Advancing Justice Southern California,

Immigration and Citizenship - Legal Advocate

1 month ago
Employment type
Anaheim, CA
Closing date

About this organization

We are the nations largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services, and education and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. We serve more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year, focusing on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. With our Advancing Justice affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., we enrich, enhance, and serve our communities across the country.

About this job

Under the supervision of the Managing Attorney, the Legal Advocate will be responsible for assisting in citizenship and immigration services, document preparation, intakes, screenings, and client contact duties for low-income immigrants primarily in the Orange County Regional Office. The Legal Advocate will also assist in a wide array of administrative and logistical tasks related to case management, in addition to assisting in outreach and education of various ethnic communities in Orange County regarding citizenship and immigration. The Legal Advocate will also provide support in the areas of clinic administration and organization, data entry, in language translation/interpretation, and document retention.

Roles & responsibilities

65% Provide Legal Support and Client Assistance

Provide naturalization and immigration application assistance to clients under the supervision of an attorney within the OC Immigration & Citizenship Unit and providing in-language assistance when relevant

Provide clients with legal intakes, screenings, and answer client calls regarding case matters and case follow ups

Provide immigration case assistance support, such as document requests, document/case evidence analysis, case and calendar management, and scheduling case meetings

Provide general case management and administrative support as assigned

Assist with administration of remotely held, onsite, and offsite legal clinics, contributing client assistance and aid in workflow management at AJOCs various clinic workshops

20% Administrative Support

Provide general office administrative support for the unit including, but not limited to filing, scanning, copying, and office supply inventory

Assistance in volunteer coordination which can include volunteer retention, volunteer/intern training, managing student intern assignments, and volunteer related communication

Provide in-language and translation/interpretation support to OC Immigration & Citizenship

Perform administrative duties including but not limited to inputting intakes into centralized database and filing closed intakes

Provide grant management support to Managing Attorney

15 % Conduct Outreach and Education

Attend outreach engagements with local community-based organizations and adult education centers to present information sessions on Naturalization and Immigration law

Assist in the development and translation of written community outreach and education materials

All other duties as assigned


The special opportunity to join a mission-driven team

Flexible and Hybrid work schedules

Referral and Signing bonus eligibility

Rich medical, dental and vision benefits

Retirement options through 403B and match

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