CAIR San Francisco Bay Area
  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Title: Temporary Immigrants' Rights Attorney

Reporting Relationships: Reports to the Executive Director

Schedule Type: Full-time (exempt). Occasional evenings and weekends are required.

Location: Based in CAIR's Santa Clara office. CAIR staff are currently working a hybrid schedule, with three days in-person and two days remote. Requires some travel throughout the Bay Area (vehicle and driver's license required).

CAIR San Francisco Bay Area is hiring a temporary, nine-month, full-time Immigrants' Rights Attorney. This position aims provide culturally competent immigration legal services to members of the Bay Area Muslim community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct client intake, prepare applications, and petitions for submission to the appropriate agencies
  • Represent clients before the USCIS and EOIR
  • Manage caseload and supervise related casework
  • Oversee work of volunteers, including law students and pro bono attorneys
  • Participate in community outreach and educational activities, including planning and conducting legal clinics
  • Research and analyze law sources such as statutes, legal articles, and legal codes
  • Prepare legal documents such as memos, motions, and appeals
  • Assess clients for other civil legal services and immigration-related needs and provide in-house referrals
  • Assist other staff in the production of internal and external reports

Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills. All CAIR staff are required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising, and other office tasks.



  • Law degree from an American Bar Association accredited school
  • Member in good standing of a state bar
  • At least three years of immigration law experience, specifically in areas of asylum, removal, and naturalization
  • Strong time management skills with a demonstrated ability for meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills with outstanding attention to detail
  • Comfort working productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Access to a working vehicle and the ability to drive throughout the greater Bay Area
  • A strong commitment to civil rights and CAIR's mission
  • Basic computer proficiency including knowledge of MS Office, MS Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and LexisNexis
  • Knowledge of cloud applications such as SharePoint and Office365


  • Arabic, Farsi, or Urdu proficiency
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations


  • Compensation in the range of $26 to $36/hour, commensurate with experience
  • BAR membership, CLE funding support, and malpractice insurance
  • Fully paid Kaiser Health Insurance and Blue Cross PPO Dental Plan for employee and dependents
  • 3% retirement matching contribution
  • 10 paid holidays, 10 sick days, and 12 vacation days

To Apply

Please send (1) a cover letter discussing your interest in the position, (2) your resume, (3) a brief example of your writing, and (4) the names and contact information of three references, using the link below.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to applications received by December 17, 2021.

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.

CAIR San Francisco Bay Area
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