Job Details

Senior Staff Attorney – Adult Detention

Company name

Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Mar 24, 2020

Valid Through

Jul 07, 2020

Posted on

Aug 01, 2019

Years of Experience

2-3 yrs required


Florence, AZ, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Senior Staff Attorney – Adult Detention
The candidate will work within the Adult Detention Program, providing direct legal representation to individuals detained at the detention centers in four different facilities in the towns of Florence and Eloy, AZ. Will serve as a trainer and mentor to Staff Attorneys and Legal Assistants on this team. This includes co-chairing legal representation with staff attorneys before the Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Work with the Managing Attorney to develop systems associated with intakes, case distribution, and allocation of resources to cases. Provide 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. May also mentor law student interns and other volunteers, and participate in related advocacy and outreach projects. Fluency or advanced proficiency in Spanish is required. Must be licensed to practice law in any state. Preferred 2-3 years of experience in immigration law, removal defense, and/or any relevant legal work related. Must have a demonstrated commitment to immigration issues and public interest law, who enjoy working in a collaborative, high volume, and energetic work environment. Prior advocacy work in immigrant rights, human rights, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice, mental health advocacy, or experience working with trauma survivors is a plus.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
300 S Main Street
PO Box 654
Florence, AZ 85232

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