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Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney Duties: Help develop, maintain, and oversee the provision of pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied children through network of major law firms, corporate partners, and law schools. Will recruit, train and mentor volunteer firm and corporate attorneys to ensure effective pro bono representation of individual child clients before immigration and state courts, and immigration agencies. Conduct or oversee legal intakes and the provision of know-your-rights information to child clients; Match child clients with pro bono attorneys; Recruit, train, and provide hands-on mentorship to pro bono attorneys representing unaccompanied children in immigration matters and related family law matters; Develop and maintain updated guidance materials, sample filings, and legal training presentations; Foster and manage relationships with law firms and corporate counsel in coordination with the Director of Pro Bono Recruitment and Training; Assist in office operations, including case management, data entry and maintenance, and reports; Assist in supervision, training, and mentoring of office staff in consultation with the Supervising Attorney; Collaborate with management in support of mission; and Participate in conferences, meetings, and trainings as needed.
Qualification and Experience
REQUIREMENTS: Admission to practice law, preferably in New York and 1-3 years of experience practicing immigration law. 1-3 years of experience practicing immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas and T visas;Family law experience a plus; Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma; A strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills; Spanish speaking preferred; An understanding of the private law firm and corporate pro bono culture and the ability to be a well-respected and effective representative of the program to all stakeholders; Supervisory experience, preferably in legal setting; Mentoring and training experience; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Excellent professional judgment; Ability to hit the ground working, multi-task, and work independently; and Ability to work collaboratively.
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