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Temporary Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney The candidate will help develop, maintain, and oversee the provision of pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied children through the network of major law firms, corporate partners, and law schools. Will recruit, train and mentor volunteer firm and corporate attorneys to ensure effective pro bono representation of individual child clients before immigration and state courts, and immigration agencies. Conduct or oversee legal intakes and the provision of know-your-rights information to child clients. Match child clients with pro bono attorneys. Recruit, train, and provide hands-on mentorship to pro bono attorneys representing unaccompanied children in immigration matters and related family law matters. Develop and maintain updated guidance materials, sample filings, and legal training presentations. Foster and manage relationships with law firms and corporate counsel in coordination with the Director of Pro Bono Recruitment and Training. Assist in office operations, including case management, data entry and maintenance, and reports. Assist in supervision, training, and mentoring of program support staff in consultation with the Senior Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney and Managing Attorney. Participate in conferences, meetings, and trainings as needed. Position may have occasional travel.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have admission to practice law, preferably in New York, and 1-3 years of experience practicing immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas and T visas. Family law experience a plus. Should have experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma. An understanding of the private law firm and corporate pro bono culture and the ability to be a well-respected and effective representative of the program to all stakeholders is required. Should have supervisory experience, preferably in legal setting. Mentoring and training experience is needed. Spanish speaking skills are preferred.
Note: This is a temporary full time position starting immediately through May 11, 2018.
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