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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileManaging Attorney, Immigrant Rights Duties: Provide legal representation and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in immigration law matters, including all aspects of preparing VAWA Self-Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, Adjustment of Status Applications, Asylum applications, VAWA Cancellation of Removal and other removal defense strategies, SIJS, U visas, and T visas. Oversee intake and assessment of potential clients. Track and collect statistical information for grant reports and compile and draft grant reports for funder(s). Participate in committees and working groups addressing the rights of immigrant survivors. Supervise immigrant rights practice staff, ensuring that they are serving clients in a trauma-informed manner, employing best practices and managing their caseloads effectively. Conduct trainings and presentations internally and externally. Collaborate regularly with Managing Attorneys of the Family Law Practice and Pro Bono Project for joint clients, pro bono clinics, and attorney training. Collaborate with MSPâ€™s trafficking, counseling and shelter programs. Other projects as assigned by the CLS Managing Director. Support our philosophy and guiding principles. Participate in agency-wide and community events, initiatives and committees to help strengthen organizational goals. Work collaboratively across departments. Participate in on-going education and training opportunities.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree. Law Degree, admission to New York State Bar. 5-8 years of relevant immigration law experience related to domestic violence and human trafficking. 3+ years supervisory experience. Experience working with diverse communities. Commitment to serving the public interest with high standards of legal practice in a manner that is client-centered. Fluency or proficiency in Spanish preferred. Excellent written, oral communication, and public speaking skills. Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets and case management database programs. Excellent organizational, time management and record keeping skills, including the ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and to interact with management and program staff and build strong client relationships. Experience with federal grants a plus. Ability to collaborate with people and synthesize diverse sets of institutional perspectives. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations and be able to withhold confidential agency information.
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