Immigrants’ Rights Managing Attorney

Job Title: Immigrants’ Rights Managing Attorney (Full-time, Exempt position)

Title: Immigrants’ Rights Managing Attorney

Reports to: Executive Director

Schedule: Full-time, Exempt

Location: Office located in Anaheim, CA.  Requires some travel throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Salary Range: $70,000 – $85,000

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide management for the Immigrants’ Rights staff at CAIR-LA, including oversight of legal and advocacy work; supervision and mentoring of staff; and coordination of legal projects and infrastructure
  • Provide legal representation to individuals facing removal proceedings in Los Angeles Immigration Court 
  • Conduct client intake, and prepare applications and petitions for submission to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services 
  • Oversee efforts to strengthen program policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with the Development Department to identify and submit grant applications to support immigrants’ rights work. 
  • Participate in community outreach and educational activities, including legal clinics and know your rights presentations 
  • Participate in, lead or form coalitions with other organizations and collaborating with immigrant communities
  • Research and analyze law sources such as statutes, legal articles, and legal codes 
  • Prepare legal documents such as memos, briefs, and motions
  • Participate in the CA statewide immigration Committee and collaborate on statewide projects/publications such as KYR material and annual Legal Report
  • Occasional travel locally for outreach including participating in community events and coalition meetings 
  • All CAIR staff are required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising and other office tasks as required


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience 
  • Law degree from an American Bar Association accredited school 
  • California State Bar admission
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and immigrants’ rights
  • Excellent written, oral, and analytical skills
  • Experience in managing a workplace setting including responsibility for human resources related issues and office administration
  • Meticulous attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and an ability to meet strict deadlines
  • High degree of self-motivation and creativity
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure required
  • Familiarity with Westlaw and other legal search engines, proficiency in legal research
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and AMEMSA immigrant communities
  • Access to a working vehicle and the ability to drive throughout the greater Los Angeles Area

Time Commitment:

  • Full-time with occasional evenings and weekends required.


  • Compensation commensurate with skills and experience
  • Generous benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, IRA matching program, holidays, and generous vacation and personal time off policies
  • Bar membership, CLE funding support, and malpractice insurance

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to applications received by February 29, 2020.  Due to COVID-19, our hiring process has slowed.   We are continuing to accept and review applications.  Hiring will be postponed until after the stay-at-home order has been lifted.  Thank you for your patience. 

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CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.

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