Job Details

Family Law Attorney in Miami, FL

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Company name

Americans for Immigrant Justice

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Family Law

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

USA Miami, FL

Date Last Verified

Jun 18,2018

Posted on

Apr 10,2018

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Profile

Children's Legal Program Staff Attorney DUTIES: Work with unaccompanied immigrant children. Responsibilities will include: Legal representation in immigration proceedings before the Immigration Court; appellate proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals; proceedings before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and proceedings in state family and juvenile courts within the Miami Immigration Court jurisdiction. Will represent clients seeking immigration benefits, including asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status, and state court orders necessary to support SIJ applications. Will conduct legal screenings of detained and non-detained unaccompanied minors to determine eligibility for legal relief and representation by AI Justice, provide advice and counsel to unaccompanied minors, and comply with other program reporting.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD degree required. Florida Bar membership required. Preference for 2 years' experience in immigration law, including experience with Special Immigrant Juvenile, asylum, VAWA, T and/or U visa cases. Preference for experience in family, child welfare and/or juvenile law related matters. Preference for experience working with children, domestic violence victims and/or other victims of trauma. Strong writing, research and analytical skills; strong communication and group leadership skills. Interest in policy advocacy at the national level. Excellent presentation skills for community outreach, education and training. Ability to work independently and under pressure. Ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural and professional backgrounds. Experience with immigration and/or child dependency legal clinics in law school would be especially helpful. Fully bilingual, including reading and writing, in English and Spanish required. Must be willing to submit to an extensive background check, including FBI, statewide repository, and sex offender registry checks.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Americans for Immigrant Justice
3000 Biscayne Blvd,
Suite 400,
Miami, FL 33137