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Immigration Attorney in New York City, NY

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Apr 10, 2021

Posted on

Apr 06, 2021

Years of Experience

2-4 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY, United States
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Temporary Staff Attorney, FJC Civil Legal Service Project
The candidate's duties include: Staff the FJC full-time during regular business hours when the FJC is open; Screen and advise clients who enter the Manhattan Family Justice Center seeking services; Provide consultation and representation in immigration matters, including VAWA self-petitions, U non-immigrant status/U-visa applications, battered spouse waivers, adjustment of status, removal defense, T-visas, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status; Supervise and coordinate the work of the project paralegal; Attend FJC meetings, including meetings with off-site partners and civil legal coordination meetings, staff meetings at NYLAG’s main office, and participate in coalitions and task forces addressing DV and immigration issues; Conduct educational seminars and outreach to lawyers, social workers, advocates, and the general community on immigration issues; Attend internal NYLAG meetings including with the Immigrant Protection Unit as a whole, and the FJC project team as a whole; and Administrative duties including updating NYLAG and FJC case management systems, maintaining and updated files and case notes.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate ‘must have Admission to Bar, New York State Bar preferred; 2-4 years of immigration law experience, in matters including VAWA self-petitions, non-immigrant status/U-visa applications and/or battered spouse waivers; Experience working with victims of domestic violence and gender-based violence; Fluency in Spanish highly preferred; Should have demonstrated commitment to public interest work and excellent written, oral and analytical skills.

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