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Urban Justice Center Domestic Violence Project: Immigration Attorney

The Urban Justice Center Domestic Violence Project (DVP) is seeking an immigration attorney with 0-2 years’ experience to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of intimate partner violence to provide legal representation and advocacy on immigration matters including U and T visas, SIJS, adjustment of status, VAWA Self-Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, naturalization, and removal defense. The ideal candidate will be community-oriented with a proven ability to work with teammates and clients of diverse backgrounds.

About UJC DVP

The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC’s most vulnerable citizens.  The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire an immigration attorney to work with and on behalf of survivors of intimate partner violence. DVP’s mission is to help survivors and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider intimate partner violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation.  Our work focuses on providing legal, advocacy and supportive services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect survivors’ human rights. To accomplish this, our Team provides survivors with legal representation in Immigration, NYC Family and NYC Integrated Domestic Violence Courts; expert support through advocacy, case management, crisis counseling, and empowerment groups; and educate communities and systems through on-going intimate partner violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City. 

Job Responsibilities

The immigration staff attorney, who reports to the supervising immigration attorney, is responsible for the following:

  • Zealously representing non-citizen survivors in their immigration matters
  • Outreach, education, and know-your-rights through New York City
  • Building and fostering collaborative relationships with other CBOs
  • Training and oversight of interns and volunteers
  • Mentorship of pro bono attorneys on immigration matters and relief
  • Maintaining statistics and funding requirements as needed


Requirements and Qualifications

  • Admission to US State or DC bar mandatory. 
  • Fluency in Spanish or another community language required.


·        Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and trauma.

  • Deep experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and highly motivated to cultivate new linkages.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Aptitude for intense and thorough negotiation and advocacy.
  • Ability to respond sensitively to clients’ urgent needs.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in diverse situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Interest and proclivity in working within a multi-disciplinary framework.
  • Able to travel between boroughs.
  • Able to work evenings if necessary.


Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous vacation, medical and dental benefits are provided.   This is a bargaining unit position represented for collective bargaining purposes by the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW, Local 2230.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references via email to Joy Ziegeweid, Esq., Supervising Immigration Attorney at jziegeweid@urbanjustice.org.  Please write “IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY” in the subject heading. Please do not contact us via telephone or fax. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Urban Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer.  

Urban Justice Center Domestic Violence Project: Immigration Attorney

The Urban Justice Center Domestic Violence Project (DVP) is seeking an immigration attorney with 0-2 years’ experience to work within a legal-psychosocial framework…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 6, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$62,000 - $67,000Salary Commensurate with Experience

Benefits

Generous vacation, medical and dental benefits are provided.  This is a bargaining unit position represented for collective bargaining purposes by the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW, Local 2230.

Generous vacation, medical and dental benefits are provided.  This is a bargaining unit position represented for collective bargaining purposes by the National Organization of…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in Spanish or other communitgty language

Fluent in Spanish or other communitgty language

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references via email to Joy Ziegeweid, Esq., Supervising Immigration Attorney at jziegeweid@urbanjustice.org.  Please write “IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY” in the subject heading. Please do not contact us via telephone or fax. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Urban Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer.  

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references via email to Joy Ziegeweid, Esq., Supervising Immigration Attorney at jziegeweid@urbanjustice.org.  Please write…

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