Staff Attorney, Immigration Intervention Project, BFJC

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


The Staff Attorney is an integral part of the Immigration Intervention Project, a legal services project that represents over 1,000 survivors of gender-based violence each year in immigration matters. Representation is provided in-house, as well as through the mentoring of volunteer attorneys. In addition, through trainings and participation in the immigration and gender-based violence advocacy communities of New York, the Staff Attorney educates the public, the social service and law enforcement communities, and politicians about issues pertinent to immigrant survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence.

  • Represent immigrant survivors of gender-based violence in affirmative and defensive immigration matters filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Department of State, and federal courts.
  • Screen immigrant survivors of domestic violence at the New York City Family Justice Center for eligibility for immigration options and for representation.
  • Supervise pro bono attorneys and legal interns representing immigrant survivors of gender-based violence in immigration matters filed with federal administrative bodies and federal courts.
  • Implement project goals.
  • Serve as immigration law resource for partner agencies at the New York City Family Justice Center in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Represent Sanctuary for Families at the New York City Family Justice Center, community events, and on political and advocacy committees and task forces.
  • Collaborate with district attorney's offices, other government agencies, and community based organizations to improve systemic responses to survivors of gender-based violence; educate and provide technical assistance concerning immigration issues affecting immigrant survivors.
  • Contribute to Sanctuary's efforts to educate the public, the law enforcement and social service communities and politicians about issues pertinent to immigrant battered women; develop written materials and curriculum for such purposes.
  • Perform any other Department or agency-related duties or special projects as needed.

  • Law degree
  • Minimum 2 years immigration experience
  • Admitted to practice law in a U.S. state or the District of Columbia
  • Expected to be admitted to practice law in New York State
  • Excellent judgment
  • Strong writing, research and analytical skills; strong communication and group leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish required.

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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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