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Immigration Attorney in New York City, NY

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Company name

New York Legal Assistance Group

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area


Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Feb 01,2018

Posted on

Jan 25,2018

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Staff Attorney, Immigrant Protection Unit Duties: Providing one-on-one citizenship eligibility screenings and application assistance at Queens Library branches; Handling straightforward N-400 and fee waiver application cases, and a small docket of complex citizenship matters as capacity permits; Supervise two navigators; Referring most complex cases and non-citizenship cases to NYLAG’s triage system for in-kind representation, or externally to other legal service providers; Conducting regular citizenship information sessions at Queens Library branches; Conducting quarterly trainings for library staff on NYCitizenship services; Maintaining regular contact with MOIA’s NYCitizenship Program Manager and relevant library staff; Coordinating with NYLAG’s Financial Counseling Division in the delivery of information on the financial counseling services available through the Division to Project clients; Identifying clients in need of NYLAG’s financial counseling services and making referrals; Documenting case and client data and referrals in NYLAG’s computerized client database; Attending meetings at the NYLAG main office; and Assisting other NYLAG staff in the production of reports.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Admission to the New York State Bar Association; 1-3 years of immigration law experience; Fluency in Spanish preferred; Demonstrated commitment to public interest work; Excellent written, oral and analytical skills; Excellent organizational skills; Good computer skills; and Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently in an off-site context.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1069

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
New York Legal Assistance Group
450 West 33rd Street
11th Floor
New York City, NY 10001