USC Gould School of Law is seeking applications for a full-time 12 month position with benefits for a Staff Attorney to work in the USC Gould Student, Faculty, and Staff Immigrant Legal Advice Project within the USC Immigration Clinic. If additional funding is secured, there is the possibility that the position could be extended.
The Student, Faculty, and Staff Immigrant Legal Advice Project provides informational sessions, free legal consultation, brief service, pro per assistance, and pro bono referrals to USC’s students, faculty, and staff with immigration issues, questions, and concerns. (Given the existence of other USC resources, this Project will generally not advise international students, faculty or staff (F-1s and J-1s).) For more information see the Project’s web site: http://gould.usc.edu/academics/clinical-programs/immigration-clinic/advice/
The Staff Attorney, under the supervision of and in partnership with the Immigration Clinic faculty, will be responsible for assessing, advising, and addressing the legal needs of USC’s students, faculty, and staff as it pertains to immigration, including supervising and training law students to assist with providing legal advice and advocacy on a variety of immigration issues affecting the USC community. In addition the Staff Attorney will coordinate with pro bono attorneys for direct referrals and assist with providing training as needed to pro bono attorneys.
Candidates must have the following skills and experiences:
- J.D. degree;
- Admission to California Bar preferred (non-admitted candidates will be considered given DHS practice rules regarding law school graduates);
- 0-2 years of experience practicing immigration, administrative, civil rights or public interest law (law school clinical experience and law school summer employment will be considered);
- strong case management skills;
- strong interviewing and evaluating skills;
- strong writing skills;
- strong organizational skills;
- ability to interact and engage with wide range of persons, including advocacy organizations, community organizers, bar organizations, students, faculty, and others.
The following additional skills and experience are preferred:
- fluency in Spanish;
- experience working on immigration issues;
- experience appearing in court or administrative hearings;
- experience conducting intake and evaluating issues in a legal clinic scenario; experience in leadership and supervision of others as a legal service provider; and
- ability to plan, organize and schedule activities to meet project objectives.
Applications should be submitted through the job application link and must be received by March 31, 2017. Applicants will be considered on a rotating basis and the position may be filled before the deadline.
USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling or teaching.
REQ20040994 Posted Date: 03/01/2017 Apply Share this Job Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Email
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