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English-Spanish bilingual attorney

Posted on August 19, 2022
OPEIU Local 8
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Full-time
Starting at 
70509.05
 per hour
Various Location
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Parental leave, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled

Staff Attorney (General)
NWIRP is looking for English-Spanish bilingual staff attorneys to be placed in NWIRP’s Granger and Wenatchee offices. Additional languages spoken are a plus.

As a staff attorney, you will provide direct representation, individual consultations, and community outreach and education to immigrant community members seeking immigration protections before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the immigration courts. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters, including cases of people in immigration detention.

This position is expected to travel to immigration courts in Seattle or Tacoma and USCIS offices in Seattle, Spokane or Yakima in Washington State (and occasionally in Portland, Oregon). A valid driver’s license will be required in order to meet these expectations. The position may involve evening and weekend work hours.

Unaccompanied Children Program (UCP)
NWIRP is looking for an English– Spanish bilingual staff attorney to be placed in NWIRP’s Wenatchee office.

As an attorney in the Unaccompanied Children Program, you will provide direct representation, individual consultations, and community outreach and education to unaccompanied children and youth facing removal (deportation) proceedings.  You will also assist children and youth to apply for various forms of immigration protection, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), asylum, self-petitions under VAWA, U visas, T visas, and adjustment of status before USCIS. Children and youth attorneys also handle Washington State court proceedings related to a child or youth’s eligibility for SIJS. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters, including cases of people in immigration detention.

This position is expected to travel to the immigration court in Seattle (and occasionally in Tacoma), and state courts in specific counties across WA State. A valid driver’s license will be required in order to meet these expectations. The position may involve evening and weekend work hours.

About the employer: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Founded in 1984, NWIRP is a nationally-recognized legal services organization on the front lines of defending and advancing the rights of immigrants. Each year, NWIRP provides direct legal representation and assistance in immigration matters to thousands of people with low incomes who come from over 150 countries and speak over 60 different languages. NWIRP challenges unjust policies through high-impact lawsuits and advocates for laws and policies that respect the rights of immigrants. NWIRP is also a trusted provider of immigration-related community education for immigrant communities and social service providers. NWIRP has a staff of over 120 and an annual budget of over $15 million. NWIRP serves the community through four offices in Washington State (Granger, Seattle, Tacoma and Wenatchee), but the impact of our work is felt nationwide.

About your union: OPEIU Local 8

OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, democratically run union working for social and economic justice since 1945. Local 8 represents more than 6,000 members all over Washington state working in many settings including offices, health and home care, housing, social services, the insurance industry, legal services and the public sector.

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