The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) seeks a full-time staff attorney or recent law school graduate for our Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The staff attorney will collaborate with other attorneys, social workers, legal and administrative assistants, and volunteers. They will represent unaccompanied immigrant children who fled abuse in their home country and are in, or released from, federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) custody in Los Angeles County. The attorney will work with social work staff who provide Know Your Rights presentations and legal screenings to the children at ORR facilities. This is a unique opportunity to join the ICWC team as it launches a new program to serve unaccompanied children.
Duties include conducting client intake, case assessment, and ongoing case management, researching and drafting legal documents and attending court hearings in both immigration court and state court. The attorney will work collaboratively with social services staff to provide comprehensive wrap-around services to this population. The attorney's caseload will be a combination of defensive (removal) and affirmative cases, with a focus on providing relief under asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) cases. The attorney may supervise law students and other volunteers.
For law graduates, the role would officially convert to Staff Attorney upon passage of the bar exam and admittance to the bar.
Benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurances, a retirement plan with employer match, FSA (flexible spending account for healthcare and commuting expenses), and reimbursement for preventative wellness activities. Generous paid time off, in addition to office closures for 13 state and federal holidays and a week-long winter break.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter addressed to Executive Director, Suzanne McCormick, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: From $70,000.00 per year
We require all staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID (with booster). This position is in-office (not remote).
Ability to commute/relocate: