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Immigration Staff Attorney

Company name

Prisoners' Legal Services of New York

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Albany, NY

Date Last Verified

Oct 16,2017

Posted on

Aug 23,2017
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Immigration Staff Attorney The candidate will provide civil legal services to people incarcerated in New York State prisons. Provide legal representation to immigrants incarcerated in New York State prisons who are facing deportation. Minimize the harsh and disproportionate immigration consequences of contact with the criminal justice system by providing highly qualified and competent representation to immigrants facing deportation. Provide a full range of legal services, including, but not limited to, consultation with clients, evaluation of the immigration consequences of criminal dispositions, development and implementation of strategies on criminal-immigration issues, and representation at master calendar and merits hearings at Immigration Court. JD Degree and bar admission in good standing in the State with 1+ year of experience in immigration and preferably crimmigration law required. Demonstrable interest in practicing immigration law required. Experience in Deportation/Removal Defense required. Experience in immigration law, which can include clinical or internships required. Exceptional organization, written and oral communication skills; ability to timely respond to and balance numerous requests for assistance required. Fluency in Spanish required.

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