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Supervising Attorney

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Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Salary

$56,001

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Newark, NJ

Date Last Verified

Sep 17,2017

Posted on

Sep 16,2017
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
Immigration >> Immigration
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Supervising Attorney The candidate will be responsible for: supervision and support of Legal Services Staff; direct legal representation; participation in statewide and nationwide advocacy activities; participation in immigrant rights program services; participation in program planning, strategic direction and development activities. Provide training, supervision and support to the Staff Attorneys, BIA Accredited Representatives and Legal Assistants as assigned. Ensure quality legal service provision and staff development. Provide consultation and direct representation in immigration matters, particularly family and humanitarian based immigration relief such as VAWA, U-visas, and others. Manage caseload and maintain client files in good order, including photocopying applications, letters, supporting documentation, and follow up work. Maintain client and case information in LawLogix. Oversee the program’s relationship with the Essex Co. Family Justice Center and other state Domestic Violence/sexual assault service providers. Represent the agency at regional and national meetings. Participate in meetings with government, private and non-profit stakeholders on immigration issues. Work with the agency’s social work staff, interns and volunteers to meet clients’ social service needs. Assist in recruiting and supervise program interns and volunteers. Compile quarterly narrative and statistical reports regarding case consultation and case representation. Assist in the preparation of the agency’s quarterly reports and reports to funding sources. Conduct presentations on immigration issues to the general public. Conduct trainings to service providers on immigration law and policy. Respond to the media. Participate in program planning, strategic direction and development activities for the Immigrant Rights Program with senior staff. Collaborate with organizing staff in influencing local and federal policies such as enforcement programs and immigration reform. Participate in the agency’s staff meetings and case reviews. Admission to a state bar required. 5+ years of experience with immigration law and procedures, with experience working with low-income immigrants and survivors of domestic violence required. Fluency in written and oral English and Spanish required. Strong written and oral communication skills including public speaking required. Familiarity with software applications in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Word and LawLogix required. Deadline: October 6, 2017.

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