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One of the organization’s longstanding programs is its nationally-recognized asylum program, which provides pro bono legal representation to hundreds of asylum-seekers and unaccompanied minors, by matching indigent refugees with pro bono attorneys from the private bar and staff for direct representation. The Legal Assistant plays a critical role in coordinating the asylum program by screening and interviewing potential clients, connecting indigent refugees with pro bono attorneys, immigration specialists, interpreters and other volunteers, preparing cases for direct representation, maintaining case files, conducting community outreach, and supporting the work of the Lawyers’ Committee immigrant justice team. In addition to the Legal Assistant’s primary work on immigration related direct services, the person in this position will also collaborate with the team, led by two attorneys, and observe the overall work of the practice, which includes policy and impact litigation.
LCCR is expanding its Immigrant Justice team and seeks an experienced attorney to serve as a critical member of the legal team. The attorney will perform high level legal work to implement the organization’s mission driven legal strategies through impact litigation, policy advocacy, and direct services. Specifically, within the Immigrant Justice program area, the attorney is responsible for: (1) identifying, initiating and leading impact litigation; (2) developing and directing policy advocacy work; (3) overseeing the direct services legal clinic(s), including intake, screening, placement, and tracking of pro bono cases by staff; (4) providing legal training and support for pro bono counsel; and (5) supervising program staff attorney(s) and administrative personnel. The attorney will maintain close ties with community organizations serving our client population, and will work cooperatively with the private bar to bring pro bono resources to bear on issues of racial, immigrant, and economic justice. Key issue areas for work in the immediate future are expected to concentrate on Immigrant Justice issues, including asylum, detention, education, post-conviction relief, employment, and other forms of discrimination on the basis of race and status.
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area seeks a Racial Justice Attorney who can identify racial justice issues for impact litigation and policy advocacy. The racial justice attorney will also lead and assist with impact litigation on our civil rights docket, including legal research, drafting and reviewing filings and correspondence, discovery, motion practice, trial advocacy, appellate advocacy and/or other litigation tasks.
It is important that the racial justice attorney is able to engage in legislative and administrative advocacy, such as drafting of regulations and legislation, meetings with client organizations, representation of groups before administrative and legislative bodies, and technical assistance to policy makers. The candidate will supervise and coordinate the Second Chance Legal Clinic, which provides re-entry related legal services, additionally the Racial Justice Attorney will assist, as assigned, with our other legal programs and clinics. The candidate should be able to proactively seek opportunities to engage in public education and media advocacy consistent with our identified program strategies and in consultation with Communications staff.
The Racial Justice Attorney is expected to maintain accurate case, program and other work files, including digital client files, timekeeping records, and other documentation of work performed using available office databases and systems. The candidate should also be able to work to further the short- and long-term goals of the Lawyers’ Committee as requested, including, without limitation, contributing to organizational development/fundraising efforts, strategic planning initiatives, communications strategies, and providing other support on internal matters as identified or assigned by the Legal Director or management. To read the full job description click here. Learn about our racial justice work here.