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Years of Experience
ProfileImmigration Staff Attorney Duties: Provide legal representation to immigrants incarcerated in 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. Will 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.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree and bar admission in good standing in New York State. Experience in immigration law, which can include clinical or internships. Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and social justice issues Ability to work in a respectful, non-judgmental manner. Exceptional organization, written and oral communication skills; ability to timely respond to and balance numerous requests for assistance. Fluency in Spanish. Should have 1+ year experience in immigration and preferably crimmigration law; a demonstrable interest in practicing immigration law; experience in Deportation/Removal Defense; and be fluent in Spanish. Should also be detailed oriented, organized, team players, passionate about immigration and dedicated to the job.