October 4, 2010

Bilingual immigration attorney job in Seattle area

Organization that promotes justice for low-income immigrants by pursuing and defending their legal status seeks a staff attorney.

Primary Responsibilities

The staff attorney position will:
• Provide direct representation to immigrant survivors of domestic violence before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the federal courts.
• Manage a substantial caseload in immigration matters that may impact and affect the victim’s ability to maintain safety.
• Work as part of a team of advocates in their representation of clients, including being available to assist other advocates with legal research and case preparation.
• Respond to requests for information and legal advice from callers and “walk-ins.”
• Participate in outreach to the community and to service providers.

Professional Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

• Law degree and bar admission from any U.S. jurisdiction.
• Fluency in both spoken and written Spanish and English mandatory.
• Commitment to advancing and defending the legal rights of low-income immigrants and refugees.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Commitment to working in a diverse environment.
• Ability to collaborate effectively with other advocates and client groups.
• Comfortable in a small but busy office environment.
• Willingness to live in the Yakima Valley area and ability to travel regularly to represent clients at government offices in Seattle, Yakima, and Spokane.

Compensation: Salary $43k + DOE and benefits package


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