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Senior Litigation Attorney
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National Immigrant Justice Center
Senior Litigation Attorney – San Diego
The National Immigrant Justice Center ( NIJC) provides direct legal services to, and advocates for, immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its founding more than three decades ago, NIJC has been unique in blending individual client advocacy with broad-based systemic change. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with a presence in Washington, DC; Goshen and Indianapolis, Indiana; and San Diego, California. For this role, NIJC seeks a senior litigation attorney for its San Diego office.
NIJC seeks an attorney with federal-court litigation experience and prior knowledge of immigration law for a full-time position that will advance NIJC’s mission in its San Diego office. This position will pursue litigation and policy issues, particularly those that stem from border related enforcement practices. We seek applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to immigrant and civil rights, and who would be interested in, and capable of, contributing to innovative litigation and advocacy in the federal courts, both at the district court and in the courts of appeal.
An approximate division of work is as follows:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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