Centro Legal de la Raza is an equal opportunity employer.  We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction.

Centro Legal de la Raza Seeks Emergency Financial Assistance Specialist

The Organization:

Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of immigrant, low-income and Latino communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy. By combining quality legal services and know-your-rights education and youth development, Centro Legal promotes access to justice for thousands of individuals and families each year through Central and Northern California.  

Job Description:

The employee will provide administrative support to the Tenants’ Rights Program (“Program”) in disbursing emergency financial assistance to qualifying low-income tenants and homeowners throughout Alameda County. The employee will provide direct support to the Program Grants/Contracts Manager and the Program Director to ensure success in the context of the financial assistance application process and data collection. The employee will also work closely with attorneys and advocates from Centro Legal as well as our partner agencies to facilitate timely processing of financial assistance applications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

First and foremost, the employee will be tasked with processing applications for emergency cash assistance submitted by subcontracting agencies and other staff at Centro Legal. Below is a more detailed explanation of these requirements. The scope of duties will include:

  1.      Process applications for emergency financial assistance
  2.      Ensure compliance with emergency financial assistance guidelines
  3.      Ensure emergency financial assistance applications are complete with proper documentation
  4.      Ensure compliance with government grant documentation requirements for emergency financial assistance program
  5.      Coordinate the provision of emergency financial assistance with subcontracting partners
  6.      Assist Finance Team on government invoices pertaining to emergency financial assistance
  7.      Assist Centro Legal staff with preparing emergency financial assistance application
  8.      Assist Contracts/Grants Manager with other administrative tasks related to the emergency financial assistance application electronic web page
  9.     Other duties as requested by Grants Manager and/or Program Director.

 

Qualifications:

First and foremost, the employee must profoundly share Centro Legal’s mission and vision of social justice.  Below are additional qualifications.

  1. Minimum 2 years’ experience in a legal services environment.
  2. Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal Certificate may substitute for experience requirement.
  3. Demonstrates the ability to be entrusted with sensitive information and conduct daily activities with the utmost professionalism and integrity.
  4. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  5. Superb organizational and time-management skills. Strong computer skills; proficient or advanced skills in Microsoft Suite, familiarity with database applications and the Internet..
  6. Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  7. Experience working with low-income, immigrant, and monolingual Spanish-speaking communities.  
  8. Strong commitment to serving low-income and underserved communities, with an ability to relate to and communicate with a broad range of clients and colleagues.
  9. Knowledge of salesforce, word, other basic computer programs.

 

Working Conditions:

The position also requires the provision of culturally-sensitive and empathetic services. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

 

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Prolonged sitting/standing
  • Extensive typing/data entry
  • Periodic lifting/carrying/transporting of materials in excess of 40 lbs
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required

 

Compensations and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with background and experience plus medical, dental, vision, FSA, and 401(k) benefits. Generous vacation and holiday package.

 

Applications:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filed. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only a 1) a cover letter, 2) resume and 3) a list of three professional references to jobs@centrolegal.org. Place the words “Emergency Financial Assistance Specialist” in the subject line. No calls please.

Centro Legal de la Raza is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category. Centro Legal de la Raza is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, older persons, persons with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply.

Centro Legal de la Raza Seeks Director of Finance and Operations

The Organization:

Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of immigrant, low-income and Latino communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy. By combining quality legal services and know-your-rights education and youth development, Centro Legal promotes access to justice for thousands of individuals and families each year through Central and Northern California.  

Job Description:

The Director of Finance and Operations is an exempt position that provides leadership and guidance to the organization in all financial and administrative matters. This position is responsible for the budgeting, recording and reporting of financial information to external and internal constituents of Centro Legal:

  • Leads the annual financial planning process, including the development of the annual operating budget (~ $9 million in 2018-19).
  • Oversees treasury functions, including cash management, investments, and developing and maintaining banking relationships.
  • Oversees the Finance Department daily and monthly activities, ensuring compliance with GAAP nonprofit standards, federal and state regulatory requirements.
  • Reviews and manages internal controls, operations, processes and financial procedures to ensure integrity of the financial information and reporting. Ensures policies and procedures are reviewed and documented on a regular basis.
  • Staffs the Board’s Finance Committee and maintains good relationships with all Board members.
  • Oversees annual audit and tax return preparation process.
  • Oversees government contracts and invoicing process to ensure accuracy and timeliness of reporting, as well as compliance with all contractual obligations.

