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  • 07 Nov 2017 10:23 AM | Anonymous

     STAFF ATTORNEY Santa Ana, CA 

    The Immigrant Defenders Law Center (“ImmDef”) is a next-generation, social justice law firm that provides high-quality representation and legal services to immigrants in Southern California. Our organization was established by experienced public attorneys and activists from the immigrant rights community who collectively have decades of experience fighting for the rights of immigrants in Southern California and beyond. ImmDef was founded with the belief that no immigrant should be forced to go into court alone, and we see our universal representation programs for children and adults as a first step towards that goal. Learn more about us at 

    ImmDef seeks a full-time Staff Attorney, based in our Santa Ana office, to provide fearless and zealous advocacy to clients in immigration removal proceedings. The Staff Attorney will work under the direct supervision of a Managing Attorney and in collaboration with their fellow attorneys. Our attorneys receive support from paralegals, administrative assistants and case managers. This is a rewarding and exciting position where the successful applicant will be engaged in cutting edge immigration litigation. 

    Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

    • Provide creative representation to immigrants before the Immigration Courts, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and CA state court proceedings related to a client's removal case;
    • Stay up to date on rapidly changing immigration laws and policies;
    • Comply with data and program reporting requirements.


    • Juris Doctorate degree required;
    • Active, California State Bar License, or license from another jurisdiction and (for some positions) commitment to “waiving in” to the CA Bar via the Multi-Jurisdictional Practice Program. We will consider those who sat for the July 2017 bar exam and are awaiting their results.
    • Spanish language proficiency required (will be tested at time of interview);
    • Experience working with detained immigrants or other incarcerated populations is a big plus;
    • Preference for experience working with marginalized populations and survivors of trauma;

    Experience with removal defense, family law, criminal defense, and/or child welfare related matters is a big plus; 

    • Experience working in a high volume, social-justice law firm is a huge plus;
    • Strong case management, legal research, and legal writing skills required
    • Demonstrated ability and willingness to zealously pursue new and untested legal theories;
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure required;
    • Enthusiasm for working at a progressive, start-up organization;
    • Passion for social justice for immigrants required.


    Competitive public interest between $53,000 - $65,000 DOE + generous benefits package, including health, dental, sick and vacation time, 11 paid holidays/year, and our office is closed between 12/25 and 1/2. 

    As a 501(c)(3) corporation, attorneys are eligible for public service loan forgiveness programs for federal student loans. 

    Application Instructions: 

    E-mail cover letter, resume, 3 references, and brief writing sample (5 pages or less) to: Lindsay Toczylowski, Executive Director, Immigrant Defenders Law Center at Please indicate where you came across our job announcement. In the subject line please write FIRST NAME_LAST NAME_STAFF ATTORNEY APPLICATION. 

    Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

    Immigrant Defenders Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • 06 Nov 2017 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Please click on the link below to access the Notice from the Clerk regarding amended local rules effective December 1, 2017.

  • 24 Oct 2017 12:03 PM | Anonymous

    UCLA LAW Academic Outreach Resource Center ~ Law Fellows Program
    Dear Friends,
    The Thirteenth Annual UCLA Law Firm Diversity Reception will take place Wednesday, February 28, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.  We look forward to your participation in this event.
    We will follow up with the official invitation after the New Year.  Space is limited, so if you could like to confirm your spot now, please let us know. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions in the meantime.

  • 20 Oct 2017 1:52 PM | Anonymous

    Comments sought:
    This e-mail is to inform you that a new proposal has been posted to the California Courts web site, at
    ·         SP17-06 Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules: 2018 (adopt revised Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules, 2018 Edition)
    You are welcome to distribute this to any other interested parties. The deadline for comment is 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 3, 2017.
    If you have any questions, please contact Benita Downs, at, or at 415-865-7957.

  • 19 Oct 2017 12:09 PM | Anonymous

    We offer six scholarships (one each in our Los Angeles,
    Portland, Seattle and Washington, D.C., offices, and two
    in our New York office), which consist of a paid summer
    associate position and $10,000 for the student’s
    second-year tuition and expenses.
    The online application site opens on December 1, 2017.
    Applications for the coming year must be received on or
    before January 9, 2018. We will interview finalists before
    awarding scholarships.
    See application instructions below, or check out our
    website at

  • 19 Oct 2017 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    The Office of the Attorney General is now accepting applications for the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellowship!
    Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to launch your legal career with the State of California’s top law agency!
    AG Honors Program-Graduate Legal Assistant:
    AG Honors Program-Deputy Attorney General:
    Office of the Solicitor General-Deputy Attorney General:
    For more information on the Attorney General’s Honors Program:
    For more information on the Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellowship:
    DOJ Recruitment Unit
    Office of Human Resources
    Office of the Attorney General
    California Department of Justice

  • 12 Oct 2017 9:21 PM | Anonymous

    Identifying, Understanding and Breaking: The Cycle of Generational Violence

    by YWCA of North Orange County

    Date and Time

    Fri, November 3, 2017

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM PDT

    Add to Calendar


    Delhi Center

    505 E. Central Ave.

    Santa Ana, CA 92707



    The Orange County Family Violence Council presents

    Identifying, Understanding and Breaking:The Cycle of Generational Violence

    November 3rd, 2017

    • Full Scholarships Available
    • Free Parking
    • Continental Breakfast & Lunch Included
    • Continuing Education Certification Pending

    This event is approved by the State Bar of California. UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.

    Each course also meets the qualifications of Continuing Education credit for MFT’s and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Human Options, Inc., Provider Number PCE 2205, P.O. Box 53745 Irvine, CA 92619.

    Application for Scholarship to Cover Attendance Fee of $25, COPY & PASTE link below:

    If application is approved, you will receive a discount code to waive the cost of the conference.

  • 12 Oct 2017 9:18 PM | Anonymous

    October 18, 2017

    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


    Hon. Maria D. Hernandez
    Presiding Judge, Juvenile Court, Orange County Superior Court  

    Daniel L. Varon, Esq.
    Deputy District Attorney, OC District Attorney’s Office  

    Dr. Anne Light
    Medical Director, Social Services Agency OC  

    Human Trafficking in Orange County  

    This program will outline the human trafficking issue in Orange County, the laws used to prosecute the traffickers, and the neuroscience of human trafficking victims, including one human trafficking survivor’s story. 


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