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Senior Staff Attorney

Company name

Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Mar 24, 2020

Valid Through

Jul 07, 2020

Posted on

Aug 17, 2019

Years of Experience

2-3 yrs required

Location

Phoenix, AZ, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Senior Staff Attorney – Children’s Program
Duties: Work within the Children’s Program to provide unaccompanied children “Know Your Rights” presentations at shelters; individual intakes; pre-court counseling sessions; and direct representation to unaccompanied children in front of the Immigration Court, Family Court, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Will also serve as a trainer and mentor to staff attorneys and legal assistants on this team. Co-chairing representation with staff attorneys before the Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Will work with the managing attorney to develop systems associated with intakes, case distribution, and allocation of resources to cases. May also mentor law student interns and other volunteers, and participate in related advocacy and outreach projects. Extensive contact with youth, including indigenous youth and youth who have suffered abuse, abandonment, neglect or other emotional and physical trauma. The position requires significant time in state court and in immigration court.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be licensed to practice law in Arizona (or willing to take the Arizona Bar exam), or eligible to waive into practice in Arizona (have two years of good standing in another state bar or have received a score of 273 or greater on the Universal Bar Exam). Preferred 2-3 years of experience in immigration law, preferably asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJS) cases. Fluency or advanced proficiency in Spanish is required. A demonstrated commitment to immigration issues and public interest law, who enjoy working in a collaborative, high volume, and energetic work environment, and who are flexible team players. Prior advocacy work in immigrant rights, human rights, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice, mental health advocacy, or experience working with trauma survivors is a plus.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
2901 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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