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Senior Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

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Date Last Verified

Sep 01, 2021

Valid Through

Dec 15, 2021

Posted on

Jun 16, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

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Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Senior Staff Attorney, Non-Citizen Client Project
The candidate will be reviewing pertinent criminal and immigration court client records to assess the immigration consequences of client convictions; Establishing and improving internal protocols for the office’s holistic representation of non-citizen clients; Providing support for and advice to other attorneys regarding the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and the general needs of our non-citizen clients; Working with support staff, clients, and court personnel to collect documents and records necessary to perform analysis regarding client criminal history on immigration status; Representing non-citizen clients in direct appeals, state post-conviction relief, and other advocacy through motion practice and negotiation of immigration-safer dispositions. Juris Doctorate; Must be admitted to practice in New York courts; Commitment to public defense and holistic representation of indigent clients; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Post-law school experience in removal defense and/or in immigration court is strongly preferred; Fluency in languages other than English is also strongly preferred.

Company info

Margaret Knight
Recruitment Director
Office of Appellate Defender
45 W 45th Street
Suite 7
New York City, NY 10036-4602


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