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Senior Staff Attorney

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Company name

Safe Passage Project

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Immigration
Public Interest Law

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

USA New York City, NY

Posted on

Apr 03,2018

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Safe Passage Project is a nonprofit organization that provides free lawyers to refugee children facing deportation. No child should face immigration court alone and our team works together to advocate for the fair, compassionate, and equal treatment of all immigrant children.

We are a relatively young organization, founded in 2013, that has grown extremely rapidly. We currently serve 700 clients with 12 staff attorneys, 3 paralegals, 3 social workers, and 400+ pro bono attorneys. We are an energetic, passionate, and hard-working team.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Staff Attorney will be joining a small group of dedicated public interest attorneys. The Senior Staff Attorney will mentor pro bono attorneys in providing legal representation in immigration and other related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other forms of immigration relief. The Senior Attorney will be part of Safe Passage Project’s New York City team and will report to Deputy Executive Director, Desireé Hernández.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and mentor pro bono attorneys;
  • Participate and assist in legal screenings;
  • Represent minors in removal proceedings before the Executive Offices for Immigration Review (EOIR) in New York, Asylum Office, USCIS, and Family Court. The Senior Staff Attorney will have a minimum of 5 direct cases.
  • Collaborate with Senior Staff in the analysis and creation of legal strategies;
  • Contribute to the creation of policies and strategies for Safe Passage Project;
  • Supervise and provide detailed reporting statistics on each pro bono and direct case;
  • Prepare trainings and materials to present at Safe Passage Project trainings.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • J.D. degree and admission to New York State Bar required;
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience as an attorney, three (3) or more of which is working in immigration or family law;
  • Spanish language skills (preferred);
  • Excellent written, analytical, oral, organizational and time management skills;
  • Experience working with diverse communities (preferred);
  • Experience working with children (preferred);
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced, high intensity environment;
  • Must be ready to grow and learn with the Safe Passage Project team.

Salary: $65,000 + depending on experience.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.

Safe Passage Project is an equal opportunity employer.  Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All interested applicants must email a cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs[at]safepassageproject.org. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please use the subject line “Senior Staff Attorney” in your email.

Company info

Safe Passage Project

Company Profile

Safe Passage Project is a nonprofit organization that provides free lawyers to refugee children facing deportation. No child should face immigration court alone and our team works together to advocate for the fair, compassionate, and equal treatment of all immigrant children. We are a relatively young organization, founded in 2013, that has grown extremely rapidly. We currently serve 700 clients with 12 staff attorneys, 3 paralegals, 3 social workers, and 400+ pro bono attorneys. We are an energetic, passionate, and hard-working team.