Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Sanctuary for Families

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Valid Through

Aug 28,2019

Posted on

May 15,2019

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Brooklyn, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney, Immigration Intervention Project
The candidate will provide responsibilities include: Represent survivors of gender-based violence and sex trafficking in their immigration cases before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), and appellate courts; Help to mentor project assistants, legal fellows, and/or interns, as needed; Coordinate with partner agencies at the Brooklyn Family Justice Center and serve as an immigration law resource there; Screen potential clients for eligibility for immigration relief and legal representation through Sanctuary for Families; Represent Sanctuary for Families at the Brooklyn Family Justice Center and at community events, on advocacy committees, and on task forces. Collaborate with district attorney’s offices, other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, health care providers, and community-based organizations to improve responses to immigrant survivors, and to educate and provide technical assistance on issues relating to immigrant clients. Contribute to Sanctuary’s efforts to educate the public, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, community-based organizations, and elected officials about issues related to immigrant survivors; develop written materials and curriculum for such purposes. Perform any other Department or agency-related duties or special projects as assigned by the Legal Center Director and Deputy Director and the Director of the Immigration Intervention Project.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction, preferably New York; Must have 2+ years of experience in immigration law; Must have experience working in the field, preferably in a non-profit setting, to assist survivors of domestic violence, other forms of gender-based violence, and/or human trafficking; Must be bilingual English and a relevant community language (e.g. French, Spanish, Russian); Must have excellent judgment; Must have strong writing, research, and analytical skills; Must have strong communications and leadership skills; Must have excellent interpersonal skills; Must have ability to work independently and under pressure; Must have ability to motivate, inspires, and manages staff; Must have deep understanding of and ability to work well with people of diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Additional info

Job ID: 2019-1448

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Sanctuary for Families
350 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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