KIND seeks a full-time Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney in Los Angeles, CA to provide pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied children through KIND’s network of major law firms and corporate partners. Pro bono mentorship will include cases for children who have been released from ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement) custody to caregivers in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. This position includes helping children understand the immigration process, and training volunteer attorneys to represent individual child clients effectively before immigration authorities to obtain relief, such as Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, T and/or U visas, and representation before California state courts.
Based in KIND’s Los Angeles field office, the Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
EDUCATIONAL & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
JD with two to four years of experience working in immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, U visas and T visas; state court experience in probate, custody, dependency, and/or delinquency is preferred.
Commensurate with education & experience.
Senior Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney – Los Angeles
Work is generally performed within the office environment but may include attendance at court proceedings in Southern California as well as offsite client meetings.
Travel within great Los Angeles area may be required a few times per year.
Applications, including a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and contact information for three professional references, should be submitted online at: https://supportkind.org/jobs/. Applications that do not contain all of the above-listed required materials will not be considered.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants selected for interviews will be duly notified. Please no inquiries or phone calls.
KIND is an EOE committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in both its staff and work. The selected applicant will be asked to undergo a background check before acceptance of the final offer.