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Immigrants’ Rights Attorney The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County seeks an attorney with a passion for economic justice and immigrants’ rights to join our LIBRE Project. LIBRE (www.thelibreproject.org) is a multi-agency collaboration that educates immigrants and their families about their rights and eligibility for safety net benefits and immigration relief, and provides legal advocacy on their behalf.
Organization: LASSMC (www.legalaidsmc.org) is a dynamic and collegial non-profit law firm whose mission is to fight social injustice through civil legal advocacy for people living in poverty. A non-LSC funded legal services program with a 60-year history of collaboration and innovative programs, LASSMC can engage in class action litigation and provide assistance regardless of immigration status.
Responsibilities: Advise and represent low-income San Mateo County immigrants and their families on immigration relief and access to safety net benefits. With community partners, educate low-income immigrants about their rights, potential immigration remedies, and eligibility for safety net benefits.
Required Qualifications: - Active membership in the California State Bar - Excellent communication skills - Well-organized and detail-oriented - Ability to drive and access to an automobile
Preferred: - Oral and written fluency in Spanish
Salary: Salary starts at $70,000 and adjusts for experience. $2,500 stipend for proficiency in Spanish or another language spoken by our client community. Excellent benefits including up to $3,600/year law school loan repayment assistance.
Deadline: Open until filled.
To Apply: Email cover letter explaining your interest and how you meet the required job qualifications and your resume to: Hope Nakamura, Directing Attorney (email@example.com)
LASSMC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.
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