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Years of Experience
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ProfileImmigration Staff Attorney The candidate should preferably be admitted to practice law, have 1+ year of experience in litigation, preferably in immigration removal proceedings, and want a career in litigation defending low-income immigrants detained at the Batavia Federal Detention Facility who are subject to removal for a variety of reasons including criminal convictions, unlawful entry and visa overstays. The ability to speak both Spanish and English fluently is very highly preferred. In the alternative, fluency in French and Mandarin are also very desirable. Those without previous experience, but possessing the desire and language skills are encouraged to apply. If the potential candidate possesses 2+ years of immigration litigation experience but does not speak a language other than English, is also encouraged to apply. Must have strong organizational skills to track and report required data about the work in a timely and accurate manner; an ability to work cooperatively with fellow staff and supervisors; the means and willingness to travel between the Buffalo office and the Batavia office (a driver’s license is required); strong oral and written advocacy skills; a willingness to work independently while also taking direction and operating as part of a team; the organizational ability required to juggle many cases efficiently; and the flexibility to handle other tasks which the attorney may be called upon to handle at VLP, such as community outreach and education.
Send a resume, a cover letter clearly explaining interest and qualifications.
Robert M. Elardo
Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Proj
237 Main St.,
Buffalo, NY 14203