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VLP Hiring Immigration Staff Attorneys The candidate will handle work under the Project contract at the Federal Detention Facility in some county jails which hold immigrant women. Must be admitted to practice law, have at least one year experience in litigation, preferably in immigration removal proceedings, and want a career in litigation defending low-income immigrants detained at the Federal Detention Facility who are subject to removal for a variety of reasons including criminal convictions, unlawful entry and visa overstays. The ability to speak both Spanish and English fluently is very highly preferred. In the alternative, fluency in French and Mandarin are also very desirable. 2+ years of immigration litigation experience but does not speak a language other than English, is also encouraged to apply. Also required are strong organizational skills to track and report required data about the work in a timely and accurate manner; an ability to work cooperatively with fellow staff and supervisors; 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); strong oral and written advocacy skills; a willingness to work independently while also taking direction and operating as part of a team; the organizational ability required to juggle many cases efficiently; and the flexibility to handle other tasks which the attorney may be called upon to handle at VLP, such as community outreach and education.
Send a resume, a cover letter clearly explaining interest and qualifications, and contact information for 3 references.
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