Supervising Attorney

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


About the Role

The Supervising Attorney will be joining a small group of exceptional public interest attorneys to directly impact the lives of immigrant children looking for safety and security. The Supervising Attorney will supervise a team of attorneys and a paralegal in providing legal representation in immigration and other related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other forms of immigration relief. The Supervising Attorney will also mentor pro bono attorneys doing similar work and will participate in the leadership of Safe Passage Project. This position reports to Deputy Executive Director Desireé Hernández.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise and manage a team of attorneys and a paralegal representing minors in removal proceedings before the Executive Offices for Immigration Review (EOIR) in New York, Asylum Office, USCIS, and Family Court;
  • Supervise and mentor pro bono attorneys representing minors 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 supervised, mentored, and represented directly;
  • 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
  • 4 or more years’ experience as an attorney, preferably with 3 or more years of experience in immigration law
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team in a fastpaced, high intensity environment
  • Excellent written, analytical, oral, organizational and time management skills
  • Interest in management and developing management skills to further the organization’s mission
  • Spanish language skills (preferred)
  • Experience working with diverse communities (preferred)
  • Experience working with children (preferred)
  • A commitment to the work of Safe Passage Project and readiness to grow and learn with the Safe Passage Project team

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish (preferred)

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

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

Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and how you found out about the position, to with the subject line “Supervising Attorney”.