SALA serves 9 counties in Arizona and 11 Indian Reservations. Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. (SALA) is hiring a full-time staff attorney for its Immigration VAWA Project located in its Tucson Office. The project is based in the Tucson SALA office, but the advocate may be asked to represent clients residing in rural counties served by SALA. The advocate will be responsible for representing applicants seeking legal immigration status pursuant to the provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and other Immigration regulations protecting victims of violence and crime before the Immigration and Naturalization Service and in Immigration Court. Duties will also include outreach to domestic violence shelters, and development of educational materials on the immigration provisions of VAWA.
Must be a member of the Arizona Bar or applicants licensed 2 years in another jurisdiction may practice by special rule; preferred applicants must have 1-3 years of legal experience working with immigrants or in immigration law and/or with survivors of domestic violence, and be bilingual in English and Spanish.
Applicants must exhibit a high degree of sensitivity to the problems of the low income community and should be able to work with low income and community groups.
In addition, applicants should be knowledgeable in the area of general civil practice and specifically general civil practice on behalf of the poor community.