Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Bilingual Asylum Staff Attorney 

 

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a bilingual (preferably Spanish-speaking) attorney to provide direct representation and other forms of legal assistance to individuals pursuing various forms of immigration relief. Initially this position will be based in the asylum unit of NWIRP’s Seattle office, with focus mainly on providing assistance to individuals seeking asylum and related forms of immigration protection. The position may shift to another unit within NWIRP’s Seattle office, and the staff attorney will continue to provide immigration representation to NWIRP clients specific to the particular unit’s focus. 

The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation; (2) individual consultations; (3) case referrals to pro bono attorneys; (4) self-help assistance in the form of community workshops; and (4) community education. The attorney will focus on representing individuals seeking asylum and related protections, but may work on other immigration matters. 

Beginning annual salary is $64,201 for a licensed attorney with no experience and is higher for attorneys with specific types of experience. For example, for someone with 10 years of non-profit immigration attorney experience, the annual salary would be $87,624; 20 years = $103,889. 

NWIRP is proud to be a unionized employer, and this full time position is covered by NWIRP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. NWIRP offers a generous benefits package, including 100% of premiums for excellent health, vision and dental plans; 3% employer retirement contributions; disability/life/AD&D coverage; annual leave of 16 paid vacation days, 13 paid holidays, 12 paid health-related days; 12 weeks of paid parenthood leave after 6 months of employment; and partially paid sabbatical after 6 years of employment.