Job Details

Immigration Staff Attorney

Company name

Make the Road New York

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

Dec 05,2018

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required

Location

Brentwood, NY
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Immigration Staff Attorney
The candidate will be responsible for supervision of 2 to 3 accredited representatives/paralegals. Engage in programmatic oversight of ANYC. Provide individualized assistance to clients currently in removal proceedings or eligible for immigration relief, in a broad range of categories including SIJS, Asylum, U/T visas, and cancellation of removal including representing individuals in immigration, family and federal district court. Provide individualized advocacy and assistance to immigrants with complex cases due to criminal records and other issues. Participate in strategic litigation, including federal court litigation. Assisting with know-your-rights and other informational workshops to educate immigrant communities about immigration issues affecting their lives. Supporting firm members and organizing campaigns through strategic litigation, legislative advocacy, research and action support. Participate in team and department meetings and assisting with grant reporting.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have 3 to 5 years of practical, direct experience practicing immigration law, or similar cumulative experience. Admission (or eligibility for admission) to practice law in New York State or the possibility of waiving into the state is necessary. Spanish language fluency is must. Interpersonal and organizational skills of the highest caliber are needed. Experience working with populations that make up major portions of Make the Road’s membership – such as documented and undocumented immigrants, individuals facing domestic violence, members of LGBTQ communities, and youth is needed. Experience in and interest with work supporting community organizing, campaigns, and policy and advocacy initiatives is must. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high intensity environment is required.

Company info

Amy Taylor
Legal Director
Make the Road New York
1090 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717