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Criminal Law Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Florence, AZ

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Company name

Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Criminal Law
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Florence, AZ

Date Last Verified

Aug 14,2018

Posted on

Feb 26,2018

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Staff Attorney The candidate will work on a team with other staff attorneys and legal assistants, providing group “Know Your Rights” presentations, individual intakes, group and individual court counseling and prep sessions, and pro se services to immigrants facing removal proceedings before the Immigration Court. Will also fully represent detainees in merits proceedings before the Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals, especially detainees with mental health issues. Supervise law student interns and other volunteers, refer cases to the Florence Project’s pro bono and social services program, and participate in related advocacy and outreach projects. Work from the Florence office, and has the flexibility to work 1-2 days per week from our Phoenix or Tucson offices with the possibility for additional flexibility based on individual circumstances. Fluency or advanced proficiency in Spanish is required. Must be licensed to practice law in any state or have registered to sit for the next Bar exam. Recent law student graduates are encouraged to apply. Must have a demonstrated commitment to immigration issues and public interest law. Prior advocacy, practice, or clinical experience in immigration or criminal law and experience working with indigent clients is preferred. Prior advocacy work in immigrant rights, human rights, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice, mental health advocacy, or experience working with trauma survivors is a plus.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
300 S Main Street
PO Box 654
Florence, AZ 85232
Fax: 520-868-0192