Staff Immigration Attorney - Full or Part Time
Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy and Services (VIDAS)
Santa Rosa, CA
Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy and Services (VIDAS) is looking for an experienced immigration attorney to assist with affirmative immigration filings as part of the Sonoma County Secure Families Collaborative. The Secure Families Collaborative is a non-profit cooperative between 501c3 immigration service providers Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy and Services (VIDAS), Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, the Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic at the University of San Francisco, Humanidad Therapy & Services, the North Bay Organizing Project and the Santa Rosa Junior College. The Collaborative bridges gaps in the legal safety net for undocumented immigrants by providing pro bono deportation defense and “wraparound” affirmative legal and social services for Sonoma County’s immigrant population. The Collaborative represents a wide range of clients and gives the applicant the unique opportunity to gain invaluable experience in an innovative not-for-profit startup organization.
We are seeking a passionate and dedicated licensed attorney with one or more year(s) of experience for an Associate Attorney staff position assisting with affirmative work. This is a unique opportunity for an attorney to join a community-based collaborative, a partnership of local and tribal governments, businesses, non-profits and philanthropic organizations, with substantial opportunity for mentorship under the supervision of two immigration attorneys with a combined 30 years of experience. There is also the opportunity for leadership and supervision of paralegals and associated staff. The attorney will be responsible for their own caseload and will work collaboratively with partners and other associate attorneys on immigration cases and affirmative filings. The attorney in this position will be working almost exclusively on affirmative immigration cases and filings such as SIJS, DACA, U and T Visas, VAWA Petitions, Family-Based Petitions, Affirmative Asylum applications, etc.