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Staff Attorney - Immigration Law Unit

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Rochester, NY, United States

Staff Attorney - Immigration Law Unit

Attorney

Full-time

No

Organization

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY

Organization Overview:

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring dignity, equality, and fairness for all individuals. With over 100 years of experience, LASROC provides free legal services to low- and middle-income individuals in various areas of law, including immigration. LASROC is the proud recipient of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorney’s 2022 Family Friendly Award, demonstrating their commitment to creating a supportive and inclusive work environment.

Job Title:

Staff Attorney - Immigration Law Unit

Job Summary:

The Staff Attorney in the Immigration Law Unit will be responsible for providing direct legal representation to low- and middle-income immigrants on a variety of immigration issues. This includes citizenship applications, waivers of the oath of citizenship for immigrants with a disability, green card applications, Asylum applications, DACA applications, and more. The Attorney will also provide representation to individuals in removal proceedings and will travel within New York State and the Finger Lakes Region. This position is based in the Legal Aid office in Rochester, NY.

Responsibilities:

Draft and review legal pleadings, motions, and papers
Conduct disclosure and investigation and file motions
Consult and negotiate with other counsel and parties
Represent clients at all appearances, hearings, and proceedings
File notices of appeal, settle orders and records, and represent clients in post-dispositional proceedings
Provide community outreach, education, and training
Review the work of assigned support staff
Transcribe complete and accurate case notes through LegalServer
Conduct legal research as needed
Stay updated on legislative changes and case law through Continuing Legal Education training
Attend and participate in meetings and gatherings with colleagues and community partners
Provide legal support to other programs when necessary

Requirements:

Juris Doctor degree and admission to any state bar, or awaiting admission
Prior experience in immigration law, NYS Criminal law, or Federal/Administrative law preferred
Ability to communicate in a language other than English is a plus
High level of initiative, self-motivation, and organization
Excellent legal research, writing, and negotiating skills
Ability to effectively articulate thoughts and ideas
Respectful and empathetic consideration for clients
Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and community partners
Access to reliable transportation

Benefits:

Hybrid work schedule
Paid lunch hour
Employer contributions towards health and dental insurance plans
15 days of vacation to start (more based on experience)
96 hours of sick leave
32 hours of personal time
14 paid holidays per year
$600 per year internet stipend
3% match on 401(k) or Roth 401(k) plan
5% language differential for proficiency in a program-relevant language
Professional development opportunities
Qualification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Organization's Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunities:

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The organization prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Application Process:

To apply for the position of Staff Attorney in the Immigration Law Unit at the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, please fill out the online application form available on the organization's website. The application will require you to provide personal and contact information, along with your resume and cover letter. The organization also asks for information on your eligibility to work in the United States and your admission to the New York State Bar, if applicable. The application also includes optional questions regarding gender, ethnicity, disability, and veteran status, which are not used as selection criteria.

Location:

This position is based in Rochester, New York, but will require travel within New York State and the Finger Lakes Region.

Department:

The Staff Attorney will be a part of the Immigration Law Unit at the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY.

Employment Type:

This is a full-time position with a hybrid work schedule.

Experience Level:

Entry-level, with some prior experience in immigration law preferred.

Compensation:

The salary for this position ranges from $70,000 to $82,000, based on experience.

Organization:

In this job posting, the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY is referred to as the organization or LASROC.

other requirements:

consistently operate office equipment such as a computer, photocopier, and fax machine. this policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. apply for this position
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are you an american citizen, lawful permanent resident of the united states, temporary resident, refugee, or asylee? if no, please answer the next two questions. what are your gender pronouns?
are you admitted to the new york state bar?
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Organization

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY

Organization Overview:

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring dignity, equality, and fairness for all individuals. With over 100 years of experience, LASROC provides free legal services to low- and middle-income individuals in various areas of law, including immigration. LASROC is the proud recipient of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorney’s 2022 Family Friendly Award, demonstrating their commitment to creating a supportive and inclusive work environment.

Job Title:

Staff Attorney - Immigration Law Unit

Job Summary:

The Staff Attorney in the Immigration Law Unit will be responsible for providing direct legal representation to low- and middle-income immigrants on a variety of immigration issues. This includes citizenship applications, waivers of the oath of citizenship for immigrants with a disability, green card applications, Asylum applications, DACA applications, and more. The Attorney will also provide representation to individuals in removal proceedings and will travel within New York State and the Finger Lakes Region. This position is based in the Legal Aid office in Rochester, NY.

Responsibilities:

Draft and review legal pleadings, motions, and papers
Conduct disclosure and investigation and file motions
Consult and negotiate with other counsel and parties
Represent clients at all appearances, hearings, and proceedings
File notices of appeal, settle orders and records, and represent clients in post-dispositional proceedings
Provide community outreach, education, and training
Review the work of assigned support staff
Transcribe complete and accurate case notes through LegalServer
Conduct legal research as needed
Stay updated on legislative changes and case law through Continuing Legal Education training
Attend and participate in meetings and gatherings with colleagues and community partners
Provide legal support to other programs when necessary

Requirements:

Juris Doctor degree and admission to any state bar, or awaiting admission
Prior experience in immigration law, NYS Criminal law, or Federal/Administrative law preferred
Ability to communicate in a language other than English is a plus
High level of initiative, self-motivation, and organization
Excellent legal research, writing, and negotiating skills
Ability to effectively articulate thoughts and ideas
Respectful and empathetic consideration for clients
Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and community partners
Access to reliable transportation

Benefits:

Hybrid work schedule
Paid lunch hour
Employer contributions towards health and dental insurance plans
15 days of vacation to start (more based on experience)
96 hours of sick leave
32 hours of personal time
14 paid holidays per year
$600 per year internet stipend
3% match on 401(k) or Roth 401(k) plan
5% language differential for proficiency in a program-relevant language
Professional development opportunities
Qualification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Organization's Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunities:

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The organization prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Application Process:

To apply for the position of Staff Attorney in the Immigration Law Unit at the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, please fill out the online application form available on the organization's website. The application will require you to provide personal and contact information, along with your resume and cover letter. The organization also asks for information on your eligibility to work in the United States and your admission to the New York State Bar, if applicable. The application also includes optional questions regarding gender, ethnicity, disability, and veteran status, which are not used as selection criteria.

Location:

This position is based in Rochester, New York, but will require travel within New York State and the Finger Lakes Region.

Department:

The Staff Attorney will be a part of the Immigration Law Unit at the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY.

Employment Type:

This is a full-time position with a hybrid work schedule.

Experience Level:

Entry-level, with some prior experience in immigration law preferred.

Compensation:

The salary for this position ranges from $70,000 to $82,000, based on experience.

Organization:

In this job posting, the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY is referred to as the organization or LASROC.

Salary
USD 600 Annually

Additional info

other requirements:

consistently operate office equipment such as a computer, photocopier, and fax machine. this policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. apply for this position
first name
last name
email
phone
address
city
state
zip
country
cover letter
no file selected
resume
no file selected
date available
desired pay
website, blog, or portfolio
linkedin profile url
are you an american citizen, lawful permanent resident of the united states, temporary resident, refugee, or asylee? if no, please answer the next two questions. what are your gender pronouns?
are you admitted to the new york state bar?
yes
no
if yes, what year were you admitted?
if no, when will you be admitted?
are you admitted to the bar in another state?
yes
no
if yes, where and what year were you admitted?
please list three references with name, relationship and contact information

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