The Director of Finance and Operations also serves as a member of the organization’s Leadership Team, which functions as a steering committee and sounding board for organizational priorities, culture and initiatives.

 

Key Position Responsibilities:

Financial Leadership and Reporting:

  •  Lead the annual budget process, working with the Executive Director and directors/managers to develop annual program budgets and an integrated agency budget.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records and cash flow projections.
  • Track all revenue and expenditures in relation to the budget and supply reports to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • With Development Manager, develop and monitor budgets for government and non- government contracts and grants.
  • Ensure financial management system and processes include all appropriate controls to maintain the fiscal integrity of the organization.
  •  Oversee the preparation of the annual audit, including solicitation of audit bids, staffing the Board’s Audit committee, and resolution of any open points. Support the staff accountant to complete all year-end closing, pre-audit reconciliations, and audit field work. Review audit reports and annual tax returns.
  •  Maintain fiscal compliance with all government and private funding sources as well as local, state and federal agencies.
  •  Lead in the creation of a long-term financial forecast model, working with the Executive Director and Development team to ensure future solvency of all programmatic priorities and organizational strategic planning.
  •  Complete direct finance tasks as needed to ensure separation of accounting responsibilities.

 

Operations and IT:

  • Oversees office operations, including oversight of all facilities, inventory, office technology, insurance, and contracts.
  • Oversees and leads with negotiating lease terms including, but not limited to, rent, vendors and contracts.
  • Establishes and oversees IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by the organization.
  • Oversees technical projects in alignment with organizational goals, and ensures a high level analysis to determine technology needs across the organization and respective program/department areas.
  • Identifies security vulnerabilities and eliminates them with strategic solutions to increase data safety

 

Supervision and Leadership:

The Director of Finance and Operations will lead and manage all:

  • Accounting staff: monthly closing and reconciliation of accounts; monthly budget and financial report preparation; data collection of lobbying expenses, payroll, cash receipts, accounts payable and general ledger functions;
  • Operations staff: general office and administrative duties and IT consultants
  • Independent consultants performing services in support of administrative and financial functions of the organization, as applicable.
  • Independent decision-maker
  • Desired personal qualities include high integrity, credibility, teamwork, a commitment to social justice work and a passion for Centro’s mission.

 

Administrative oversight:

  •  Review and approve monthly reconciliations and schedules;
  •  Review monthly expense allocations;
  •  Review monthly financial and budget reports;
  • Oversee risk management and insurance policies including general liability, property and equipment, and directors and officers insurance.
  •   Maintain vendor contracts related to finance, technology, administration and facilities.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree; CPA preferred;
  • At least 5 years supervisory accounting experience required;
  • A successful track-record in setting priorities, keen analytical, critical thinking, organizational and problem-solving skills enabling sound decision-making;
  •  Proven success in managing and maintaining collegial and professional relationships within small office environment;
  • Experience with newly established non-profits and/or organizations undergoing growth and change preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and manage business systems and processes, including expertise in financial analysis and budget development;
  • Familiarity with integrated financial and donor management systems; experience with Salesforce software a plus; Google Suite, MS Suite, Paychex
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with accounting software
  • Excellent communication skills;

 

Compensations and Benefits:

Competitive salary and benefits. Salary commensurate with background and experience plus medical, dental, vision, FSA, and 401(k) benefits and a generous vacation and holiday package.

 

Applications:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Your application must include:  1) detailed cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three professional references to jobs@centrolegal.org. Place the words (“Director of Finance and Operations ”) in the subject line. No calls please.

Centro Legal de la Raza is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category. Centro Legal de la Raza is an equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Centro Legal de la Raza Seeks Tenant Rights’ Senior Attorney

The Organization: Founded in 1969 and located in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income, communities by providing bilingual and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy. The mission of Centro Legal is to protect and expand the rights of low-income people.

Centro Legal’s Tenants’ Rights Program is leading the fight to stop the displacement of low-income tenants across the East Bay. Working in coalition with partner agencies advocating for racial equity and housing security, Centro has been awarded several grants that allow for a significant expansion in our legal representation of low-income tenants across Alameda County.

