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Supervising Attorney

Company name

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type



USD 56001

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Newark, NJ

Date Last Verified

Apr 11,2018

Posted on

Apr 10,2018
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Supervising Attorney Responsibilities: Supervision and support of Legal Services Staff based in Counties as part of a project to provide free, quality immigration legal representation in underserved, low-income immigrant communities in those counties; monitoring project goals and objectives and developing reports for funders; ; participation in local, state, and national advocacy activities; and participation in program planning, strategic direction and development activities. Provide training, supervision and support to a staff attorney and legal assistant in a new program office in Central New Jersey where there is potential for the staff to grow. Ensure quality legal service provision and staff development. Provide consultation and direct representation in immigration matters. Develop and monitor case management systems while managing a caseload and maintaining client files in good order. Maintain client and case information in LawLogix. Maintain relationship with Immigrant Rights Program staff in Newark office. Oversee the program’s relationship with community partners, social services agencies and other stakeholders. Represent at regional and national meetings. Participate in meetings with government, private and non-profit stakeholders on immigration issues. Assist in recruiting and supervision of program interns and volunteers. Compile quarterly narrative and statistical reports regarding case consultation and case representation. Assist in the preparation of quarterly reports and reports to funding sources. Conduct presentations on immigration issues to the general public. Conduct trainings to service providers on immigration law and policy. Respond to the media. Participate in program planning, strategic direction and development activities for the Immigrant Rights Program with senior staff. Collaborate with organizing staff in influencing local and federal policies. Participate in staff meetings and case reviews.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Admission to a state Bar required. 5 Years’ experience with immigration law and procedures, with experience working with low-income immigrants and survivors of domestic violence. 1 year supervisory experience. Fluency in written and oral English and Spanish. Strong written and oral communication skills including public speaking. Self-motivated, detail oriented, well organized, able to prioritize assignments and work load. Familiarity with software applications in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Word and LawLogix.
Term: through December 31, 2020
Deadline: May 7, 2018

Additional info

Ref. ATTOR01158. Send cover letter and resume to the online application.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
972 Broad Street
6th floor
Newark, NJ 07102

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