Details: Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and are within the general range of salaries for public interest organizations
211 State Street
The Center for Children’s Advocacy’s (CCA) Immigrant Children’s Justice Project (ICJP) has an opening for a full-time Project attorney.
The ICJP employs legal services, training and system reform advocacy to help immigrant children and youth gain immigration status and access systems that provide them with critical education and support services. Click here for more information about the ICJP. The ICJP is based in CCA’s Bridgeport office.
The ICJP attorney will:
• Provide legal consultation and representation to immigrant children and youth regarding immigration (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status), access to bilingual and English language learner (ELL) education, and special education issues.
• Staff, part-time, on-site legal clinics at a high school in Bridgeport and a high school in Norwalk and work with school administrators to coordinate the legal clinics with other school services and schedules.
• Collaborate with other CCA attorneys to screen clients for immigration issues.
• Manage and provide training and technical assistance to CCA’s corps of pro bono attorneys who represent immigrant youth in immigration matters.
• Provide legal rights training to immigrant youth, families, advocates and community providers.
• Respond to legal questions from school systems and community providers about supporting immigrant youth.
• Produce legal information materials for youth and community providers.
• Collaborate with other immigrant advocacy organizations to bring information and legal services to immigrant youth and families and advocate for systemic change.
• Identify systemic problems impacting immigrant youth and engage in system reform advocacy, including litigation, administrative advocacy and legislative advocacy as necessary.
• Supervise the Project paralegal.
Candidates should have:
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
• Two or more years of related experience
• Speaking, reading and writing fluency in Spanish is preferred
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and are within the general range of salaries for public interest organizations
Level of Language Proficiency
Speaking, reading and writing fluency in Spanish is preferred
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, email cover letter and detailed resume to Martha Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
CCA is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.