Posted by: BPSOS | April 6, 2009

Việc Làm – Jobs: Boat People SOS Seeks Staff Attorney

gavel2April 6, 2009: Boat People SOS (BPSOS) seeks a full-time attorney to support and expand its Victims of Exploitation and Trafficking Assistance (VETA), Community Against Domestic Violence (CADV), and Immigration Service Center programs. The programs include direct legal services for survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence, direct legal services for Vietnamese immigrants and refugees, outreach and education for the community, and training and technical assistance for service providers.


Negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications, plus benefits. This position is eligible to apply for the TAJF Loan Repayment Assistance Program.


Provide survivors of human trafficking with legal services and referrals in matters including immigration, employment, family law, and civil rights

Provide survivors of domestic violence with legal services and referrals in matters including immigration and family law

Recruit, train and mentor pro bono attorneys, volunteers and local service providers assisting human trafficking and domestic violence survivors

Collaborate with other local, regional, and national providers to strengthen a coalition of service providers and law enforcement engaged in the issue of human trafficking

Conduct community outreach and education on legal remedies available to trafficking and domestic violence survivors and to the Vietnamese community regarding immigration options

Provide legal representation to Vietnamese immigrants and refugees on immigration issues including family-based immigration, refugee adjustment, naturalization, cancellation of removal, disability waivers for torture survivors, and other avenues of relief

Represent asylum seekers in asylum and removal proceedings


Clients receive effective, quality service in a timely, professional manner

BPSOS is well-represented among public and private agencies

Collaborative networks are strengthened and improved to form a seamless network of services for survivors


Juris Doctor from an accredited law school

Admitted to practice law in Texas

Experience in immigration and/or family law

Experience in working with victims of trauma (domestic violence, family violence, sexual assault or human trafficking)

Outreach and training experience

English and Vietnamese fluency preferred

Bicultural background preferred


Houston TX

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to:

Human Resources

BPSOS is an equal opportunity employer.

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