Staff Attorney, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles


We are the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services, and education and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.  We serve more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year, focusing on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. With our Advancing Justice affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., we enrich, enhance, and serve our communities across the country.

The Immigration Project at Advancing Justice – Los Angeles assists immigrants nationally and locally who are seeking help with immigration relief such as adjustment of status, representation in immigration court, and other forms of family-based immigration. The Immigration Project hosts free in-house and off-site workshops and information sessions within Los Angeles County and Orange County to assist undocumented immigrants for little to no cost. Immigration consultations are also available in-person or over the phone by appointment only.


80% Provide direct application assistance with immigration cases

  • Undertake administrative and logistical duties related to direct application assistance
  • Conduct legal review of immigration cases
  • Provide legal representation for diverse clients with complex immigration cases before USCIS and Immigration Court
  • Maintain an active caseload to meet project deliverables
  • Regular travel to detention centers

10% Provide Technical Assistance and Support

  • Organize and implement various immigration trainings
  • Work with intake staff to provide immigration consultations, review/approve appointments, answer immigration related questions, and documents
  • Provide technical assistance and/or coordination support of workshops and clinics

10% All other duties as assigned

  • Provide consultations, advice, and/or referrals in conjunction with attorney
  • Assist legal team in determining appropriate legal remedy or advice for clients
  • Provide information to clients about legal services and referrals
  • Provide general case support, including but not limited to interviewing, document preparation, filing, discovery, case and calendar maintenance.


  • JD and active membership in California State Bar within 7 months of employment
  • Minimum four years of immigration experience, including immigration court experience, with experience working with victims of crimes and removal proceedings
  • Bilingual in at least one Asian language strongly preferred (Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Thai, Tagalog or Vietnamese)
  • Demonstrated sincere commitment to social justice and serving on behalf of low-income, immigrant communities, AANPHI or non-profit environments preferred 
  • Valid driver's license and/or access to alternative means of transportation

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