Tahirih Justice Center seeks an engaging and empathetic lawyer for a Staff Attorney role in our Baltimore, Maryland office. This role will provide critical legal counsel to our adult and minor clients seeking humanitarian immigration protection and related family law relief before the Department of Homeland Security, federal immigration courts and Maryland state courts. The successful candidate will be well-versed in immigration law and be adept at facilitating trauma-informed legal representation and have a thriving passion for social justice. The ideal candidate is an activist-minded, self-starting professional with excellent oratory and written communication skills. We are seeking a dynamic individual that can seamlessly operate in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining their passion for our mission and supporting internal and external collaboration.
Holistic Legal Services
Stakeholders Advocacy and Policy Support
Fundraising and Communications
• Current bar membership in good standing in any U.S. jurisdiction, Maryland bar membership strongly preferred
• Two to three years of experience working on asylum, U-Visa, T-visa, VAWA, and SIJS applications
• Excellent legal analysis, written and oral advocacy and presentation skills
• Cultural humility approach with strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
• Demonstrated commitment to legal services, public interest law, and/or social justice
• An engaging communicator that can effectively and independently communicate with diverse audiences and network collaboratively among a variety of stakeholder groups
Additional Desired Qualifications:
• Fluency in Spanish or another language in addition to English
• Experience in family law, particularly Maryland family law
• Experience mentoring attorneys
• Experience designing trainings and presenting to professional audiences
• Understanding of the law firm and pro bono culture and previous work experience with recruiting volunteer attorneys
Annual salary and benefits: Competitive compensation depends on experience. Generous benefits include fully-paid employee health, vision and dental insurance; a 401(k) defined contribution retirement plan; flexible work schedules; professional development including in-house training programs, staff enrichment retreats and other growth opportunities. Employees have a very generous self-managed leave benefit inclusive of vacation, sick and holidays, including an office closure the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
About the Tahirih Justice Center: The Tahirih Justice Center is a growing national non-profit organization that supports the courage of immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence by providing holistic legal services and advocacy in courts, Congress, and communities. Through pro bono holistic legal services, community outreach and education and nonpartisan public policy advocacy, Tahirih protects women and girls seeking protection from gender-based human rights abuses such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, honor crimes, and forced marriage. Tahirih is a Bahá’í-inspired organization and works to create a world where women and girls can live in safety and with dignity. Tahirih’s 80 employees work from offices in the DC metro area, Baltimore, Houston, Atlanta, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Submissions: Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references.
Please note: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
Tahirih Justice Center is committed to equal opportunity and promotes equity and transparency as core values. Tahirih practices inclusiveness in decision making through the use of consultation with employees throughout the organization. Tahirih does not discriminate against any person on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, ability, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Applicants committed to equity from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and identities are encouraged to apply.