Centro Legal’s program is rooted in the holistic use of advocacy, popular education, unlawful detainer defense, and impact litigation. We provide three weekly walk-in clinics where tenants are provided advice, counsel, and referral to follow-up appointments, with the goal of preventing evictions. We also provide full-scope representation in rent board administrative hearings and unlawful detainers.

We seek an experienced lawyer who will join the fight to curtail the ongoing displacement of tenants from Oakland, South Alameda County, Hayward, and/or City of Alameda.

The Position: The scope of duties will include:

  1. Representing tenants in unlawful detainer jury trials.
  2. Representing tenants in administrative proceedings (e.g. Oakland Rent Adjustment Program, Hayward Rent Stabilization Board).
  1. Providing and/or supervising consultations at various weekly Tenants’ Rights clinics.
  2. Conducting Know Your Rights trainings.
  3. Providing policy analysis to community partners who are advocating for anti-displacement measures.
  4. Representing Centro Legal de la Raza and its clients at community events, stakeholder meetings, City Council hearings, etc.

 

Qualifications: First and foremost, the applicants must profoundly share Centro Legal’s mission and vision of social justice and can (1) fight passionately for our clients, (2) empathize with our clients, (3) help our clients navigate complicated and stressful legal proceedings, and (4) work collaboratively with tenant organizers and other community based organizations. Below are additional qualifications.

  1. California Bar membership. Minimum 4 years or more work experience in litigation or housing law.
  2. Excellent written and oral advocacy skills.
  3. Commitment to providing culturally sensitive support to low-income populations and persons of color.
  4. Ability to attend evening meetings, clinics, and hearings with a flexible schedule.
  5. Proficiency or fluency in Spanish, Cantonese and Vietnamese highly preferred.
  6. Ability to explain complex legal issues to a diverse audience.
  7. Ability to thrive in a high-volume, high-paced environment.
  8. Desire to represent low-income tenants at trial.
  9. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 

Compensation and Benefits: Salary commensurate with background and experience plus medical, dental, vision, FSA, and 401(k) benefits. Generous vacation and holiday package.

Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filed. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only a 1) a cover letter, 2) resume and 3) a list of three professional references to jobs@centrolegal.org. Place the words “Tenants’ Rights Senior Staff Attorney” in the subject line. No calls please.

Centro Legal de la Raza is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category. Centro Legal de la Raza is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, older persons, persons with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply.

Centro Legal de la Raza Seeks Tenant Rights’ Attorney

The Organization: Founded in 1969 and located in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income, immigrant, and Latino communities by providing bilingual and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy. The mission of Centro Legal is to protect and expand the rights of low-income people.

Centro Legal’s Tenants’ Rights Program (aka Housing Program) is leading the fight to stop the displacement of low-income tenants across the East Bay. Working in coalition with partner agencies advocating for racial equity and housing security, Centro has been awarded several grants that allow for a significant expansion in our legal representation of low-income tenants across Alameda County and Richmond.

Centro Legal’s program is rooted in the holistic use of advocacy, popular education, unlawful detainer defense, and impact litigation. We provide three weekly walk-in clinics where tenants are provided advice, counsel, and referral to follow-up appointments, with the goal of preventing evictions. We also provide full-scope representation in rent board administrative hearings and unlawful detainers.

We are seeking two entry level attorneys to join us in the fight to curtail the ongoing mass displacement of tenants from Oakland, South Alameda County, Hayward, and/or Richmond.

The Position: The scope of duties will include:

  1. Representing tenants in unlawful detainer proceedings (e.g. law and motion proceedings, court-mandated settlement conferences, and jury trials).
  2. Representing tenants in administrative proceedings (e.g. Oakland Rent Adjustment Program, Hayward Rent Stabilization Board, Richmond Rent Board, etc.).
  1. Providing and/or supervising consultations at various weekly Tenants’ Rights clinics.
  2. Conducting Know Your Rights trainings.
  3. Providing policy analysis to community partners who are advocating for anti-displacement measures.
  4. Representing Centro Legal de la Raza and its clients at community events, stakeholder meetings, City Council hearings, etc.

 

Qualifications: First and foremost, the applicants must profoundly share Centro Legal’s mission and vision of social justice and can (1) fight passionately for our clients, (2) empathize with our clients, (3) help our clients navigate complicated and stressful legal proceedings, and (4) work collaboratively with tenant organizers and other community based organizations. Below are additional qualifications.

