Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, a non‑profit provider of civil legal assistance to low-income people in Charlotte and Western N.C., seeks a bilingual staff attorney for its Immigrant Justice Program to provide legal advice and representation primarily in immigration law and to participate in other Immigrant Justice Program advocacy activities. The staff attorney will collaborate with Advocacy Center partners in the Immigrant Defense Program, which partners include the Hispanic Federation, the Latin American Coalition and Action NC.
The Advocacy Center is committed to aggressive advocacy on behalf of low-income people in many areas of law and in all forums in which their rights and interests are determined. Advocacy Center attorneys give legal advice, represent individual low-income clients in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, provide community legal education, participate in community events, assist other agencies serving low-income people and engage in class action litigation and in legislative, administrative and other systemic advocacy projects and activities. The Advocacy Center is funded by grants from federal, state and local government agencies, United Way of Central Carolinas, private foundations, individual contributions and client fees but receives no Legal Services Corporation funds.
Qualifications: Graduation from law school; N.C. Bar license, eligible for comity or to take the N.C. Bar exam; demonstrated commitment to fighting poverty; strong communication and analytical ability; strong interest in both individual and systemic advocacy, self‑motivated, creative and dependable. Spanish proficiency law is required.
Salary: $46,200+ depending on experience; generous leave and benefits.
To Apply: Send detailed letter explaining your qualifications for and your interest in this specific position, bar status and experience with low-income people accompanied by a resume; writing sample; the names and telephone numbers of three references; and any other relevant info to: Recruitment Manager, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 1431 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28204. Email is preferred.
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.