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.


Litigation/Research Fellow

Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP is seeking a Litigation/Research Fellow

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

We are seeking a licensed attorney with one to three years of experience, or a recent law graduate, to serve as a Litigation Research Fellow. The position is initially one year with the possibility of a second year. The fellow will work directly with partners and 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. Fellow will work closely with attorneys in the firm, handling primarily legal research and writing in support of litigation and other advocacy in a cutting edge, diverse and complex immigration law practice.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in knowledge of immigration law strongly preferred.
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability and interest in taking on complex and difficult immigration cases.
  • Spoken and written Spanish helpful.
  • Interest in fast-paced, energetic work environment.
  • Admission in a State Bar preferred.
  • Start date January 1, 2019

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please send your resume, short writing sample and cover letter to:

Ms. Waffa Salfiti, Office Administrator: [email protected]om
Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP
No telephone calls please.
Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Researching: 1 year (Preferred)

License:

  • Licensed attorney (Preferred)

Employment Based Immigration Paralegal

New Paralegal Position for Expanding Employment Based Immigration Practice -- San Francisco [two positions]

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 firm is seeking an experienced paralegal for its expanding its EMPLOYMENT-BASED immigration practice. The paralegal will assist attorneys in preparation of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions (both employment-based and family-based), applications for adjustment of status, asylum, naturalization, and labor certification, and may also be involved with deportation cases.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree, 1-5 yrs 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. Competitive salary and benefits.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE A LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE OR AN ATTORNEY

Please email resume, cover letter, references and a writing sample to:

Ms. Waffa Salfiti, Office Administrator: [email protected]

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Immigration paralegal: 2 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

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]