Join one of the nation’s oldest and most preeminent law firms specializing in U.S. immigration law. We are a team oriented practice that takes pride in the ability to take on difficult cases. We are looking for people who share our goal of providing the highest quality representation, engaging in bold legal innovation, and handling all our clients’ cases with a deep appreciation for the humanity involved in each case. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package, a congenial workplace culture and a commitment to diversity and civil liberties.

Experienced Immigration Attorney

Van Der Hout LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm in San Francisco. The firm was founded in 1980, and was previously known as Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP. It represents a wide range of clients.

The firm is seeking a licensed attorney with three or more years of experience for an Associate Attorney staff position. This is a unique opportunity for an attorney to join one of the preeminent immigration law firms in the country. The attorney will be responsible for their own caseload, and will work collaboratively with partners and other associate attorneys, on a wide range of immigration cases, including deportation defense, federal court litigation, family, asylum, naturalization, and a variety of cases involving the intersection of criminal and immigration law. Cases involve representing clients before the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, CIS, ICE, CBP, and the federal courts. Attorney will work closely with other attorneys in the firm, handling affirmative applications, defensive cases in Immigration Court and legal research and writing in support of litigation and other advocacy, all in a cutting edge, diverse and complex immigration law practice.


  • Experience in immigration law (three years or more strongly preferred).
  • Strong legal research and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability and interest in taking on complex and difficult immigration cases.
  • Spanish speaking required.
  • Interest in energetic work environment.
  • Admission in a State Bar.
  • Start date May or June, 2019

Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Please send your resume, short writing sample and cover letter to:
Waffa Salfiti, Office Administrator
[email protected].

Immigration Paralegal

Van Der Hout LLP is looking for a family and removal defense immigration paralegal (Financial District, San Francisco)

Van Der Hout LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm located in the San Francisco Financial District. The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients.

The position is full-time for an experienced immigration paralegal. The position will support attorneys handling removal defense and litigation before the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Federal Courts; preparing and filing immigrant visa petitions, applications for adjustment of status, asylum, naturalization, and other administrative applications before the Department of Homeland Security.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree, 2 or more years of experience at an Immigration Law Firm, strong organizational and excellent English writing skills, computer literacy, and an interest in human rights and immigration matters. Fluency in Spanish (written and oral) required. Competitive salary and benefits.

Please email resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample to: [email protected].

Job Type: Full-time

Law Firm Receptionist/Front Desk

Van Der Hout LLP, is seeking an experienced law firm receptionist with excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Candidate must be bilingual [English/Spanish]. Front office clerical duties, often busy phones, processing mail and case-noting. Salary dependent on experience, excellent benefits. Previous MS Office (Word, Excel & Outlook) experience desired. Please send your resume with cover letter.


  • Front office clerical duties
  • Heavy phones and initial client intake interviews
  • Processing client payments
  • Immigration court filings
  • Processing of mail and database case-noting
  • Maintenance and purchasing of office supplies
  • General maintenance of office


  • Previous MS Office (Word, Excel & Outlook) experience desired.
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish

Job Type: Full-time

Please email resume, cover letter, and references to: [email protected].

Law Clerk - San Francisco

We are accepting applications for the law clerk positions on a rolling-basis. The positions will remain open until filled. We hire law clerks year-round.

Applicants should have completed their first year of law school. This is primarily a research and writing position. Law clerks will research immigration law topics and prepare legal memoranda, prepare briefs and motions to file before the immigration agencies and federal courts, and assist with other projects as needed.

Required experience: Strong legal research and writing skills. Completion of Immigration Law course or immigration law experience.

The clerkship positions are paid positions.

Please send applications by email. Please include: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) legal writing sample; and (4) list of three references.

In your cover letter, please indicate your preferred start and end dates, an estimate of the number of hours per week that you would be available to clerk, and relevant coursework, including whether you have taken an immigration law class or plan to take one before starting the clerkship.

Please direct applications and questions to:

Law Clerk Coordinator
Van Der Hout LLP
180 Sutter St, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104-4029

Email: [email protected]