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Family Law Attorney / Immigration Attorney in Roseland, NJ

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Company name

KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Litigation - General
Family Law
Immigration

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

USA Roseland, NJ

Date Last Verified

Jul 18,2017

Posted on

May 24,2017

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Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney The candidate will develop, maintain, and oversee the provision of pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied children through firm’s network of major law firms, corporate partners, and law schools. Will recruit, train and mentor volunteer firm and corporate attorneys to ensure effective pro bono representation of individual child clients before immigration and state courts, and immigration agencies. Conduct or oversee legal intakes and the provision of know-your-rights information to child clients. Match child clients with pro bono attorneys. Recruit, train, and provide hands-on mentorship to pro bono attorneys representing unaccompanied children in immigration matters and related family law matters. Develop and maintain updated guidance materials, sample filings, and legal training presentations. Foster and manage firm relationships with law firms and corporate counsel in coordination with the Director of Pro Bono Recruitment and Training. Assist in office operations, including case management, data entry and maintenance, and reports. Assist in supervision, training, and mentoring of office staff in consultation with the Supervising Attorney. Collaborate with firm management in support of firm’s mission. Participate in conferences, meetings, and trainings as needed throughout the state of New Jersey.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have admission to practice law, preferably in the state of New Jersey. Should have 5+ years of work experience, with at least one to three years of experience practicing immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas and T visas. Family law experience is a plus. Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma is needed. Spanish speaking skills is preferred. Understanding of the private law firm and corporate pro bono culture and the ability to be a well-respected and effective representative of the program to all stakeholders is essential. Supervisory experience, preferably in legal setting is must.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1331 G Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005