Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Mar 24, 2020

Valid Through

Jul 07, 2020

Posted on

Jul 30, 2019

Location

Florence, AZ, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney - Adult Detention Program
The candidate provides pro bono legal services to men and women in ICE custody, working in four detention centers. Works on a team with other staff attorneys and legal assistants, providing group 'Know Your Rights' presentations, individual intakes, group and individual court counseling and prep sessions, and pro se services to immigrants facing removal proceedings before the Immigration Court. On a limited basis, also fully represents detainees in merits proceedings before the Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals, especially detainees with mental health issues. Also supervises law student interns and other volunteers, refer cases to the Project pro bono and social services program, and participate in related advocacy and outreach projects. Prior advocacy, practice, or clinical experience in immigration or criminal law and experience working with indigent clients is preferred. Prior advocacy work in immigrant rights, human rights, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice, mental health advocacy, or experience working with trauma survivors is a plus. Must be licensed to practice law in any state or have registered to sit for the next Bar exam. Recent law student graduates are encouraged to apply. Should have a demonstrated commitment to immigration issues and public interest law. Fluency or advanced proficiency in Spanish is required.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
300 S Main Street
PO Box 654
Florence, AZ 85232

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