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Public Law Center Full-time Staff Attorney – Immigration Unit

31 Mar 2016 9:24 AM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

Organization Description
The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's non-profit pro bono law firm, is
committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through
volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling,
individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. Now in its 34th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,600 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise.

The Immigration Unit provides assistance in the following areas: U visa, T visa,
asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, DACA, naturalization, and some
deportation defense. The staff attorney would be expected to provide assistance in these areas through direct representation and providing technical assistance to our pro bono volunteers.


  • Active membership in the California State Bar
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • 1-3 years demonstrated experience in immigration law, including case preparation, legal research, and client representation before USCIS and EOIR
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with immigrant communities
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Strong public speaking skills and ability to train a variety of audiences, from clients to pro bono attorneys
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently
  • Must have own transportation, valid CA Driver’s license, insurance and good driving record

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direct legal services to low income clients in the areas of: SIJS petitions, asylum applications, U visa, T visa, DACA, and naturalization
  • Help organize and coordinate immigration legal services through clinics and workshops throughout Orange County
  • Provide training to pro bono attorneys and volunteers as needed
  • Represent PLC at legal networking and community outreach events
  • Full time position; occasional evening and weekend work required
  • Other duties as assigned

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Full range of excellent benefits provided, including health, dental, vision, life and 403(b)
  • Generous holiday, vacation and flex plan policy allowing for periodic 3-day weekends
  • State and local Bar dues paid
Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample (10 pages or less) to Please no phone calls.
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