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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
This position will involve the supervision, coordination and training of junior attorneys and migration counselors within the department, including, as appropriate and necessary, those involved in the delivery of general legal services and in the delivery of services under particular initiatives and projects. The Senior Staff Attorney will be available to train, mentor, advise and supervise the department’s attorneys and migration counselors, including DOJ accredited representatives, and will maintain a caseload secondary to and dependent on supervision needs. The Senior Staff Attorney will also keep staff updated about changes in laws, procedures and policies relevant to immigrants, will assist in developing legal strategies to address emerging issues, and will, as needed, engage with Division and Division Director in Senior Management matters
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
The position will require the lawyer to perform case work at CCCS’ main immigration office, other sites, and in immigration and family courts. The position requires willingness to travel throughout the Archdiocese. Days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to 5 PM Monday - Friday. Additional evening/weekend hours may be required to meet court and/or program deadlines or client needs.
Working conditions and physical demands required:
The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Education and/or experience required:
Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:
Catholic Charities Community Services
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York assists the poor and vulnerable through an extensive federation of more than 100 human service agencies and programs. Formally established in 1917, Catholic Charities developed into a federation of administered, sponsored and affiliated agencies. This federation of agencies, diverse in governance, administration and funding, stands united by a common vision of human dignity and service. Catholic Charities offers service to those of all religions with almost any human need. Catholic Charities serves the homeless, the hungry, the physically, mentally and emotionally challenged. We offer programs for youth, neglected children, the elderly, immigrants, and those living with HIV/AIDS. Catholic Charities collaborates with parishes and non-Catholic and Catholic partners in order to fulfill its commitment to building a compassionate and just society. Catholic Charities serves the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, and ten counties of the New York metropolitan area including: Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Putnam.