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Immigration Staff Attorney Positions – Buffalo, New York

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Prisoners' Legal Services of New York | Buffalo, NY
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Prisoners' Legal Services of New York


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Published 13 days ago

July 31, 2020

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) is seeking the immediate hire of immigration attorneys in its Buffalo office. Attorneys will provide free legal representation to individuals incarcerated in New York State prisoners in removal proceedings in the Institutional Hearing Program (IHP), and to individuals in immigration detention at the Albany and Clinton County Jails, whose cases are calendared at the Batavia Immigration Court in Batavia, NY. 


Overview

PLS is a non-profit legal services organization providing civil legal services to indigent individuals in New York State correctional facilities in cases where no other counsel is available. Founded in 1976 in response to the Attica uprising, PLS has regional offices in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca and Plattsburgh.


As part of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), PLS provides free legal representation to non-citizens incarcerated in New York State prison facing immigration removal proceedings under the Institutional Hearing Program (IHP) and individuals in immigration detention at the Albany and Clinton County Jails. These proceedings take place at the Bedford Hills, Downstate, and Ulster Immigration Courts, located inside New York State correctional facilities in upstate New York and at the Batavia Immigration Court in Batavia, NY. 

Job Description

The ideal candidate would have strong research, writing, and oral advocacy skills; the ability to work in a collaborative and dynamic team environment; excellent organizational skills; and a commitment to serving indigent clients convicted of crimes. Clinical or professional background in immigration and / or criminal law is preferred. 

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) is seeking the immediate hire of immigration attorneys in its Buffalo office. Attorneys will provide free legal representation to individuals incarcerated in New York State prisoners in removal…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Salary and Benefits & EEO Policy

Salary is commensurate with experience. PLS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, pregnancy or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. 

Salary and Benefits & EEO Policy

Salary is commensurate with experience. PLS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, short and long-term…

Level of Language Proficiency

Languages

Fluency in Spanish is preferred. Please note all language skills and level of proficiency in your application.

Languages

Fluency in Spanish is preferred. Please note all language skills and level of proficiency in your application.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and at least three (3) references by mail or email to: Patricia Kane, Prisoners’ Legal Services of NY, 41 State St., Suite M112, Albany, NY 12207 or to pkane@plsny.org. Include “PLS Immigration Attorney” in the subject line along with your preference for office location. No phone calls please.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and at least three (3) references by mail or email to: Patricia Kane, Prisoners’ Legal Services of NY, 41 State St., Suite…

Location

14 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203

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