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Job ID: 123743

Associate Attorney
University of San Francisco

Date Posted May 23, 2019
Title Associate Attorney
University University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Legal Services

Job Title:
Associate Attorney

Job Summary:
The Immigration & Deportation Defense Clinic at the University of San Francisco is seeking an associate attorney who has experience in immigration law and deportation defense. The attorney will work primarily on cases involving asylum and special immigrant juvenile status for children and families throughout Northern and Central California who are in removal proceedings in the San Francisco Immigration Court. The primary responsibility is the delivery of legal services not clinical student supervision.

Full Job Description:
Job Responsibilities
  • Under the supervision of the Clinic's Supervising Attorney, handle a caseload of at least 30 active removal defense cases;
  • Attend master calendar, family and probate hearings and asylum interviews as needed;
  • Participate in staff meetings;
  • Assist with periodic trainings and know your rights presentations throughout California;
  • Serve as a representative of the Clinic with local coalitions, including the SFILDC, which entails attending monthly meetings, assisting with Rapid Response and the Attorney of the Day Program.

Job Requirements
  • Member of the California State Bar;
  • Fluency in Spanish required;
  • One to three years' experience working in immigration removal defense, with an emphasis on both asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status;
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and writing skills;
  • Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, and survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma;
  • A strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure and in crisis situations;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with attorneys, paralegals and social services providers;
  • Be willing to travel out of the Bay Area approximately once a week;
  • Prior experience working with community based organizations.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary range: $67,000-$73,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) and generous paid leave.

Full time

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