Senior Immigration Attorney - Long Island

$78,000 - $94,000 yearly
  • Safe Passage Project
  • Remote (We are temporarily remote)
  • Apr 12, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

About the Role

The Senior Immigration Attorney (Long Island) will be joining a group of exceptional public interest attorneys to directly impact the lives of immigrant children looking for safety and security. The Senior Immigration Attorney will mentor pro bono attorneys in providing legal representation in immigration and other related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other forms of immigration relief. 

This opportunity will be based in our Long Island Office, which houses a team including 6 staff attorneys, 2 paralegals, and a social worker, as well as interns and volunteer pro-bono attorneys, all of whom work together to support our young clients and meet their need for immigration legal services.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise and mentor pro bono attorneys with Safe Passage Project;
  • Represent immigrant clients in similar proceedings;
  • Collaborate with Senior Staff in the analysis and creation of legal strategies;
  • Contribute to the creation of policies and strategies for Safe Passage Project;
  • Supervise and provide detailed reporting statistics on each case mentored and represented directly; and
  • Prepare trainings and materials to present at Safe Passage Project trainings.

Qualifications: The strongest candidates for this position will have most, though likely not all, of the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • J.D. degree and admission to New York State Bar (required);
  • Four (4) or more years of immigration law experience;
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment;
  • Excellent written, analytical, oral, organizational, and time management skills;
  • Spanish language skills (preferred);
  • Experience working with diverse communities and/or with young people; and
  • A commitment to the work of Safe Passage Project and readiness to grow and learn with the Safe Passage Project team.

Compensation and Benefits:

Safe Passage Project offers competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. In addition, Safe Passage Project offers a flexible work environment, including the opportunity to work from home, flexible hours, unlimited time off, and 12 weeks of paid family leave. The team works on a beautiful campus at a terrific office location in Tribeca and every employee has access to support for professional development. Safe Passage Project is proud to have a top-down, bottom-up commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Salary: $78,000 - $94,000

How to Apply:

Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, to with the subject line “Senior Immigration Attorney - Long Island.”

Safe Passage Project is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.