NAPABA Community Law Fellow

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Posted: October 17, 2018
Application Deadline: December 10, 2018

NAPABA Community Law Fellow

As the nation’s oldest legal organization focusing on the civil rights of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice – ALC) is a leader in defending the interests of low-income immigrants. Since 1972, Advancing Justice – ALC has litigated high-profile cases and provided an array of services including community education, advocacy, and direct client representation. Our current program areas include National Security and Civil Rights, Immigrant Rights, Workers’ Rights, Housing Rights, Voting Rights and Criminal Justice Reform.

Fellowship Opportunity: Advancing Justice – ALC seeks a third-year law student or recent law graduate to host for a NAPABA Community Law Fellowship. More information about the two-year fellowship, sponsored by the NAPABA Law Foundation, is available at https://www.napabalawfoundation.org/fellowships. The fellow will focus on impact litigation defending the rights of immigrant communities, with flexibility to engage in direct legal services and community work. Advancing Justice – ALC practices a model of impact litigation that is driven by and integrated with direct services and community work. Our current litigation docket includes three class actions challenging immigration detention practices and a class action challenging the Muslim Ban waiver provision . The ideal applicant will possess a demonstrated commitment to social justice and excellent research, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Salary and Benefits: The NAPABA Law Foundation will pay $100,000 for the two-year fellowship ($45,000 each year and $10,000 at the close of the fellowship). Advancing Justice – ALC will provide benefits and supplemental pay based on experience and principles of internal equity. Our salary scale for recent law graduates with zero years of legal experience starts at $58,000.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit by December 10, 2018 a cover letter and resume summarizing interest, qualifications and experience; a writing sample (preferably about a social justice issue, no more than 10 pages); and three professional references to jobs@advancingjustice-alc.org. If selected, the applicant will work with Advancing Justice – ALC to submit a fellowship application to the NAPABA Law Foundation by December 31, 2018.

ALERT: ICE is planning raids on the Cambodian community in the next few weeks. If you are Cambodian, have a deportation order, and were asked to check-in with ICE soon, contact 415-952-0413 to speak to a lawyer.

For resources and information regarding legal services, visit SEAraids.org
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ALERT: ICE is planning raids on the Cambodian community in the next few weeks. If you are Cambodian, have a deportation order, and were asked to check-in with ICE soon, contact 415-952-0413 to speak to a lawyer.

For resources and information regarding legal services, visit SEAraids.org

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I love you all, my Southeast Asian brothers and sisters! You’re not alone in this fight!!

2 hours ago   ·  1
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My understanding is the US plans to deport 200 cambodians per year until everybody with an order of removal is deported. I don't mean to cause fear but I strongly encourage anybody with a removal order to fight their cases now because once you are detained it becomes much more difficult to have access to attorneys and other resources. I fear this cycle will continue over the next few years.

7 hours ago   ·  8

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Started with Mexicans, Muslims, now Cambodians... who is next?

7 hours ago   ·  3

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None of us are free unless all of us are free from fear! This is unacceptable!

7 hours ago   ·  6
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Immigration lawyer ain’t going to do anything but take your money

4 hours ago   ·  2
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Again come on! This is no way to live😠

8 hours ago   ·  1
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Thavanh Vongkeo

6 hours ago
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Lean Pil share with your philly friends

5 hours ago
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David Seng

6 hours ago
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I am an immigration attorney and I was at immigration court today. I represented four individuals, all from Vietnam, all legal permanent residents with old crimes and recent entries to the U.S. I echo the suggestions above. If you have a removal/deportation order, if you have a history of crimes, if you plan on traveling outside of the U.S., speak with an immigration attorney.

1 hour ago
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What about Stockton???? My brother in law check in march!!!! What should he do???

5 hours ago

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Devon Lernsdale

2 hours ago
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This is crazy... the group just left and they starting again already😡

7 hours ago
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Do we have information on Massachusetts?

7 hours ago

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Pechta Sok

5 hours ago
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The Cambodian and Viet communities are again targeted by US militarism-police abuse: from being attacked and displaced in the war in Indochina to becoming refugees to living in US ghetto-conditions to jail now to deportation. This is generational torture by imperialism. Like the Central American exodus the US exports war and guns, imports labor via refugees, over polices them and deports people, and so the cycle continues. I am so sad and sick. I take actions at rallies and make donations to express my rage and solidarity but where do I put the sadness.

6 hours ago   ·  7

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Don’t Check it,go somewhere n live off the land, if your gon get deported anyway

3 hours ago
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