Job Details

Director- Immigrant Rights Project

Company name

Brooklyn Legal Services

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Date Last Verified

Jan 25,2018

Posted on

Dec 28,2017
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Director- Immigrant Rights Project The candidate will be responsible for working with staff to expand and strengthen our immigration practice, in particular removal proceedings. Will be responsible for developing a strategic vision for the Project’s work and devising creative advocacy strategies to address systemic barriers facing immigrant communities. Supervise Brooklyn Legal Services advocacy staff, interns and pro bono volunteers, and will conduct community education and outreach, and provide direct representation to clients. Responsible for strengthening relationships with community partners and elected officials; working with LSNYC’s Director of Pro Bono to support and expanding our pro bono initiatives; and handling administrative and grant responsibilities. Work collaboratively with LSNYC’s Director of Immigration and other advocates to support and provide leadership for LSNYC’s city-wide immigration practice. must be admitted to the New York State Bar. Should have 8+ years of experience in immigration advocacy. Excellent analytical, written, and communication skills is required. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to provide supportive and consistent supervision to attorneys, paralegals, support staff and volunteers in a growing practice is needed. Experience with a wide-range of humanitarian and family-based matters in both affirmative and defensive contexts and familiarity with criminal immigration matters is must. Fluency or strong proficiency in Spanish, Russian, Haitian-Creole, Mandarin, or Cantonese is preferred.

Additional info

Job #102_2017. Send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples.

Company info

Meghan Faux
Acting Project Director
Brooklyn Legal Services
105 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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