Staff Attorney - Berkeley, CA

  • 11 Aug 2021 10:23 AM
    Message # 10925065
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (EBSC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing legal services, community organizing, and transformative education to support low-income immigrants and people fleeing violence and persecution. EBSC is seeking a Staff Attorney to join its Refugee Rights Program. The Refugee Rights Program provides a range of direct legal services to over 2,000 immigrants a year in the Bay Area and its Asylum program has a success rate of 97%. Learn more and apply at their job page.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Typical duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: • Represent individual clients in a range of immigration cases including asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, residency, naturalization, and other immigration petitions before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration Court, and probate and family courts (for special immigrant juvenile status); • Work collaboratively as part of EBSC’s team and communicate regularly with other staff; • Train, supervise, and support staff, law students, and other volunteers; • Work with staff from other non-profits and coalitions with which EBSC collaborates, including other immigration legal services providers, community organizations, and mental healthcare providers; • Communicate with the press regarding EBSC’s work as needed. POSITION

    QUALIFICATIONS • J.D. licensed to practice law in the United States, or recently took the bar exam • 1+ years’ experience providing immigration legal services; • Strong commitment to promoting immigrant and human rights; • Experience working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and with indigent and/or traumatized individuals; • Demonstrated ability to manage a large caseload; • Competence in working as part of a team as well as independently; • Excellent written and oral advocacy skills; and • Spanish language fluency.

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