Job Details

Supervising Attorney

Company name

New Mexico Immigrant Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 03,2019

Valid Through

Sep 16,2019

Posted on

Jan 02,2019

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Albuquerque, NM, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
  Employer Sponsored Job (Free to apply to)
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Supervising Attorney
Responsibilities: Perform supervisory responsibilities in accordance with applicable laws and the organization’s standards, including planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, creating plans for professional development, ensuring the maintenance of complete and accurate client records in the case management system, addressing complains and resolving problems for employees and program participants; Provide support, training and mentorship to pro bono attorneys, volunteers, and law student interns on immigration cases and at legal clinics and ensure that volunteers are maintaining accurate and complete case records through Legal Server for all clients and projects; Supports Pro Bono Coordinator to assess attorney volunteer skills and staff capacity and expertise to ensure best possible volunteer experience. Conduct regular case audits of staff cases; Update and develop substantive training materials Conduct training for pro bono attorneys, staff attorneys and paralegals in a variety of cases and projects; Provide training and oversee the work of volunteer attorneys and non-lawyer volunteers; Review the merit of potential pro bono cases and resolve client problems and complaints. Provides legal representation to immigrants in immigration and other matters; Provide direct counsel and direct assistance to clients in complex cases with high potential for impact, such as those seeking relief from removal, appeals (cases that would not be appropriate for volunteers or newer staff attorneys); Identifies legal advocacy issues and legal service delivery needs and confer regularly with staff and partner organizations to address them; Foster collaborative relationships with law firms, legal service providers, immigrant service providers, and advocacy organizations and represent as needed to these agencies.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree or equivalent legal experience and license to practice law in any state or district of the U.S.; 2+ years of immigration law experience and one year of supervisory experience. Experience in the non-profit field preferred; Bilingual Spanish and English required; Excellent written, analytical, oral and organizational and time management skills; Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and social justice issues; Family, employment, business, and criminal law knowledge and/or experience is a plus; Experience working with volunteers, immigrant communities, and/or in detention center settings is a plus; Experience with policy, advocacy and/or systems change work is a plus; High emotional intelligence and relational skills; must consistently demonstrate teamwork and positive day-to-day work relationships and interactions with staff, stakeholders, government officials and community members; listens and maintains open to other’s ideas; can facilitate team members bringing up different perspectives in a respectful way; effective at resolving interpersonal conflict Managing people: Supportive approach to supervision; Approachable, easy to work with and consult with. Strong commitment to mentorship, ability to identify strengths in supervisees/mentees, and ability to create atmosphere of encouragement and support among supervisees/mentees. Fosters quality focus in others; continually aims to improve processes and services; continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
625 Silver Ave. SW,
Suite 410
Albuquerque, NM 87194

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