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Staff Attorney (Part-Time) - San Bruno, CA

  • 09 Mar 2020 3:17 PM
    Message # 8815832
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tahirih Justice Center, a non-profit legal services organization, seeks to hire an engaging and empathetic lawyer for a part time Staff Attorney role in our San Francisco Bay Area office. This position will provide critical legal interdisciplinary representation to Tahirih’s clients who are immigrant survivors of violence seeking humanitarian immigration protection before DHS, EOIR, federal courts, and California state courts. The ideal candidate is an activist-minded, self-starting professional with excellent oratory and written communication skills. This a staff position that reports to the Managing Attorney.

    Note: This position is listed concurrently with the Part Time Immigration Contract Attorney position in our San Francisco Bay Area office, but only one position will be filled. Applicants may submit one application package for one or both roles and may state a degree of preference for either role. Roles will be considered based on the experience of the applicant and best fit within our local program.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Advise, counsel, and represent immigrant victims of gender-based violence and derivatives in their unique legal matters, including: asylum, VAWA petitions, the U and T nonimmigrant statuses, and other humanitarian relief before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, immigration courts, and federal court
    • Coordinate with Tahirih’s social services department to address client needs and to provide holistic services within Tahirih’s interdisciplinary model
    • Conduct telephonic and in-person screenings of potential clients and provide brief advice and counsel
    • Recruit, train, and mentor pro bono attorneys to co-counsel cases
    • Support periodic fundraising campaigns (e.g., individual giving campaign, special events
    • Attend organizational trainings, staff meetings, and events


    • Active bar membership in good standing in any U.S. jurisdiction

    • One year of experience working on humanitarian immigration matters

    • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills

    • Professional proficiency in English and Spanish

    Annual salary and benefits:  The anticipated part-time (20 hours per week) salary range for this position is $33,000 - $40,000 ($63,000 - $80,000 FTE equivalent). Compensation is commensurate with experience. Benefits include a 401(k) defined contribution retirement plan; flexible work schedules; professional development including in-house training programs, staff enrichment retreats and other growth opportunities. Employees have a very generous self-managed paid leave benefit inclusive of vacation and sick leave; and paid holidays, including an office closure between Christmas and New Year. 

    About the Tahirih Justice Center:  The Tahirih Justice Center is a growing national non-profit organization that supports the courage of immigrants who refuse to be victims of gender-based violence by providing holistic legal services and advocacy in courts, Congress, and communities. Through pro bono holistic legal services, community outreach and education and nonpartisan public policy advocacy, Tahirih protects immigrants seeking protection from gender-based human rights abuses such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, honor crimes, and forced marriage. Tahirih is a Bahá’í-inspired organization and works to create a world where women and girls can live in safety and with dignity. Tahirih’s 100+ employees work from offices in the DC metro area, Baltimore, Houston, Atlanta, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Submissions:  Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references.

    Please note: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

    Tahirih Justice Center is committed to diversity, equity and unity as core values. We practice inclusiveness in decision making through consultation with employees throughout the organization. Tahirih seeks to hire and retain employees whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. We encourage candidates who are committed to equity and who are from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and identities to apply. 

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