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 Removal Defense 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.

We are looking for 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

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


Employment-Based Immigration Paralegal

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.

We have an opening for a full-time Employment-Based Immigration Paralegal.

Job Description:

The paralegal will assist attorneys in preparation of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions (both employment-based and family-based), applications for adjustment of status, asylum, naturalization, labor certification, and may also be involved with deportation cases.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or Paralegal Certificate. 1-5 years of experience at an immigration law firm is strongly preferred, as well as excellent organizational and English writing skills, computer literacy, and an interest in human rights and immigration matters. Competitive salary and benefits.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please send your resume, short writing sample and cover letter to:
Waffa Salfiti, Office Administrator
[email protected].


Legal Administrative Assistant

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 legal administrative assistant, who is Spanish/English speaking with 1-3 years of administrative experience. The position will assist a team of attorneys and paralegals with a wide variety of administrative tasks. Specifically, this position will assist with:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Calendaring
  • Intake and Phone Screen Assistance
  • Draft correspondence and court forms
  • Assist with Spanish/English translations
  • Assist with court filings
  • Other administrative assistance as needed or required

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of administrative experience; law firm experience highly desired
  • College degree not required but preferred
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and communications skills

Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401k eligibility at one year anniversary
  • Parental Leave
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Flexible Schedule

Please send your resume, short writing sample and cover letter to:
Waffa Salfiti, Office Administrator
[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]