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Immigration Staff Attorney The candidate will handle a variety of mostly non-detained cases which might include asylum, T Visas, U Visas, unaccompanied minors, and VAWA matters. The person will also provide technical advice and training for criminal law public defenders and assigned counsel regarding the immigration implications of the criminal charges being faced and/or considered in plea bargaining. Will be admitted to practice law in New York and have 2 yearsâ€™ experience in criminal immigration law. Spanish is preferred. Also required are strong organizational skills to track and report required data about the work in a timely and accurate manner; an ability to work cooperatively with fellow staff and supervisors; the means and willingness to travel between the Buffalo office and the Batavia office, and occasionally to different locations in the eight counties of Western New York, as needed (a driverâ€™s license is required); strong oral and written advocacy skills; a willingness to work independently while also taking direction and operating as part of a team; the organizational ability required to juggle many cases efficiently; and the flexibility to handle other tasks which the attorney may be called upon to handle at VLP, such as community outreach and education.
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Company infoRobert M. Elardo