Direct legal representation of indigent noncitizens in affirmative and defensive forms of immigration relief, and community education and outreach to immigrant communities. Supports direct legal services, education, and community empowerment. LIJC focuses on providing representation to individuals who are unable to obtain immigration legal services elsewhere with an emphasis on immigrants with certain immigration and criminal complications who reside in the Eastside Los Angeles area. Teaching responsibilities are not part of this role due to its temporary and part-time nature
1. Caseload. Provide legal consultations and assistance to those seeking humanitarian forms of relief, such as: Asylum, SIJS , VAWA , T and U visas as well as DACA and Naturalizations. Provide direct representation to clients before state and immigration courts and associated administrative agencies such as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service ( USCIS ). Conduct thorough, continuing, and independent investigations and interviews at every stage of the proceedings on behalf of their clients. File pleadings, motions, responses, or objections as necessary on behalf of their client. 2. Engage in bimonthly community intake clinics at our partner sites ( LIJC is currently offering telephonic consultations due to COVID -19 precautions) and participate in LIJC's community advocacy efforts, as well as collaborate with government agencies and officials and other non-profit service providers. The attorney will work under the supervision of LIJC's Faculty Supervisor, Clinical Director, and Director of Community Legal Services. 3. Establish and maintain an attorney-client relationship with clients. 4. Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Promote an environment that supports diversity and inclusivity. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.
* Juris Doctor Degree and member in good standing with the California State Bar. * A minimum of three years' experience practicing immigration law. * Must have strong case management, legal research, and writing skills. Must be able to work with a diverse group of constituencies from different cultural, geographic and economic backgrounds, including individuals with criminal history and severe trauma. Ability to work collaboratively and handle multiple demands in a busy work environment. Maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion. * Demonstrated computer competency and knowledgeable of Microsoft Office systems.
Member in good standing with the California State Bar.
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