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Contract Staff Attorney

Company: Contra Costa County Bar Association
Location: San Bruno
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionAbout Tahirih:The Tahirih Justice Center is a national, nonprofit organization that serves women, girls, and other immigrant survivors fleeing gender-based violence. Our interdisciplinary, trauma-informed model of service combines free legal and social services with bridge-building policy advocacy and research-based training and education. Our programs efficiently and effectively leverage donated professional services from a vast network of attorneys, medical professionals, and other experts to serve as many immigrant survivors as possible. By amplifying the experiences of survivors in communities, courts, and Congress, Tahirih's mission is to create a world in which all people share equal rights and live in safety and with dignity. [Learn more about Tahirih's Values, including our Commitment to Anti-Racism.]Job SummaryTahirih is seeking to hire an experienced immigration attorney for a four-month contract period. This temporary position would begin April 19th for 20-25 hours a week. The contract Staff attorney would provide critical legal counsel to our clients, immigrant survivors fleeing gender-based violence, who seek asylum and related relief before the Department of Homeland Security and EOIR. The contract Staff Attorney will work collaboratively on an interdisciplinary client services team to ensure clients' voices and decision-making are centered.Essential Functions

  • Manage a diverse caseload of around 40 immigration cases comprised approximately for a period of 4-4.5 months.
  • 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 and immigration courts.
  • Mentor and provide ongoing support to pro bono attorneys as needed.
  • Provide brief advice and counsel and referrals to immigrant survivors of gender-based violence in legal matters related to immigration law.
  • Communicate effectively within interdisciplinary teams, with clients, and with supervisors.
  • Ensure quality control of the client database and files; maintain accurate data entry; ensure appropriate metrics tracking systems; and follow risk management procedures.
  • Adhere to organizational and local office policies, such as attorney standards of practice, interdisciplinary policies, and ethical standards.This Job Description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities that are required of the employee. The precise duties and responsibilities of the job may change over time.RequirementsEducation
    • JD or equivalent
    • Current bar membership in good standing in any state in the US or District of Columbia or US territoryExperience
      • At least 3 year of direct legal services experience in immigration law including experience working on asylum, U-Visa, T-visa, and VAWA matters.
      • Responsible, self-initiating, and focused, with proven ability to work collaboratively in a team- based environment.
      • Strong organizational habits, time management skills, and prioritization skills
      • Strong interpersonal skills, cultural humility, and cross-cultural communication skills
      • Experience supporting survivors of violence and trauma and those from diverse cultural backgrounds
      • Fluency in Spanish requiredContractor rate is $65 PH.Submissions: Please include a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the above qualifications, a resume and a list of three professional references.
        • Tahirih works with a hybrid approach supporting both remote and in office work.
        • Tahirih requires that all staff be up to date on their vaccinations or be tested weekly to assure that they are free of COVID-19.Tahirih Justice Center is committed to equal opportunity and promotes equity and transparency as core values. Tahirih practices inclusiveness in decision making through the use of consultation with employees throughout the organization. Tahirih does not discriminate against any person on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, ability, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Applicants committed to equity from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and identities, and in particular those from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.Work Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

Keywords: Contra Costa County Bar Association, San Bruno , Contract Staff Attorney, Legal , San Bruno, California

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