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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileStaff 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.
Job #14_2018. Send cover letter and resume.
Manhattan Legal Services, Inc.
55 West 125th Street,
New York City, NY 10027