The opening: About the Justice & Diversity Center:
JDC is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services through its staff and volunteers to low-income Bay Area residents. Each year more than 1,600 volunteer attorneys, legal assistants, and law students work with JDC staff to serve nearly 7,500 indigent clients. JDC’s holistic advocacy approach seeks to address the social service and legal needs of clients.
About the Job:
The Justice and Diversity Center hosts the Attorney of the Day Program, which provides consultations to unrepresented respondents on the day of their initial court hearings. We are excited to hire a Part-time Staff Attorney, Attorney of the Day (AOD) who will consult with and provide limited scope representation to unrepresented individuals and families facing removal on the detained, non-detained and juvenile dockets at the San Francisco Immigration Court. The Part-time Staff Attorney, AOD will create protocols to provide unrepresented respondents more continuous and robust services. The Part-time Staff Attorney, AOD will also liaise with the court and attorney volunteers, and train attorney volunteers and participate in data collection and analysis. The individual in this part-time position is expected to work 15 – 20 hours per week.
The successful candidate will have the following:
Education & Experience
Licensed attorney with a minimum of 1 years relevant legal experience
Experience representing immigrants in removal proceedings
Fluency in English and Spanish required
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and chaotic environment
To the extent possible, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.