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Bet Tzedek

TEMPORARY STAFF ATTORNEY – GUARDIANSHIP & IMMIGRATION

Employment type
Full-Time
Posted
24 days ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Advocate on behalf of undocumented minors seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status via Probate Court, which may include conducting new client intake, preparing cases for pro bono placement, and/or providing full scope representation.

  • Advocate on behalf of minors eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in removal proceedings, adjustment of status, and asylum relief.

  • Provide caregivers legal representation in Probate Guardianship matters.

  • Advocate for education resources, public benefits, and health care needs.

  • Prepare Probate Guardianship matters for pro bono placement, monitor status of placements, and provide technical support to pro bono attorneys.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Active member of California State Bar in good standing or licensed in another state and eligible to practice under CRC Rule 9.45 (required).

  • Willingness to train and work with volunteer attorneys and students (required).

  • Spanish-language proficiency (required).

  • Minimum one-to-two years non-profit legal services experience (preferred).

  • Experience in asylum advocacy or representing undocumented minors (highly desired).

  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to Bet Tzedek’s mission of equal justice for all and Bet Tzedek’s core values of leadership, community-based advocacy, and innovation.

To apply

Email letter of interest and resume to [email protected] (Subject: “TEMPORARY KINSHIP/SIJS”)

Note: This position is a temporary position designed to substitute for an employee on a leave of absence.