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ProfileImmigration Supervising Attorney The candidates must have: Admission to practice law; a strong commitment and sense of responsibility; strong oral and written advocacy skills; strong organizational skills to track and report required data about the work in a timely and accurate manner; an ability to supervise and work cooperatively with other staff members in a strong, but congenial and team building manner; the means and willingness to travel between the Buffalo office and the Batavia office, and to county jails in the eight counties of Western New York, as needed (a driver’s license is required); a willingness to work independently while also taking direction and operating as part of a team; the organizational ability required to juggle many cases and tasks efficiently; and the flexibility to handle other tasks which the attorney may be called upon to handle at VLP, such as community outreach, training and mentoring. Fluency in Spanish, French, or Mandarin is preferred. 3+ years’ experience in immigration removal proceedings, have some supervisory experience, and want a career in litigation defending low-income immigrants detained at the Batavia Federal Detention Facility who are subject to removal for a variety of reasons including criminal convictions, unlawful entry and visa overstays.
Job ID: 36162539. Send a resume, a cover letter clearly explaining interest and qualifications for this position, and contact information for 3 references.