Staff Attorney

  • Robert Half
  • Novato, CA, USA
  • Jul 23, 2020

Job Description

ARE YOU A LEGAL CHAMPION FOR HARD-WORKING IMMIGRANTS AND THEIR CHILDREN? We want to talk to you! A Bay Area social justice non-profit is hiring an Attorney for their immigration legal clinic that represents immigrant families, in particular their youth, in processing applications through the U.S. Citizen & Immigration Services (USCIS) system and Court proceedings. The following are the qualifications for the Attorney position: 1+ year of family-based immigration experience, primarily SIJS, asylum, T & U visa cases, and DACA; Licensed to practice in a state bar, or at least close to becoming admitted; Spanish fluency is highly preferred; Detail-oriented, responsible, organized, and proven ability to meet deadlines; Strong interpersonal skills, be friendly, and be a good conversationalist as this position will have plenty of contact with the client families and the community; and Must be passionate about working with and serving children who are seeking legal immigration status. Willing and able to meet clients occasionally at remote locations in the North Bay. Our non-profit client cannot offer a high salary (a reasonable compensation is paid). However, beyond the excellent track record of success in serving the local immigrant Latino community, this opportunity offers a good career path within this well-recognized legal aid organization and more broadly, within the immigrants’ rights practice statewide and nationally. This is on average a 40-hour/week job with EXCELLENT work-life balance. Employment benefits include 100% paid medical and dental insurance, 3 weeks/yr paid vacation, 16 paid holidays annually, 12 days/yr paid sick leave, 100% paid employee medical & dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and other perks! For confidential consideration, pls email resume to Jon Lucchese, Vice President for Permanent Placement Services Division, at . Thank you! Civil rights experience Background working with Immigration Law Licensed attorney with 1+ years of experience Bar Membership experience Practical knowledge of human rights Demonstrated knowledge of client counseling Experience with client relations Immigration & naturalization experience highly preferred Some understanding of Appellate work General familiarity with drafting legal documents Earlier work involving Visa Petitions Deep understanding of case management Adeptness in computer research Demeanor to thrive in a high-paced environment, requiring exceptional organizational skills, juggling priorities, and adhering to strict deadlines Excellent attention to detail Good academic credentials and references Must possess analytical, legal research and writing skills Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills Do you want to grow your legal career? This is a great opportunity for a self-starter. This opportunity comes with a fair base salary and good benefits package. We want to hear from anyone looking for work who loves working in a strong team-oriented environment. Candidates looking to get their careers moving in the right direction should contact us today! Robert Half Legal matches legal professionals and consultants with some of the best companies on a full-time, project and temporary basis, serving both law firms and corporate legal departments. We also provide project and eDiscovery teams and workspace for a wide range of initiatives, including litigation support, mergers and acquisitions, and document review matters. Our personalized approach, innovative matching technology and global network with local market expertise help you find the legal jobs that match your skills and priorities — fast. By working with us, you have access to challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and training to enhance your skill sets. From philanthropy to environmental stewardship to employee programs, Robert Half is proud to have an active role in the communities in which we live and work. Our company has appeared on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list every year since 1998. Download our mobile app to take your job search on the go! Contact your local Robert Half Legal office at 888.490.5592 or visit to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. Robert Half will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Robert Half is not a law firm and does not provide legal representation. © 2020 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use .