Immigration Staff Attorney - Reading

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Staff Attorney - Immigration Law

The Community Justice Project seeks an entry level immigration staff attorney to work out of its Reading Pennsylvania office.

CJP is a statewide legal aid program that is part of Pennsylvania’s Legal Aid Network, but it does not receive Legal Services Corporation funding. It specializes in class action and other litigation and advocacy that impacts Pennsylvania’s low income residents. CJP conducts broad advocacy in all forms and subject areas, which include civil rights, employment, housing, community development, consumer, immigration, immigrant rights, and public benefits. CJP works with local legal aid programs across the state, but it also does its own outreach to Hispanic communities from offices in Reading, Hazleton, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh.

CJP has an opening for an immigration staff attorney working out of its Reading office, serving immigrant clients primarily in Berks County. The attorney will be responsible for work that focuses on immigrant victims of crime, domestic violence, and trafficking, as well as immigrant children, and will handle U-Visa, VAWA, T-Visa, SIJ, and DACA cases, along with other immigration matters.

The position also involves working closely with the Latino client communities and local Latino groups in the areas served. The attorney must be bilingual in Spanish. A demonstrated commitment to the low income client community is also essential. New and recent graduates will be considered. This position is entry-level and we are willing to train the right candidate.

Applicants should send a letter, resume, and writing sample to Peter Zurflieh, Community Justice Project, 118 Locust Street, Harrisburg, PA. 17101. pzurflieh@cjplaw.org. 800-322-7572 ext. 210. The Community Justice Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer.