State and Local Advocacy Attorney

Advocacy Attorney, State and Local Project: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a national network organization that provides immigration legal support to local, nonprofit organizations, has an immediate opening within its Advocacy section for an experienced immigration advocate. The Advocacy Attorney will advance CLINIC’s state and local advocacy priorities by providing strategic and technical support to state and local - level immigrant advocates, State Catholic Conferences, diocesan agencies, religious communities, and community organizers in their work on immigrant-related state legislation, local ordinances, and federal/state enforcement partnerships. The Advocacy Attorney will develop and maintain CLINIC’s State and Local Project portfolios by assessing and prioritizing the needs of partner agencies, identifying appropriate responses to those needs, and provide support, including legal and public policy analysis, training, webinars, teleconferences, sharing of best practices, talking points, and research. The Advocacy Attorney will also develop public education materials on relevant state immigration issues, including policy briefs for distribution to community social justice advocates and work with the Advocacy section to further CLINIC’s administrative advocacy priorities.

The position is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, requires occasional travel and requires knowledge of immigration and constitutional law, knowledge and commitment to immigrants’ rights and Catholic social teaching, and excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated time-management skills, and the ability to work under pressure. Demonstrate the ability to organize, prioritize, and complete work independently and work well in a team environment. Two years’ experience in immigration law and policy is required and one year of state/local – level advocacy, community organizing, or campaign management experience preferred. Member in good standing with the bar of the highest court in any state or the District of Columbia. Proficiency in Spanish preferred

ALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits. CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements. Click here to submit materials to CLINIC, or mail information to CLINIC Attn: HR, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to, with “State and Local Immigration Advocate” in the subject line or fax: 240-745-3200. Candidates are encouraged to apply on or before July 13, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled and no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date

Employment Type


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Full Time



Reports To

Director of Advocacy


State and Local Advocacy Attorney


Catholic Legal Immigration Network

Job Location

8757 Georgia Ave
STE 850
Silver Spring, MD 20910
United States