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ProfileLaw Student Member The Project will engage 106 law students to serve as AmeriCorps members around the state who are focused on fostering family security and community education through the delivery of high-quality legal services. Students will improve family stability and community safety in the state of through direct immigration legal services or by providing general civil legal services to members of immigrant communities related to issues such as housing, public benefits, family law, and other areas of legal need. May support staff attorneys with representing clients in immigration court and before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); screening, intake and preparing applications; providing brief legal advice and legal aid; educating the community on the impact of evolving immigration law and policy; and engaging pro bono attorneys to provide legal assistance to immigrants and their families. Support program staff, supervisor, and administrative staff in duties as appropriate and necessary. Consult with your supervisor if you have any ideas, issues, or concerns, offering analysis and solutions whenever possible. Practice sound health habits, including getting sufficient rest, to effectively perform the position requirements. Respect confidentiality of clients, staff, and other AmeriCorps members. Program leadership Make connections with individuals and volunteers in the community for program outreach and program enhancement. Assist AmeriCorps members and staff in programming and activities Train and assist volunteers when appropriate. Assist attorneys by conducting legal research, attending meetings and drafting immigration legal documents. Observe client interviews and work directly with clients to complete forms to be submitted to Citizenship and Immigration Services, and/or the State Department. Participate in community outreach to promote awareness of immigration legal issues. Develop creative education and advocacy tools relating to immigration laws in the United States. Review cases and note eligibility for immigration benefits. Help organize and participate in immigration clinics. Participate in training and national service events as required and requested by the Commission on National and Community Service. Participate in orientation training. Participate in substantive legal issue training as provided.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Must be in law school. Quickly and accurately obtain information and be professional. Have excellent communication and customer service skills. Have high quality writing and editing skills. Must be able to bring creativity, initiative, and the ability to multi-task to the position. Passion and commitment to the work of CWS is essential. Spanish fluency is highly preferred. Interest in working with the immigrant community is highly desirable.
Accepting applications until: July 2018
Church World Service (CWS)
475 Riverside Drive
New York City, NY 10115