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Family Defense Staff Attorney

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Americans for Immigrant Justice
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Virginia Gardens, FL

Americans for Immigrant Justice


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Published 13 days ago

Salary commensurate with experience

Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) seeks an immigration attorney for our Family Defense Program.


About Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice):

Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice), a not-for-profit law firm founded in 1996 to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants, has a multicultural and a multilingual staff. AI Justice has represented clients from around the world and is recognized as a powerful advocate and national leader for immigrants' rights. AI Justice works closely with traditional civil rights organizations as well as with grassroots organizations and local, state and national government officials to effect positive change in immigration policies.


About the Family Defense Program:

The Family Defense Program (FDP) informs and empowers immigrants, particularly mixed-status families and long-time residents whose futures are uncertain. With its signature combination of community outreach, education, and direct representation, FDP staff fight to keep Florida families safe and together.


Through legal screening clinics and Know Your Rights presentations, the FDP team bridges gaps in access to legal services and dispels rampant misinformation. With help from our network of pro bono attorneys and volunteers, staff have served thousands of immigrants, often helping them on their pathway to permanent residency and citizenship through direct representation.


Responsibilities: Provide legal representation for Family Defense Program eligible clients in immigration proceedings before the Immigration Court; appellate proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals; and proceedings before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The Staff Attorney will represent clients seeking immigration benefits, including but not limited to asylum, family petitions, cancellation of removal, and/or U nonimmigrant status. Evaluate cases for relief and provide legal consultations and referrals to other nonprofit organizations or private attorneys for full representation. Staff Attorney will also provide Know Your Rights Presentations in the community, conduct outreach, and assist with planning and execution of legal screening clinics.


Qualifications:

·      Must be an active member in good standing of any State Bar.

·      Fully bilingual, including reading and writing, in English and Spanish is required.

·      Preference for experience in immigration law, including experience with removal defense, family immigration, asylum, and/or U visa cases.

·      Preference for experience working with survivors of trauma.

·      Strong writing, research and analytical skills; strong communication and group leadership skills.

·      Interest in policy advocacy at the national level.

·      Excellent presentation skills for community outreach, education and training.

·      Ability to work independently and under pressure.

·      Ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural and professional backgrounds.

·      Must have own transportation.

·      Must be willing to submit to an extensive background check, including FBI, statewide repository, and sex offender registry checks.


EDUCATION:

·      JD degree required.

·      Membership in good standing of any state bar.


Benefits:

AI Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health, vision, and dental coverage; 15 paid days of vacation leave; 12 paid holidays; 10 paid health leave days; and 3% employer contribution to 403(b) retirement plan after 1 year of employment.

Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) seeks an immigration attorney for our Family Defense Program.


About Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice):

Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice), a not-for-profit law firm founded in…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Doctorate (PhD) Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

AI Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health, vision, and dental coverage; 15 paid days of vacation leave; 12 paid holidays; 10 paid health leave days; and 3% employer contribution to 403(b) retirement plan after 1 year of employment.

AI Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health, vision, and dental coverage; 15 paid days of vacation leave; 12 paid holidays; 10 paid health leave…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fully bilingual, including reading and writing, in English and Spanish is required.

Fully bilingual, including reading and writing, in English and Spanish is required.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
6355 Northwest 36th Street, Suite 2201, Virginia Gardens, FL 33166

How to Apply

AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and we strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.

Please email your resume and cover letter in PDF format, with subject line "FDP PROGRAM STAFF ATTORNEY" to: info@aijustice.org

Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview and submit references.

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and we strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities, and other…

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