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Senior Staff Attorney - Immigrant Justice Project, Southern Poverty Law Center

Company: Immigratin Advocatres Network
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Staff Attorney - Immigrant Justice Project, Southern Poverty Law Center The Immigrant Justice Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center primarily works to (1) fight against state practices -that funnel people into the deportation machine; (2) free immigrants from detention through individual representation -and systemic reform; (3) change immigration and enforcement systems so they operate fairly and sensibly; (4) enforce -laws protecting migrants from mistreatment by governments or employers; and (5) support immigrant communities in
the states in which we work as they demand respect for their dignity and humanity; and end discrimination based on -immigration status or national origin; Position:
The Senior Staff Attorney will litigate individual and class action civil rights cases in federal courts at the trial and -appellate levels. They may develop and lead legislative work and public advocacy campaigns. The focus of the -position may change as warranted by changes in the law, the circumstances facing immigrants, or the needs of the -organization. Responsibilities: -

  • Develop and lead litigation and campaigns in collaboration with SPLC attorneys, policy counsel, outreach -paralegals, communications staff, and partner organizations;
  • Draft briefs, memos, and other documents in support of litigation, policy advocacy, and public education;
  • Analyze legal and policy developments related to immigrant justice;
  • Communicate regularly with SPLC's clients, co-counsel, and partner organizations;
  • Manage the legal work of law fellows and staff attorneys;
  • Supervise outreach activities related to litigation and campaigns;
  • Represent SPLC in various fora, including before community groups, legislators, and regulatory agencies;
  • Respond to requests for legal assistance and provide technical assistance to immigrant communities and -partner organizations;
  • Other duties as may be assigned to meet SPLC needs. Qualifications:
    • JD from accredited university;
    • At least 5 years of federal court civil litigation or comparable legal experience, preferably including complex -civil rights litigation;
    • Excellent research and writing skills; and -Membership in good standing with the Louisiana bar or willingness to sit for the next Bar Exam. (If seeking to -be based in other location where SPLC has an office, must be licensed or become licensed in that state)
    • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and have fun in a high-energy, fast-paced work environment;
    • Creativity, flexibility around changing priorities and deadlines, and a demonstrated willingness to take calculated risks in crafting and executing strategies;
    • Demonstrated leadership in building and maintaining an innovative and positive working culture;
    • Initiative, vision, and a proven commitment to the struggle for social justice;
    • Ability to work on multiple campaigns at once in conjunction with SPLC teams and partners;
    • Excellent and consistent attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines;
    • Commitment to a non-hierarchical, client-centered approach to advocacy and ability to work on sensitive issues in a compassionate manner;
    • Aptitude for and willingness to be a team player, including with diverse partners;
    • Ability to collaborate with a diverse staff of attorneys and non-attorneys;
    • Commitment to ideals of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion; and
    • Commitment to fostering an anti-racist work culture and to anti-racist principles and learning. How to Apply:
      To apply, please submit your materials here .

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