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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileCivil Practice Staff Attorney Duties: Represent detained clients in removal and bond proceedings before the Varick Street Immigration Court, the Elizabeth Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and, when appropriate, in Family Court proceedings, and related proceedings before the USCIS. Will also represent The Society’s clients who are released on bond and continue to meet income eligibility requirements. Represent detained noncitizens in removal proceedings in immigration courts, before the Board of Immigration Appeals and in Family Court proceedings. Represent non-detained clients released on bond. Provide individualized consultations to detained noncitizens at detention centers in upstate. Travel may be required in the early morning, evenings, and weekends. Work with pro bono counsel on assigned pro bono cases. Engage in affirmative litigation.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Admission to NYS Bar, pending admission to the NY state Bar, or admission to any other state Bar with immediate ability to waive into the NY state Bar. 1 year removal defense experience including law school clinics and internships or 2+ years representing indigent clients post law school graduation. Immigration law and trial experience preferred. Excellent writing, analytical, and organizational skills. Interest in developing new approaches to representing detained noncitizens. Ability to work with pro bono lawyers. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team. Ability to manage a high volume of cases. Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable. Must have a deep commitment to public interest and immigration law.
Posting End Date-11:59 pm EST Feb 14, 2018
Legal Aid Society of New York
199 Water Street
New York City, NY 10038