The 2019 My LA2050 Grants Challenge
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Bet Tzedek, the House of Justice offers free legal assistance services to DCFS supervised children in need of assistance securing Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and adjusting to lawful permanent resident status. Bet Tzedek is seeking an determined, organized, and zealous bilingual advocate to serve as immigration counsel for these foster youth, representing unaccompanied children in Immigration Court, USCIS, and if necessary, Board of Immigration Appeals.
Conduct intake/interview of referred undocumented children;
Represent children in affirmative and defensive immigration matters;
Prepare immigration filings including SIJS, adjustment of status, and humanitarian
Appear before Immigration Court, USCIS, and Board of Immigration Appeals;
Respond to Requests For Evidence (RFEs), Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs), and
Work collaboratively with Bet Tzedek guardianship attorneys and immigration
paralegal to ensure consistent practice and strategy;
Supervise law clerks and volunteers assigned to undocumented minor cases; and
Comply with case management and reporting procedures.
Active member of the California bar, in good standing;
Demonstrated commitment to Bet Tzedek’s mission required, with at least 2 years of
experience in public interest law preferred;
Spanish-language fluency or high-proficiency (spoken and written) required;
Asylum experience preferred;
Experience supervising and coordinating volunteers preferred; and
Minimum two years immigration removal defense experience.
$60,000 + DOE/DOQ
HOW TO APPLY
Note: This position is part of a special program created using designated funds; there is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond the period for which the funds are obtained.