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Years of Experience
Managing Attorney The candidate will provide supportive leadership to a team of attorneys, legal interns, and a pro se community immigration clinic based at multipurpose community center. Will ensure that Atlas practices culturally-conscious and client-centered lawyering and helps clients understand their cases and the relevant legal procedures they navigate. Provide supportive mentoring, coaching, and supervision to a growing and passionate legal team that currently includes two staff attorneys, seasonal legal interns, and a pro se application assistance clinic led by a DOJ-accredited representative and staffed by youth legal assistants who are Atlas members. This includes conducting and arranging ongoing professional development for the legal team. Provide direct legal representation to immigrant youth, ages 14-24, and their derivatives in affirmative and defensive asylum, SIJS, U-visa, T-visa, and adjustment of status. Actively support, advise, and participate in Atlasâ€™s work in community engagement, advocacy, education, and youth development. This includes supporting community KYR presentations and legal education with our members. Work with the executive director to ensure that Atlas manages relationships directly relevant to our legal service work including with policy working groups, legal service funders, community coalitions, elected officials, and the press. Contribute to the overall direction, culture, and voice of the organization as a member of Atlasâ€™s leadership team. Ensure accurate case management and recordkeeping. Work with Atlas development and admin staff to ensure proper external reporting to relevant partners and funders. Work with executive director and administrative staff to ensure that Atlasâ€™s legal practice is in compliance and good standing with all relevant bodies and agencies. Perform other duties as required. Must have Admission to the New York State Bar and 5+ years of relevant immigration law experience, including forms of humanitarian immigration relief in both affirmative and defensive contexts. Should preferably have 1+ year of experience supervising attorneys. Experience working with immigrant youth is highly preferred. Spanish fluency spoken and written required.
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