The Unaccompanied Minors Program serves unaccompanied immigrant children who are detained temporarily by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in juvenile facilities in the lower Hudson Valley, Long Island, and New York City. The staff attorney will work with a team to provide services to children who are, or have been, in ORR detention. The position includes extensive contact with youth, including youth who have suffered abuse, abandonment, neglect, or other trauma. ... read more
Our legal team is seeking an Associate Attorney with excellent written and oral communication skills with 2+ years of immigration experience in family, removal defense, and litigation cases in Immigration court.
Represent clients at the Immigration Court on for Master and Individual hearings; adjustment of status, naturalization, and asylum interviews.
Remain current on federal and state laws, regulations, and practices affecting the compa... read more
Staff Attorney Per-diem
The candidate will provide direct representation to clients in the State’s Municipal Courts and in various civil matters (family, immigration, other) throughout the state. Update digital and paper legal files with recordings of all case work practice. Interact in community with other members of Covenant House’s service team to coordinate wraparound service provision. Degree from an accredited law school and admission to the New Jersey Bar is req... read more
The candidate will supervise a team of highly trained firm volunteer Advocates. Will provide supportive and constructive guidance and oversight to volunteers in developing case assessments, case plans and advocacy strategies to ensure that children have their needs met while in foster care move out of foster care as quickly as possible. Provide direct case management and advocacy when volunteers are not available, or on cases requiring higher-level supp...
Designated Felony Assistant Corporation Counsel
The candidate handle major cases in NYC Family Court in Bronx County. This includes firearms cases as well as burglaries, robberies, serious assaults and homicides. As part of the Raise the Age initiative, this attorney will be expected to handle removals from the Youth Part of the Superior Court for both juvenile and adolescent offenders, as well as designated felonies that originate in Family Court. Would be expected to par...
Family Defense Practice - Staff Attorneys
The candidate will provides multi-disciplinary and client-centered criminal, family, and immigration defense, as well as civil legal services, social work support and advocacy for tens of thousands of clients in Brooklyn every year. Represents low-income parents in child welfare cases in Brooklyn Family Court. Must be admitted to the NYS Bar and have child welfare or related experience. Should have strong litigation and written and...
The candidate will handle matrimonial matters. Must have good writing and communication skills and be able to work independently and in a team. Should preferably have 2+ years experience. Must be NYS admitted attorney.
Staff Attorney, Family Defense Practice
Candidate will: Represent parents in Family Court who are respondents in Article 10 and Termination of Parental Rights proceedings, as part of interdisciplinary legal teams. Will also pursue interim appeals on behalf of clients. Providing clients with high quality legal defense, objectives of the teams include keeping children out of foster care, shortening lengths of stay for children in foster care, promoting quality visiting arran...
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Family Defense Practice - Entry Level Staff Attorneys
The candidate are expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills; to work well in a team; and to thrive in a fast-paced, client-centered litigation practice. Spanish speakers or those with other language skills are strongly encouraged to apply. Responsibilities: FDP has a high volume, client-centered litigation-focused practice. Attorneys spend most of their days in court and frequently conduct hearing...
The candidate work for Legal Division – Family Court. Will be assigned a mentor in their division. Participate in a week-long orientation program (“The ABC's for ACCs”). Tort and Family Court attorneys have individualized classroom training in preparation for courtroom appearances. Most litigating ACCs will also be invited to participate in week-long civil trial advocacy program, designed specifically for the kind of cases handled by the office. ...
Duties: Provide direct representation, advocacy and screenings for domestic violence victims. Conducts community outreach and education, and collaborates with other agencies to advocate for systematic change and will work out of the NYC Family Justice Center. Represents victims of domestic violence in family law litigation, including family offense, custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and matrimonial cases. Screens, advises and advocates for c...
Staff Attorney - Domestic Violence Law Project
The candidate will be using autonomy and independence, provides legal representation to domestic violence victims in matrimonial, family offense, custody, visitation and child support cases. Will represent victims in all stages of litigation. Also conducts presentations and trainings to internal and external audiences including community-based organizations and other service based providers on domestic violence and the law. Wo...
Duties: Works independently to litigate family and matrimonial cases throughout City from intake to trial; Conducts in depth interviews with victims of domestic violence, compiles history and investigates to corroborate allegations. Drafts all legal documents and makes all court appearances with victims of domestic violence. Prepares witnesses and client for court appearances. Responsible for assisting clients with a holistic range of services, including adv...