Job Details

Attorney in Roseland, NJ

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Company name

KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

4-8 yrs required


USA Roseland, NJ

Date Last Verified

Aug 21,2017

Posted on

Jul 28,2017

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Interim Managing Attorney The candidate will manage and oversee the provision of pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied children through firm’s network of major law firms, and corporate and law school partners in the Newark area, as well as by in-house attorneys at firm’s office in New Jersey. Will work on supervising the work and staff of firm’s office in Roseland, NJ; serving as a regional focal point in striving to implement firm’s vision of ensuring that no child appear in immigration court alone; promoting volunteer support through outreach to and cultivation of relationships with local law firms, corporate legal departments, and other possible sources of pro bono representation; and serving as the primary liaison between firm’s headquarters and its office in New Jersey. Responsible for facilitating the pro bono representation of unaccompanied children. He or she will report to firm’s Co-Director of Legal Services. Supervise firm legal and program staff in Newark in close consultation with firm’s Co-Director of Legal Services and other Headquarters staff. Assist in the development of strategies to increase pro bono representation of unaccompanied immigrant children. Work with the Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney to match child clients with pro bono attorneys and provide close mentorship throughout the duration of case. Recruit, train, and provide hands-on mentorship to volunteer attorneys representing unaccompanied children in immigration matters. Oversee the recruitment and work of interns (both law student and non-law student) in the office. Coordinate day to day office management and administration including ensuring data integrity and reporting.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should be licensed attorney, preferably in New Jersey. Should have 4-8 years’ experience practicing immigration, which should include representing immigrants in humanitarian petitions including asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and U and T visas, before immigration authorities. Prior supervisory experience is essential. Experience working in family law is a plus. Experience in working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma is essential. Should have strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills. Must have excellent writing and public speaking/training skills. Should have an 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. Spanish speaking is preferred.

Note: This job is for September to December 2017

Additional info

Send a resume, a cover letter, salary range requirements and three references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1300 L St. NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005