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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfileManaging Attorney DUTIES: Play a pivotal leadership role in the organization, at a time when advocacy for immigrants in detention could not be more critical. Will manage all direct representation in the Detention Programs and report to the Executive Director. Maintain a client caseload of detained individuals seeking relief from removal including representation before the York Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and other federal agencies and including representation of individuals found incompetent and referred to PIRC through the National Qualified Representative Program. Maintain and navigate relationships with governmental agencies, nonprofit providers and other stakeholders. Manage and supervise five Detention Programs Staff Attorneys and one paralegal, supervising all legal services. Manage training for Detained Program staff. Assist in recruitment, training and supervision of law school interns. Assist in coordinating and managing Pro Bono Program; provide training opportunities and CLEs, technical assistance, and mentoring to volunteer attorneys. Work with Executive Director to ensure compliance with contract and grant requirements. Support LOP staff attorneys in conducting Know-Your-Rights presentations, individual intakes, and pro se workshops at the immigration detention centers, as needed. Support outreach and community education and legal clinics.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Law degree and licensed to practice law before the Bar of any state in the U.S. Proficiency in Spanish (both written and verbal) required. 3-5 yearsâ€™ experience practicing immigration law, experience in removal defense preferred. Strong management and interpersonal skills; experience in working with a widerange of government, nonprofit and private stakeholders. Passion for mission and demonstrated commitment to public interest law and social justice. Strong sense of personal initiative and ability to manage multiple tasks without extensive supervision. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent legal research and writing skills.
DEADLINE: August 31, 2018
Send a cover letter, resume, three references and a brief writing sample.
Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center
Annex Building, Suite I 112 Pleasant Acres Road
P.O. Box 20339
York, PA 17402