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Staff Attorney (IMMIGRATION)

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Company name

Catholic Charities Community Services

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area


Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Posted on

Apr 10,2018

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Will carry a caseload consisting of complex immigration and removal defense, and will supervise law interns and migration counselors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Screening, advising, and representing individuals, detained and non-detained, facing removal proceedings or other immigration-related federal litigation matters, including, but not limited to: cancellation of removal, asylum, Board of Immigration Appeals (and federal appeals practice under supervision and upon approval), representation on the juvenile docket, etc.
  2. Counseling and representing individuals in more specialized and complex immigration applications including, but not limited to: special juvenile immigrant petitions, VAWA petitions, U and T visa applications, deferred action, inadmissibility waivers, etc.
  3. Advice and counsel to migration counselors in general immigrant and non-immigrant status matters, including, but not limited to: family reunification (adjustment of status), visa extension and change of status, religious worker, naturalization, green card extension, travel/advance parole, special adjustment relief (NACARA, HRIFA, Cuban Adjustment Act), etc.
  4. Representation, as needed, in cases of migration counselors;
  5. Providing in-house and outreach trainings, presentations and workshops, as directed.
  6. Maintaining and updating case files and case management database.
  7. Compiling monthly statistics and reports.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position that will require the lawyer to perform case work at CCCS’ office and to appear in immigration and family court.  The position requires willingness to travel to all five (5) boroughs and the Lower Hudson Valley. Days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to 5 PM Monday - Friday.  Additional evening/weekend hours may be required to meet court and/or program deadlines or client needs.

Working conditions and physical demands required:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Travel at least 25% of the time using public transportation or vehicle, traverse city streets, occasionally ascend/descend stairs, and be exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • Remain stationary at a work station, in court/meetings, and use a computer at least 75% of the time.
  • Remain stationary and/or ambulate to instruct and monitor during trainings and presentations.
  • Carry a laptop to offsite work locations.


Education and/or experience required:

  1. Juris Doctor.
  2. At least 2 years of experience in immigration law, representing clients in affirmative benefits applications to USCIS or in removal defense.
  3. Admission to a bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia; admission to the New York bar strongly preferred.

Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:

  1. Bilingual strongly preferred: fluency in English and a 2nd language.
  2. Supervisory experience preferred.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  4. Excellent organizational and computer skills.
  5. Ability to work in a fast‐paced environment.
  6. Ability and experience working with diverse individuals and communities.

Company info

Catholic Charities Community Services

Company Profile

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York assists the poor and vulnerable through an extensive federation of more than 100 human service agencies and programs. Formally established in 1917, Catholic Charities developed into a federation of administered, sponsored and affiliated agencies. This federation of agencies, diverse in governance, administration and funding, stands united by a common vision of human dignity and service. Catholic Charities offers service to those of all religions with almost any human need. Catholic Charities serves the homeless, the hungry, the physically, mentally and emotionally challenged. We offer programs for youth, neglected children, the elderly, immigrants, and those living with HIV/AIDS. Catholic Charities collaborates with parishes and non-Catholic and Catholic partners in order to fulfill its commitment to building a compassionate and just society. Catholic Charities serves the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, and ten counties of the New York metropolitan area including: Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Putnam.