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Litigation Staff Attorney

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Americans for Immigrant Justice | Miami, FL
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Americans for Immigrant Justice


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Published 12 days ago

Salary commensurate with experience.

Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) seeks a Staff Attorney in its Litigation Department to assist with individual and class action lawsuits in federal court. AI Justice’s Litigation Program focuses on a wide range of ground-breaking civil rights and civil liberties cases in federal court in Florida and around the U.S. AI Justice continues to be on the front lines of many of the current immigration battles. Because of its direct representation of unaccompanied children, separated families, asylum seekers in detention and other immigrants facing removal AI Justice is in the unique position to learn first-hand of the plight of immigrants and to remedy the injustices that they face.  As an active participant in the current immigration climate, AI Justice provides a vibrant practice environment for attorneys involved with direct legal services to immigrants.   AI Justice is particularly interested in candidates with federal court experience and a passion for contemporary immigration issues.   

 

Specific Responsibilities: 

 

  • The staff attorney is responsible for assisting with federal litigation preparing pleadings, motions, and briefs; conducting discovery; presenting oral arguments. 
  • Engage in pre-litigation analysis, including evaluating and following up on intakes; conducting factual investigations and legal analyses; utilizing the Freedom of Information Act; and drafting demand letters. 
  • Collaborate with attorneys in other AI Justice Departments, including Detention, Children’s Legal Program, Lucha Program and Family Defense Program.  
  • Keep up to date on and analyze legal and policy developments related to immigrant justice. 
  • Communicate regularly with clients, co-counsel, and partner organizations; 


IDEAL CANDIDATE 

 

The ideal candidate will have superlative writing and analytical skills; experience with federal court litigation, including developing cases, conducting discovery, and participating in evidentiary proceedings; and a passion for litigating impactful cases in today’s fast-moving immigration law environment. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • JD from accredited law school; 
  • Membership in good standing with the Florida Bar or willingness to sit for the Florida bar exam; 
  • Fluency in written and oral Spanish preferred; 
  • A demonstrated ability to advocate effectively, including an ability to initiate and follow through on public interest litigation; 
  • Self-motivated and an ability to work collaboratively; 
  • Excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills. 

Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) seeks a Staff Attorney in its Litigation Department to assist with individual and class action lawsuits in federal court. AI Justice’s Litigation Program focuses on a wide range of…

Details at a glance

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

Benefits

AI Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package.

AI Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in written and oral Spanish preferred

Fluency in written and oral Spanish preferred

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and references to info@aijustice.org. Please write LITIGATION STAFF ATTORNEY in the subject line. You may also mail your resume to Human Resources, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 6355 NW 36th St., Suite 2201, Miami, FL 33166. 

 

Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview. AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply. 

Submit cover letter, resume, and references to info@aijustice.org. Please write LITIGATION STAFF ATTORNEY in the subject line. You may also mail your resume to Human Resources…

Location

Miami, FL

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