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Community Legal Clinic Supervising Attorney Duties: Supervise and coordinate legal service delivery at community legal clinics. Supervision includes: advising/training pro bono volunteer advocates participating in the legal clinics; providing substantive and technical assistance for legal issues as they arise during service; issuing legal updates and guides to legal staff participating in the legal clinics; supervising and conducting client intake; evaluating matters for purposes of issue spotting; ensuring case outcomes are met; overseeing referral and placement of matters from clinics; and assisting with required reports and requests for information about program and funding proposals. Create, update, and provide comprehensive trainings, presentations and workshops, in coordination with the CLC Manager and as directed by the Special Projects Director. Update, revise, and enhance existing, as well as create new, materials for legal service provision at clinics, including: intake/screening tools, attendee materials, legal updates for staff, pro se protocols, etc., in coordination with the CLC Manager and Special Projects Director. Provides ongoing supervision on cases accepted for representation to legal fellows, paralegals, and staff attorneys serving in the Lower Hudson Valley. Maintain a sensible appropriate caseload, in light of and secondary to supervisory duties, that will include screening, advising, and representing individuals: a) facing removal proceedings or other immigration-related federal litigation matters, including, but not limited to: criminal or security grounds of inadmissibility/deportability, cancellation of removal, asylum, Board of Immigration Appeals and federal appeals practice, motion practice, etc., and b) in more specialized and complex immigration applications including, but not limited to: special juvenile immigrant petitions, VAWA petitions, U and T visa applications, deferred action, inadmissibility waivers, etc.. Develop responses and strategies in response to emerging issues; and meet regularly with Special Projects Leadership to provide progress reports. Monitor the work of CLCs through LawLogix case management, site visits, periodic file review, etc.; Comply with program reporting requirements, such as maintaining monthly statistics and case reports, and reporting to partners and stakeholders. As directed, represent at local committees, coalitions, and collaboratives; serve as a primary liaison with local elected and law enforcement representatives, with the aim of enhancing presence and voice. Maintain and update electronic files in LawLogix, as well as physical case files.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree. 2-5 years of post-JD experience in immigration law, community legal engagement/service delivery, and supervisory experience. Admission to the New York State Bar. Bilingual in English and a 2nd language preferred. Specialization in both substantive and/or regional immigrant areas. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational and computer skills. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple complex tasks. Ability to convene and lead meetings. Ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative team environment. New York State driverâ€™s license required. Ability to work in a fastâ€paced environment. Ability and experience working with diverse individuals and communities.
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