Career Services

Staff Attorney – San Carlos, CA

Posted on February 20, 2019

We are the only independent nonprofit law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area exclusively serving the legal needs of survivors of human trafficking, regardless of their age, gender identity,
nationality or type of trafficking. Justice At Last provides free legal representation that emphasizes dignity and is survivor-centered, culturally sensitive, trauma informed, and rightsbased.
Our specialization includes assertion of crime victims’ rights, clearing criminal records, family law, immigration relief and identity theft recovery. While we have an office in San
Francisco and in San Mateo our practice is mobile and we often travel to where the client is already receiving services to ensure they are in a space that feels safe and trusted. For more
information go to https://www.justiceatlast.org

ABOUT THE JOB
The Staff Attorney will provide direct trauma-informed, survivor-driven, client-centered and timely legal services for trafficked persons including:

  • Representation seeking all forms of immigration relief including removal proceedings, advocacy to obtain continued presence and filing t-visa, u-visa, and VAWA applications
  • Advocacy to protect rights as victim witnesses and preparation for criminal trials
  • Advancing parental rights and obtaining child custody and restraining orders
  • Petitioning for records clearance for survivors that were forced to commit crimes during their trafficking
  • Helping conduct legal clinics and community education sessions

QUALIFICATIONS:
Successful candidates must possess:

  • California bar membership
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights
  • Knowledge of criminal, immigration, and civil issues involving trafficking survivors;
  • Bilingual/Bicultural preferred (Fluency in Spanish or a SE Asian language)
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Access to a vehicle, insurance and a valid driver’s license, and be available to travel extensively throughout the San Francisco Bay Area

JOB TYPE
This full-time position is funded for one year and continued employment is contingent on further grant funding. The ideal candidate would be prepared to start in advance of or by March 18,
2019 in order to attend the Freedom Network Conference in Washington, DC, on March 20-22.

Justice At Last encourages survivors of human trafficking to apply for all employment opportunities within Justice At Last. For this position, the candidate must not have been a client
of Justice At Last within the last 2 years.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:
Justice At Last is strongly committed to diversity and encourages applications from people who can contribute to our diversity. Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, three
references and unofficial law school transcript to opportunities@justiceatlast.org or PO Box 566, San Carlos, CA 94070