Associate Attorney - USF School of Law Immigration Clinic

San Francisco
Jun 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Attorney - USF School of Law Immigration Clinic

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

The University of San Francisco, School of Law seeks an associate attorney who has experience in immigration law and deportation defense. The attorney will work primarily on cases involving asylum and special immigrant juvenile status for children and families in removal proceedings in the San Francisco Immigration Court.

Job Responsibilities:

• Under the supervision of the Clinic’s Supervising Attorney, handle a caseload of at least 30 active removal defense cases;
• Participate in staff meetings;
• Attend weekly case review with law students;
• Assist with periodic trainings and know your rights presentations;
• Serve as a representative of the Clinic with local coalitions, courts, and agencies;
• Be willing to travel to Sacramento or the Central Valley up to once a week.

Minimum Requirements:

• Member of the California State Bar;
• Fluency in Spanish required;
• At least three years’ experience working in removal defense, with an emphasis on asylum and/or SIJS;
• Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, and survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma;
• A strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills;
• Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure and in crisis situations;
• Ability to work collaboratively with attorneys, paralegals and social services providers;
• Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and writing skills;
• Preferably, prior experience working with community based organizations.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.


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