Summary of Principal Responsibilities
The Supervising Attorney is responsible for: Supervision and support of Legal Services Staff; direct legal representation; participation in statewide and nationwide advocacy activities; participation in immigrant rights program services; participation in program planning, strategic direction and development activities.
Essential Functions/Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of the Supervising Attorney include the following:
- Provide training, supervision and support to AFSC Staff Attorneys, BIA Accredited Representatives and Legal Assistants as assigned. Ensure quality legal service provision and staff development.
- Provide consultation and direct representation in immigration matters, particularly family and humanitarian based immigration relief such as VAWA, U-visas, and others. Manage caseload and maintain client files in good order, including photocopying applications, letters, supporting documentation, and follow up work. Maintain client and case information in LawLogix.
- Oversee the program’s relationship with the Essex Co. Family Justice Center and other state Domestic Violence/sexual assault service providers.
- Represent AFSC at regional and national meetings.
- Participate in meetings with government, private and non-profit stakeholders on immigration issues.
- Work with AFSC’s social work staff, interns and volunteers to meet clients’ social service needs.
- Assist in recruiting and supervise program interns and volunteers.
- Compile quarterly narrative and statistical reports regarding case consultation and case representation. Assist in the preparation of AFSC quarterly reports and reports to funding sources.
- Conduct presentations on immigration issues to the general public.
- Conduct trainings to service providers on immigration law and policy.
- Respond to the media.
- Participate in program planning, strategic direction and development activities for the Immigrant Rights Program with senior staff.
- Collaborate with organizing staff in influencing local and federal policies such as enforcement programs and immigration reform.
- Participate in AFSC staff meetings and case reviews.
Education: Admission to a state bar required.
- Five Years’ experience with immigration law and procedures, with experience working with low-income immigrants and survivors of domestic violence.
- Minimum one year supervisory experience.
- Fluency in written and oral English and Spanish.
- Strong written and oral communication skills including public speaking.
- Self-motivated, detail oriented, well organized, able to prioritize assignments and work load.
- Familiarity with software applications in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Word and LawLogix.
Other Required Skills and Abilities:
- Commitment to Quaker values and testimonies. Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.
- Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations, of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
For consideration, please complete the online application at www.afsc.org/job-center.