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ProfileSenior Staff Attorney - Immigration Intervention Project The candidate will provide legal representation to immigrant victims of gender based violence and human trafficking in the Bronx. Other important responsibilities include conducting community outreach and education in the Bronx, screening walk-in clients, and collaborating with other agencies represented at the Bronx Family Justice Center to best assist immigrant survivors of domestic violence, other forms of gender based violence and human trafficking and to advocate for improvements in systems affecting their lives. Represent immigrant survivors in cases filed with federal administrative agencies, immigration courts, and federal district and appellate courts. Screen immigrant survivors for eligibility for immigration relief and legal representation. Supervise pro bono attorneys, law students, and interns representing eligible immigrant survivors in cases filed with federal administrative bodies, before the immigration court, and federal district and appellate courts. Serve as immigration law resource for partner agencies at the Bronx Family Justice Center. Represent the agency at the Bronx Family Justice Center and at community events, on advocacy committees, and task forces. Collaborate with district attorney’s offices, other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and community based organizations to improve responses to immigrant survivors, and to educate and provide technical assistance on issues relating to immigrant clients. Contribute to agency’s efforts to educate the public, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, community based organizations, and elected officials about issues related to immigrant survivors; develop written materials and curriculum for such purposes. Perform any other Department or agency-related duties or special projects as assigned by the Project Co-Director and Deputy Director. Admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction, preferably in the State and 5+ years of experience in immigration law, preferably in public interest sector required. Experience working in the field of combating domestic violence, other forms of gender based violence, and human trafficking required. Excellent judgment; Strong writing, research and analytical skills; Strong communication and leadership skills; Excellent interpersonal skills required. Deep understanding of and ability to work well with people of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds and fluency in Spanish required.
Job ID: 2017-1206