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    From: abaran@legalmomentum.org August 25, 2004 Position Announcement/Job Description Staff Attorney – Immigration Immigrant Women Program 1522 K St., NW
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      From: abaran@...
      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:
      202-589-0511 www.legalmomentum.org

      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
      Legal Momentum
      1522 K Street, Suite 550
      Washington, D.C. 20005
      (202) 589-0511

      Legal Momentum is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

      August 27 Immigrant Workers Day of Action and Speak Out!
      First of the week-long Counter RNC Mobilization in New York City
      Friday, August 27 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
      St. Mark Church 131 E. 10th St., New York
      (cross the street with 2nd Avenue)
      Web: http://www.ImmigrantSolidarity.org
      Information Hotline: (212)330-8172
      Sponsored by National Immigrant Solidarity Network

      August 27 Call to Action! General Information:
      URL: http://immigrantsolidarity.org/RNC/index.htm

      Initial Schedule, Guideline: http://immigrantsolidarity.org/RNC/index.htm


      English Flyer http://immigrantsolidarity.org/Flyers/08.27.04_v03.pdf

      Spanish Flyer: http://immigrantsolidarity.org/Flyers/08.27.04_esp_01.pdf

      Chinese Flyer: http://immigrantsolidarity.org/Flyers/08.27.04_Chinese_01.pdf

      Korean Flyer: http://immigrantsolidarity.org/Flyers/08.27.04_Korean_01.pdf

      National Immigrant Solidarity Network
      No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!
      webpage: http://www.ImmigrantSolidarity.org

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