The Immigration Advocacy Program at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is seeking a full-time Immigration Attorney to provide creative and zealous advocacy to clients seeking immigration redress. Most of Legal Aid Center’s clients are victims of crime such as domestic violence and sexual assault or children who are abused or abandoned and are eligible for victim-related immigration relief. Our office also steps in to help whenever there is an influx of the persecuted to our community. Our office is currently assisting over 100 Afghans who fled the Taliban to ensure they can remain in the United States. Our attorneys file documents in both state court and immigration court and can practice both affirmative requests for relief and defensive cases to prevent deportation. Our attorneys also teach weekly immigration classes and provide free brief consultations to those seeking immigration relief so as to spread reliable information throughout the community for those who cannot afford a lawyer and could fall victim to notaries. The entire immigration team is available to provide thoughtful mentoring and guidance, but each Staff Attorney leads their own cases.
Preferred Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate is committed to public interest law and community service and has the desire to work with and zealously advocate for our clients. While some litigation experience is helpful, no prior experience is necessary as Legal Aid Center provides extensive training. The ability to speak Spanish is always beneficial. The candidate must be a licensed attorney in good standing from any United States jurisdiction (Nevada offers special licensing for attorneys relocating to Nevada to provide legal services through Legal Aid Center.)
Salary and Benefits
Salary is dependent upon experience with annual increases available. Our excellent benefits include 100% employer paid health insurance for an employee, spouse/domestic partner, and dependents up to 26 years old, loan repayment assistance which usually pays the entire student loan payment, a 403B match dollar for dollar up to 5% of an employee’s salary after 12 months of employment, 12 weeks paid parental leave, a generous paid time off policy, and flex work options. Reasonable relocation benefits also available. Benefits start on date of hire.
About Legal Aid Center
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is a dynamic, progressive, non-profit law firm providing high-quality representation to the most underserved members of the Southern Nevada community. During its 64 years of service, Legal Aid Center has protected and advanced the rights of survivors of domestic violence, tenants facing eviction and homelessness, adults with disabilities and the elderly facing abuse and exploitation, consumers victimized by fraudulent and deceptive business practices, children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and many others, giving them a voice in court and a chance to regain control over their lives. Legal Aid Center is the most diverse law firm in Nevada staffed with compassionate and devoted employees who together create a collaborative and supportive work environment devoted to protecting the rights of its clients.
Please visit www.lacsn.org for more information about our organization and select careers for current opportunities. Follow us on Twitter.com/LegalAidSNV, Facebook and YouTube.
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Please email cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to:
Human Resources Department
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer
Deadline: Open until filled