Job Details

Legal Consultant

Company name

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Oct 16, 2020

Valid Through

Jan 29, 2021

Posted on

Jun 04, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Profile

Legal Consultant
The candidate will be providing direct services to a caseload of 10-15 indigent clients. Will be negotiating with agencies to change policies impacting our immigrant or incarcerated community members. Drafting “Know Your Rights” materials plus conducting trainings for community members and service providers. Supervising legal interns. Collaborating with SRLP’s Movement Building Team by submitting writs of habeas corpus for incarcerated members, coordinating legal observing for actions, attending their various events for members, conducting research to assist campaigns. Work directly with Director of Client Services to conduct SRLP’s intake clinic as well as return calls, emails, and other inquiries from community members. Supporting the Director of Client Services in developing firm’s Legal Hotline.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Law degree and admission to practice in New York. Must have 3 years of experience as an attorney or legal advocate working within immigration law, prisoner’s rights, civil litigation, or administrative law. Experience supervising interns is required. Must have experience providing direct services to clients in crisis and from a trauma-informed perspective. Fluency in Spanish. and/or other languages is plus. Bar admission in the Southern and/or Eastern District of New York is preferred. Experience in drafting and filing writs of habeas corpus on a state or federal level is plus. Experience in criminal defense is desired. Experience with Legal Strategic Planning is plus.

Additional info

Send a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and writing sample.

Company info

hiring coordinator
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project
147 W 24th St
5th Floor
New York City, NY 10011

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