 paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

 

Qualifications/Requirements

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Admission to California Bar, with membership in good standing. 
  • Spanish language proficiency required- written and oral
  • Advanced analytical abilities to process large amounts of data from multiple sources. Ability to prioritize across multiple types of work.
  • High level of independent judgment required.
  • Professional technology skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and database software.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year experience representing clients in immigration matters preferred.
  • J.D. or LLM preferred 

 

Salary: $68,000-84,600 per year

 

Non-Discriminatory Statement:

Catholic Charities East Bay does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Catholic Charities East Bay is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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