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The Pro Bono Supervising Attorney is one of several attorneys in the Division’s pro bono program staff reporting to the Pro Bono Legal Manager and the Special Projects Director. Each Pro Bono Supervising Attorney administers and coordinates various pro bono program functions, including: participation at community legal clinics; intake and assessment of cases for placement; engagement in matching process; and substantive mentorship and technical assistance for all cases under their supervision. Pro Bono Supervising Attorney will be available to train, mentor, advise and supervise pro bono volunteer advocates including: firm attorneys, general counsel, solo practitioners, law students, fellows, etc.; and will maintain a caseload secondary to and dependent on supervision needs. The Pro Bono Supervising Attorney will also keep staff updated about changes in laws, procedures and policies relevant to immigrants, and will assist in developing legal strategies to address emerging issues. Also includes, as appropriate and necessary, directed advocacy, program development, program representation with public and private stakeholders, limited teaching/speaking.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
The position will require the lawyer to perform case work at CCCS’ main immigration office, other sites, and in immigration and family courts. The position requires willingness to travel throughout the Archdiocese. Days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to 5 PM Monday - Friday. Additional evening/weekend hours may be required to meet court and/or program deadlines or client needs.
Working conditions and physical demands required:
The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Education and/or experience required:
Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:
Salary range: 65-75K
Catholic Charities Community Services
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York assists the poor and vulnerable through an extensive federation of more than 100 human service agencies and programs. Formally established in 1917, Catholic Charities developed into a federation of administered, sponsored and affiliated agencies. This federation of agencies, diverse in governance, administration and funding, stands united by a common vision of human dignity and service. Catholic Charities offers service to those of all religions with almost any human need. Catholic Charities serves the homeless, the hungry, the physically, mentally and emotionally challenged. We offer programs for youth, neglected children, the elderly, immigrants, and those living with HIV/AIDS. Catholic Charities collaborates with parishes and non-Catholic and Catholic partners in order to fulfill its commitment to building a compassionate and just society. Catholic Charities serves the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, and ten counties of the New York metropolitan area including: Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Putnam.