Immigration Bridge Fellowship!
We are excited to announce an immigration bridge fellowship for a recent law graduate awaiting bar results or an entry-level attorney. The new graduate or lawyer will carry a caseload that is 60% pro bono (thanks to a generous private grant) and 40% private/paid clientele. The spirit of the fellowship is to train the fellow to become an effective, compassionate and fierce immigration advocate. While prior relevant experience is valued, most importantly the ideal candidate will be passionate about standing up for immigrants’ rights – including for people with stigmatizing criminal records and mental health issues – share our holistic and extra-mile approach to representation, and be detail-oriented, organized and motivated. The position involves providing direct immigration legal services including in courtroom and detention settings.
The position will begin as soon as filled and end August 31, 2018 with the possibility of an extension for one year or more.
More about the practice/position: Our office provides direct immigration legal services for people before immigration courts and agencies. The fellow will represent individuals in defensive and affirmative applications for relief. See this link for our practice areas. The practice is lean, fast-paced and high volume.
- Licensed attorney or recent law school graduate (continued employment dependent on passing the bar)
- Spanish-fluency required
- See ideal candidate description above
- $55,000/year prorated based on start date;
- Bar dues, AILA National/Norcal membership, and NIP/NLG membership paid;
- Benefits are being determined, but include paid vacation and sick leave.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Helen Lawrence at Helenlawrence.firstname.lastname@example.org.