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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Supervising Immigration Staff Attorney

  1/24/2019   Jewish Family Service of San Diego
 Job Description        

The Supervising Immigration Attorney will be responsible for overseeing the affirmative casework at JFS in addition to providing direct representation for JFS clients in immigration cases. The Supervising Immigration Attorney will have a mixed caseload including representation in Immigration Court and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), while helping to support the broader immigration efforts of JFSs legal team. Under the supervision of the Senior Immigration Attorney, the Supervising Immigration Attorney will provide direct legal representation in affirmative and defensive cases to individuals. Responsibilities: 1. Provide legal representation in immigration cases, including both affirmative applications and representation of clients in removal proceedings; 2. Under the supervision of JFSs Senior Immigration Attorney, support JFSs immigration team, including the DOJ accredited representatives, pro bono attorneys, and other staff as assigned.



Skills/Abilities that are a Must-Have: Juris Doctorate degree with membership in good standing in the bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia; Bilingual English/Spanish; A minimum of 2-3 years of experience with immigration law, including removal defense work before the immigration court; Excellent interpersonal skills, including good communication skills, listening skills and attitude; Strong case management, legal research, and legal writing skills required; Demonstrated ability and willingness to zealously pursue new and untested legal theories; Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure required; Ability to work both independently and in a group setting; Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends; Valid drivers license, access to an automobile, insurance, and willingness to drive to off-site locations; Passion for social justice for immigrants required.


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PLEASE READ - VERY IMPORTANT To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link; Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).


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