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Immigration Attorney / Employment Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

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Company name

Friends of Farmworkers, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Immigration
Labor & Employment
Real Estate

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Date Last Verified

Apr 24,2018

Posted on

Apr 02,2018

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Employment Law Staff Attorney The candidate will be providing legal assistance, education and advocacy on behalf of eligible clients of the program, with a focus on wage theft cases. Staff Attorneys are also expected to be a part of the organization’s efforts to be a partner in the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network. Provide high quality legal assistance to clients. Maintain a caseload commensurate with abilities and caseload difficulty. Comply with all applicable regulations, policies and grant requirements. Maintain the highest ethical standards as a member of the State Bar and regularly seek out information relating to changes to the relevant areas of law. Develop and maintain good relationships with the client community, state and local Bar groups and other community groups. Ensure that all applicable client files, data and reports are accurate, complete, and timely. Accurately track all time and data as required by FOF. Demonstrate dependability through good attendance, adherence to timelines and schedules, and regular communication with supervisor. Embrace and support FOF’s overall mission, standards, policies and procedures, and confidentiality guidelines. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Spanish and English is needed. Strong organizational and time management skills are essential. Excellent legal research, analytical and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated resourcefulness and ability to take initiative in development and completion of projects.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have JD degree. Should have Bar membership in any state and willingness to join the PA Bar if hired. Excellent Spanish language skills are required, other language skills are helpful and welcomed is needed. Knowledge of employment, immigration, consumer and/or landlord/tenant laws are needed. Good interpersonal skills: able to work well with a wide range of people is needed. Excellent organization and time management skills is needed. Previous experience with farmworker and/or immigrant and migrant communities is strongly preferred.

Deadline: 30 April, 2018.

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Company info

Liz Chacko
Deputy Director
Friends of Farmworkers, Inc.
305 34th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Fax: 215-733-0876