Immigration Attorney (LI)

  • Safe Passage Project
  • Long Island, New York, USA
  • Jul 22, 2020
Full time Legal

Job Description

The Immigration Attorney will be joining a group of exceptional public interest attorneys to directly impact the lives of immigrant children looking for safety and security. The Immigration Attorney will directly represent children in immigration and other related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other forms of immigration relief. The Immigration Attorney will also guide pro bono attorneys through Family Court and Immigration Court proceedings, and through representation at the Asylum Office.

This opportunity will be based in our Long Island Office, which houses a team including a Managing Attorney, five staff attorneys, a senior paralegal, 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:

  • Provide direct representation to Safe Passage Project clients;

  • Supervise and mentor pro bono attorneys with Safe Passage Project;

  • Screen immigrant children and assist in the organization of Safe Passage Project’s legal

    screenings; and

  • Provide detailed reporting statistics on each case mentored and represented directly.

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 is required;

  • Two (2) years of family law or immigration law experience;

  • Fluency in Spanish is required;

  • Excellent written, analytical, oral, organizational and time management skills;

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team in a fast-

    paced, high intensity environment;

  • Experience working with diverse communities and/or with children; and

  • A commitment to the work of Safe Passage Project and readiness to grow and learn.