Job Details

Staff Attorney- Immigration

Company name

Manhattan Legal Services, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Mar 16,2018

Posted on

Mar 15,2018
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
  Employer Sponsored Job (Free to apply to)
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Staff Attorney- Immigration Duties: Represent low-income clients in immigration matters. will work in the Family Law/Domestic Violence and Immigration Unit. Will represent immigrants in removal defense, affirmative and defensive asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), family petitions, consular processing, naturalization, VAWA self-petitions, and petitions for U and T-nonimmigrant status. Will also represent clients in family court in matters involving guardianship (for SIJS cases). Will also entail coordinating with the LSNYC pro bono team to effectively use pro bono resources to expand capacity. Responsibilities include providing legal advice and counseling; conducting screening and client interviews; case investigation; preparation of immigration applications; administrative interviews at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; and representation of clients in Immigration Court and federal court. Will also work with community groups in outreach and education, some of which may occur on nights and weekends.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must have a JD Degree from an accredited law school, 3+ years’ experience practicing immigration law, excellent advocacy, litigation, analytic, writing and leadership skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, conduct community outreach in low-income neighborhoods and demonstrate a commitment to social justice and working with communities of color and low-income communities to advance equity.

Additional info

Job #14_2018. Send cover letter and resume.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Manhattan Legal Services, Inc.
55 West 125th Street,
10th Floor
New York City, NY 10027
Fax: 212-348-4093

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