Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP has specialized in the practice of immigration and nationality law and is based in San Francisco, California. We have developed a national reputation for representing our clients in a broad variety of matters including family and employment sponsorship, removal proceedings, federal court litigation, asylum and naturalization. We are particularly known for taking on and winning difficult cases.


Immigration Paralegal

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

Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, 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].


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, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP
180 Sutter St, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104-4029

Email: [email protected]