Law Clerk

Law Clerk

Would you like to have meaningful work with an employer that values work-life balance, and colleagues that are all-in, big hearted and solution focused? If so, then SFBFS might be the employer for you!

The Law Clerk will work with the Immigration Legal Services (ILS) team to process applications for naturalization (citizenship). The Law Clerk is responsible for interviewing clients to screen for eligibility for naturalization and identify any risks of applying. If the client is eligible, the Law Clerk will be responsible for completing the application. All work is done under the supervision of the Managing Attorney.

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Job responsibilities

The Law Clerk will:
• Interview individuals to determine eligibility for naturalization and any risks of applying. (Training and tools to conduct these interviews will be provided).
• Request and analyze criminal court records as needed to assess eligibility and risks to filing.
• Complete naturalization and fee waiver application forms and gathering supporting documentation for the Managing Attorney’s review.
• Complete paperwork required for grant reporting.

Application qualifications

• 2L Day/3L Evening, 3L Day/4L Evening, or JD awaiting bar results.
• Completion of the immigration clinic or prior participation in a naturalization workshop preferred.
• Completion of immigration law course(s) preferred.
• Fluency in Spanish and English (oral and written).
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent research skills.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects to meet deadlines.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Competency to service clients from a variety of cultures and strong desire to serve the low-income immigrant population.
• Applicants with experience completing naturalization applications in a workshop or clinic setting are preferred; however, training will be provided based on the Law Clerk’s experience.


• Part-time (19.5 hours a week), non-exempt hourly position; Monday through Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends.
• Due to grant funding, this position will be funded through December 2019. This position could extend past December 2019, dependent upon additional grant funding. This will be a part-time; non-exempt hourly position.

How to apply

Applicants must e-mail resume, cover letter (in both English & Spanish), SFBFS employment application (found at for consideration. No phone calls please.

About the organization

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS), a local non-profit organization serving families and individuals in need since 1976, offers fifteen diverse programs and services at two facilities in Sacramento. A staff of 83 and several thousand volunteers accomplish SFBFS’ mission of assisting families in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and by moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. For more information, please visit