Job Details

Senior Attorney

Company name

KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Dec 29, 2020

Posted on

Sep 15, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Senior Attorney
Duties: Provide leadership to released representation program for unaccompanied children who have been released from ORR custody. Help oversee work with network of pro bono law firms and corporate partners, which trains and provides robust legal technical assistance to pro bono attorneys who represent unaccompanied children in immigration matters and related family law matters. Lead the development of pro bono training resources and local training curriculum, including sample filings and guidance packets. Assist with and present trainings to pro bono attorneys and community groups. Supervise three attorneys, each of whom both directly represent unaccompanied children and also provide legal technical assistance to pro bono attorneys. Manage a small number of direct representation cases. Oversee a team that includes three attorneys and two paralegals. Ensure entry of timely, accurate, and detailed case data into case management systems. Collaborate with Managing Attorney and the office’s other senior attorneys to determine and implement in-house training needs. Represent at local coalitions, courts, and agencies. Assist in office operations and contribute to overall office functioning, including joining field office and calls and meetings, participating in field office and committees, and assisting with office events.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree and admission to New York Bar required. 5+ years’ 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. 3+ years’ experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, and/or working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma. 2+ years’ experience working in a legal setting. Minimum 1 years’ experience supervising legal staff. An understanding of the private law firm and corporate pro bono culture. Limited travel may be needed for conferences, retreats, or other professional development opportunities. Advanced fluency in Spanish strongly preferred. Family law experience a plus; strong record of working in a culturally responsive manner and with cross-cultural communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing; excellent professional judgment. Ability to take initiative, multi-task, and work independently; ability to work collaboratively.

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Hiring Coordinator
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)
1331 G Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

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