Job Details

Childrens Legal Program Staff Attorney

Company name

Americans for Immigrant Justice

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Aug 02,2018

Posted on

Aug 01,2018

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Miami, FL
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Children’s Legal Program Staff Attorney DUTIES: Work with unaccompanied immigrant children. Legal representation in immigration proceedings before the Immigration Court; appellate proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals; proceedings before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and proceedings in state family and juvenile courts within the Miami Immigration Court jurisdiction. Will represent clients seeking immigration benefits, including asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status, and state court orders necessary to support SIJ applications. Will conduct legal screenings of detained and non-detained unaccompanied minors to determine eligibility for legal relief and representation, provide advice and counsel to unaccompanied minors, and comply with other program reporting.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD degree required. Florida Bar membership required. Prefer for 2 years’ experience in immigration law, including experience with Special Immigrant Juvenile, asylum, VAWA, T and/or U visa cases. Prefer experience in family, child welfare and/or juvenile law related matters. Prefer for experience working with children, domestic violence victims and/or other victims of trauma. Strong writing, research and analytical skills; strong communication and group leadership skills. Interest in policy advocacy at the national level. Excellent presentation skills for community outreach, education and training. Ability to work independently and under pressure. Ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural and professional backgrounds. Experience with immigration and/or child dependency legal clinics in law school would be especially helpful. Fully bilingual, including reading and writing, in English and Spanish required.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Americans for Immigrant Justice
3000 Biscayne Blvd,
Suite 400,
Miami, FL 33137

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