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State and Local Advocacy Attorney, CLINIC


The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., has been on the cutting edge of training nonprofit immigration legal service providers to provide affordable, quality legal representation to immigrants since its founding in 1988. Today the network includes more than 380 nonprofit organizations in 47 states. The network includes faith-based institutions, farmworker programs, domestic violence shelters, ethnic community-focused organizations, libraries and other entities that serve immigrants. Agencies in the network employ about 2,300 accredited representatives and attorneys who, in turn, serve hundreds of thousands of low-income immigrants each year. CLINIC and its affiliate agencies represent low-income immigrants without regard for their race, religion, gender, ethnic group or other distinguishing characteristics.

Advocacy Attorney, State and Local Project: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a national network organization that provides immigration legal support to local, nonprofit organizations, has an immediate opening within its Advocacy section for an experienced immigration advocate.


  • Advance CLINIC’s state and local advocacy priorities by providing strategic and technical support to state and local - level immigrant advocates, State Catholic Conferences, diocesan agencies, religious communities, and community organizers in their work on immigrant-related state legislation, local ordinances, and federal/state enforcement partnerships
  • Develop and maintain CLINIC’s State and Local Project portfolios by assessing and prioritizing the needs of partner agencies, identifying appropriate responses to those needs, and provide support, including legal and public policy analysis, training, webinars, teleconferences, sharing of best practices, talking points, and research
  • Develop public education materials on relevant state immigration issues, including policy briefs for distribution to community social justice advocates and work with the Advocacy section to further CLINIC’s administrative advocacy priorities


  • Knowledge of immigration and constitutional law
  • Knowledge and commitment to immigrants’ rights and Catholic social teaching
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated time-management skills, and the ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrate the ability to organize, prioritize, and complete work independently and work well in a team environment
  • Two years’ experience in immigration law and policy is required and one year of state/local – level advocacy, community organizing, or campaign management experience preferred
  • Member in good standing with the bar of the highest court in any state or the District of Columbia
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements. Click here to submit materials to CLINIC, or mail information to CLINIC Attn: HR, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to, with “State and Local Immigration Advocate” in the subject line or fax: 240-745-3200. Candidates are encouraged to apply on or before June 1, 2020.