  1. Rising 3L or JD; admitted and in good standing with a State bar or planning to take CA bar exam upon graduation or currently awaiting bar results.
  2. Excellent written and oral advocacy skills.
  3. Commitment to providing culturally sensitive support to low-income populations and persons of color.
  4. Ability to attend evening meetings, clinics, and hearings with a flexible schedule.
  5. Proficiency or fluency in Spanish, Cantonese and Vietnamese highly preferred.
  6. Ability to explain complex legal issues to a diverse audience.
  7. Ability to thrive in a high-volume, high-paced environment.
  8. Desire to represent low-income tenants at trial.
  9. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Compensation and Benefits: Salary commensurate with background and experience plus medical, dental, FSA, vision and 401(k) benefits. Generous vacation and holiday package.

Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filed. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only a 1) cover letter, 2) resume and 3) a list of three professional references to jobs@centrolegal.org. Place the words “Tenants’ Rights Staff Attorney” in the subject line. No calls please.

Centro Legal de la Raza is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category. Centro Legal de la Raza is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, older persons, persons with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply.

Centro Legal de la Raza Seeks Immigration Senior Attorney

The Organization:  Founded in 1969 and located in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income, immigrant, and Latino families and individuals by providing bilingual and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy. The mission of Centro Legal is to protect and expand the rights of low-income people and promote access to justice for thousands of individuals and families each year throughout Northern and Central California.

Centro Legal’s immigration practice includes comprehensive, full-service direct representation before USCIS and the immigration courts (EOIR), district court and federal court of appeals litigation, legal rights education, local and national advocacy.  We specialize in detained and non-detained removal defense, the intersection of immigration and criminal law, affirmative asylum applications, and U visas for victims of violent crime.

The Position:  Centro Legal is seeking an experienced attorney to assist in the provision of immigration legal services.  Duties will include:

  • Directly representing non-detained and detained individuals in removal proceedings before the San Francisco Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals;
  • Preparing and submitting applications, legal briefs, and supporting documentation for cases involving asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, U visa, VAWA, and adjustment of status with applicable waivers, refugee waivers, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status;
  • Visiting and conducing intake with detained individuals at Bay Area detention centers;
  • Conducting Know-Your-Rights presentations to community members;
  • Assist in identifying potential federal litigation cases arising from direct services work and leading impact litigation efforts in federal district and circuit courts: for in house representation and/or placement with pro bono attorneys and with other non-profit litigation partners;
  • Assisting in determining appropriate case stories for use in reports, advocacy materials, and public education and providing expert testimony to media on current immigration law and policy topics.

 

Qualifications: First and foremost, the applicant must profoundly share Centro Legal’s mission and vision of social justice.  Below are additional qualifications.

  • J.D; admitted and in good standing with a State bar;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in immigration law;
  • Excellent writing, research, analytical, and verbal communication skills;
  • A demonstrated commitment to civil liberties, immigrant justice, and public interest law;
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively on projects with lawyers, other staff members, and with diverse community organizations;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity within the office and a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences regarding race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, socio-economic circumstance, immigration status, and record of arrest or conviction and;
  • Fluency in Spanish required.

 

Compensation and Benefits: Salary commensurate with background and experience, plus medical, dental, vision, FSA, and 401(k) benefits. Generous vacation and holiday package.

Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three professional references to jobs@centrolegal.org.  Place these words in the subject line “Immigration Senior Attorney.”

 

Centro Legal de la Raza is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category.  Centro Legal de la Raza is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, older persons, persons with disabilities and all qualified persons to apply.

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Centro Legal de la Raza Seeks Immigration Senior Attorney with Litigation Background

The Organization: Founded in 1969 and located in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income, immigrant, and Latino families and individuals by providing bilingual and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy. The mission of Centro Legal is to protect and expand the rights of low-income people and promote access to justice for thousands of individuals and families each year throughout Northern and Central California.

Centro Legal’s immigration practice includes comprehensive, full-service direct representation before USCIS and the immigration courts (EOIR), district court and federal court of appeals litigation, legal rights education, local and national advocacy. We specialize in detained and non-detained removal defense, the intersection of immigration and criminal law, affirmative asylum applications, and U visas for victims of violent crime.

