Job Opening: Immigrant Women Policy Attorney in Washington D.C.
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August 25, 2004
Position Announcement/Job Description
Staff Attorney – Immigration
Immigrant Women Program
1522 K St., NW Suite 550 Washington, DC 20005 t: 202-326-0040 f:
Posted: August 25, 2004. Priority given to applications received
by September 30, 2004.
Legal Momentum (the new name of NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund) is
seeking a Staff Attorney to work in the Immigrant Women Program in Washington,
Background: Legal Momentum advances the rights of women and girls by using
the power of the law and creating innovative public policy. The Immigrant
Women Program (IWP) of Legal Momentum strives to protect and expand the rights
and options of immigrant women and their children. Our goal is to address from
a women’s rights perspective the larger complex of social and legal challenges
faced by women who emigrate to the United States. IWP aims to enable
immigrant women to improve their lives and future prospects in their new country.
The program’s current focus is on three core areas: violence against women,
immigration law and economic justice.
Job Description and Responsibilities: The Staff Attorney will work as part
of the IWP legal team on immigrant women’s rights law and advocacy, with a
particular focus on the immigration remedies available to immigrant victims of
crime including domestic violence. The Staff Attorney serves as a nationwide
resource for technical assistance on immigration matters, helping advocates,
legal services attorneys, family lawyers, community organizers and others who are
not immigration lawyers understand the broad range of immigration issues that
arise in cases of immigrant victims. Responsibilities include: providing
technical assistance and training to attorneys, advocates, and justice system
personnel; drafting, monitoring, and implementing legislation; drafting training
materials; planning and implementing conferences; public speaking; public poli
cy research and analysis; working collaboratively with partner organizations;
representing Legal Momentum in coalition activities; working on amicus briefs;
supervising interns and cooperating attorneys.
Qualifications: The Staff Attorney must be an attorney with a minimum of
five years legal experience in the area of immigration law, knowledge of
immigrant women’s rights, domestic violence and other women’s rights legal issues, an
ability to write and speak clearly, commitment to feminism, commitment to
collaborative cross cultural work and the ability to work well with people in
diverse settings. Legislative advocacy, direct legal services, actual experience
working with immigrant women, experience planning and implementing
conferences, trainings and other projects, and proficiency in a second language
preferred. Work experience representing immigrant victims and knowledge about the
range of legal options for battered immigrants in family and public benefits
issues preferred. Supervisory experience a plus. Admission to the DC Bar, or
willingness to become a member of the DC Bar, required.
Compensation: This is a full time position with excellent health and vacation
benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive with other
public interest organizations.
To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter explaining your
interest in and qualifications for position; resume, including names of three
references with phone numbers; and one legal writing sample to:
Immigrant Women Policy Attorney Position
ATTN: Leslye Orloff,
Associate Vice President
Director, Immigrant Women Program
1522 K Street, Suite 550
Washington, D.C. 20005
Legal Momentum is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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