Job Details

Staff Attorney Immigrants Rights Project

Company name

American Civil Liberties Union

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Valid Through

Sep 24,2019

Posted on

Jun 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney, Immigrants' Rights Project
The candidate will have a primary responsibility to conduct impact litigation and advocacy to advance and enforce immigrants' rights. Will identify and develop new litigation and other advocacy projects by conducting factual, legal and strategic analysis and devising relevant theories and materials. Litigate immigrants’ rights cases, including legal research; fact development; working with clients; drafting pleadings, briefs and legal memoranda; engaging in discovery and motion practice; and conducting evidentiary hearings and oral arguments in the trial and appellate courts. Work with colleagues in the Communications and National Political Advocacy Departments to develop public education and other advocacy materials on immigrants’ rights. Articulate organization views to a variety of audiences, through public speaking, traditional and social media, and other means. Work with lobbyists and other legislative and policy advocates to advance the goals on immigration. Support legislative advocacy with legal and policy analysis. Work with and advise state affiliates and partner organizations on immigrants’ rights issues. Help manage summer legal internship program and supervise student interns. Travel as required for litigation, conferences, and other advocacy opportunities. Should have a J.D. degree with admission to practice in NY. Should preferably have 3+ years of experience. Superior analytic, research, and writing skills are required. Commitment to and familiarity with immigrants’ rights, racial and social justice, and civil liberties issues is needed. Fluency in Spanish (written and spoken) preferred. Willingness to travel is required.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street
19th Floor
New York City, NY 10004

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