Salary is dependent upon experience with annual increases available. Our excellent benefits include 100% employer paid health insurance for an employee, spouse/domestic partner, and dependents up to 26 years old, loan repayment assistance which usually pays the entire student loan payment, a 403B match dollar for dollar up to 5% of an employee’s salary after 12 months of employment, 12 weeks paid parental leave, a generous paid time off policy, and flex work options. Reasonable relocation benefits also available.
The Immigration Advocacy Program at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is seeking a full-time Immigration Attorney to provide creative and zealous advocacy to clients seeking immigration redress. Most of Legal Aid Center’s clients are victims of crime such as domestic violence and sexual assault or children who are abused or abandoned and are eligible for victim-related immigration relief. Our office also steps in to help whenever there is an influx of the persecuted to our community. Our office is currently assisting over 100 Afghans who fled the Taliban to ensure they can remain in the United States. Our attorneys file documents in both state court and immigration court and can practice both affirmative requests for relief and defensive cases to prevent deportation. Our attorneys also teach weekly immigration classes and provide free brief consultations to those seeking immigration relief so as to spread reliable information throughout the community for those who cannot afford a lawyer and could fall victim to notaries. The entire immigration team is available to provide thoughtful mentoring and guidance, but each Staff Attorney leads their own cases.
The ideal candidate is committed to public interest law and community service and has the desire to work with and zealously advocate for our clients. While some litigation experience is helpful, no prior experience is necessary as Legal Aid Center provides extensive training. The ability to speak Spanish is always beneficial. The candidate must be a licensed attorney in good standing from any United States jurisdiction (Nevada offers special licensing for attorneys relocating to Nevada to provide legal services through Legal Aid Center.)
Legal Aid Center is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to providing direct legal representation, counsel and advice and community legal education to those who cannot afford an attorney. We have a wide variety of programs to help victims of domestic violence and crime, victims of consumer fraud and children in the foster care system. We do not handle the following matters: traffic citations, child support, criminal cases, personal injury or employment discrimination.
Please visit our website: www.lacsn.org or apply on our Careers page: firstname.lastname@example.org