The Position: Centro Legal is seeking an experienced attorney to assist in the provision of immigration legal services. Duties will include:

  • Assist in identifying potential federal litigation cases arising from direct services work and leading impact litigation efforts in federal district and circuit courts: for in house representation and/or placement with pro bono attorneys and with other non-profit litigation partners;
  • Investigate and litigate appellate, district court cases and class action cases: includes fact-finding, legal research, drafting pleadings and briefs, discovery and motion practice, hearings and trials, and appearing in in both state and federal courts;
  • Reviewing, commenting on, and drafting amicus briefs;
  • Directly represent non-detained and detained individuals in removal proceedings before the San Francisco Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals;
  • Visiting and conducing intake with detained individuals at Bay Area detention centers;
  • Assisting in determining appropriate case stories for use in reports, advocacy materials, and public education and providing expert testimony to media on current immigration law and policy topics.

Qualifications: First and foremost, the applicant must profoundly share Centro Legal’s mission and vision of social justice. Below are additional qualifications.

  • Admitted and in good standing with a State bar;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in immigration law;
  • Excellent writing, research, analytical, and verbal communication skills;
  • A demonstrated commitment to civil liberties, immigrant justice, and public interest law;
  • A record of moving legal cases forward and demonstrated ability to build and manage an extensive caseload;
  • Strong leadership skills, preferably with experience managing other attorneys and staff;
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively on projects with lawyers, other staff members, and with diverse community organizations;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity within the office and a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences regarding race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, socio-economic circumstance, immigration status, and record of arrest or conviction and;
  • Fluency in Spanish required.

Compensation and Benefits: Salary commensurate with background and experience, plus medical, dental, vision, FSA, and 401(k) benefits. Generous vacation and holiday package.

Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three professional references to jobsatcentrolegal.org. Place these words in the subject line “Immigration Senior Attorney.”

Centro Legal de la Raza is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category. Centro Legal de la Raza is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, older persons, persons with disabilities and all qualified persons to apply.

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Immigration law: 3 years (Required)
Centro Legal de la Raza Seeks Immigration Staff Attorney

The Organization: Founded in 1969 and located in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income, immigrant, and Latino individuals and families by providing bilingual and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy. The mission of Centro Legal is to protect and expand the rights of low-income people, particularly monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrants.

Centro Legal’s immigration practice is focused on serving the needs of our most vulnerable community members, including families living in poverty, women, children, and victims of violent crimes including domestic violence and detained individuals in removal proceedings. We offer comprehensive, full-service direct representation to our clients, and we also provide legal rights education and client intake through our various immigration clinics. We specialize in detained and non-detained removal defense, affirmative asylum applications, family-based visa petitions, U visas for victims of violent crime, and naturalization.

The Position: Centro Legal is seeking an experienced immigration attorney to assist in the provision of immigration legal services. Duties will include:

• Directly representing non-detained and detained individuals in removal proceedings before the San Francisco Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals;
• Preparing and submitting applications, legal briefs, and supporting documentation for cases involving asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, U visa, VAWA, and adjustment of status with applicable waivers, refugee waivers, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status;
• Visiting detained individuals at Bay Area detention centers;
• Conducting Know-Your-Rights presentations to community members;
• Assisting in identifying potential federal litigation cases arising from direct services work and assisting in impact litigation efforts in federal district and circuit courts for placement with pro bono attorney or other non-profit litigation partners; and
• Assisting in determining appropriate case stories for use in reports, advocacy materials, and public education and providing expert testimony to media on current immigration law and policy topics.

Qualifications: First and foremost, the applicant must profoundly share Centro Legal’s mission and vision of social justice. Below are additional qualifications.

• Rising 3L or JD; admitted and in good standing with a State car or planning to take CA bar exam upon graduation or currently awaiting bar results;
• Fluency in Spanish required;
• Excellent writing, research, analytical, and verbal communication skills;
• A demonstrated commitment to civil liberties, immigrant justice, and public interest law;
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively on projects with lawyers, other staff members, and with diverse community organizations;
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity within the office and a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences regarding race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, socio-economic circumstance, immigration status, and record of arrest or conviction and;
• Fluency in Spanish required.

Compensation and Benefits: Salary commensurate with background and experience plus medical and dental benefits and a generous vacation and holiday package.

Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three professional references to jobs@centrolegal.org. Place these words in the subject line “Immigration Staff Attorney.”

Centro Legal de la Raza is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category. Centro Legal de la Raza is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, older persons, persons with disabilities and all qualified persons to apply.

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED