Staff Attorney

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $24,960
Maximum: $28,080
Details: • Hourly $40



Start Date


Application Deadline



New York
United States


Date:  August 23, 2018

Title: Staff Attorney – Part Time

Location: New York, NY

CUNY Citizenship Now! provides free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship. Our attorneys and paralegals offer one-on-one consultations to assess participants’ eligibility for legal benefits and assist them in applying when qualified. In addition to providing consultations and application assistance to the immigrant community at our centers and council member sites, we regularly hold Citizenship Events in all five boroughs to assist members of the community with citizenship and naturalization issues.


Job Summary:

Reporting to the Coordinating Attorney for the City Council Program, the Staff Attorney will provide consultations on immigration-related issues and application assistance at New York City Council member sites, and events. The Staff Attorney will primarily focus on providing legal assistance in the areas of naturalization and family based immigration law. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

·        Counsels participants on immigration law and related issues

·        Assists participants in the completion and review of immigration application/petitions

·        Reviews and authorizes release of applications and petitions completed by paralegal staff

·        Ensures that staff and volunteers are complying with work policies and procedures

·        Conducts immigration workshops and seminars to benefit staff, participants, and targeted communities

·        Interprets immigration laws, rulings, and regulations for staff and community partners

·        Analyzes complex immigration case types eg. criminal convictions and fraud

·        Ensures data and reports are compiled on the services rendered

·        Reports regularly to Coordinating Attorney on the provision of services and outreach to the community



·        Hourly $40.

·        Part time positions for 3 days/week commitment.


Level of Language Proficiency

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·        J.D. and State Bar admission

·        Some immigration experience and/or passion about immigrant issues preferred

·        Second language requirement is preferably for Spanish or Haitian Creole

·        Excellent supervisory skills including the ability to oversee and guide the work product and professional development of staff and volunteers

·        Ability to work in an open environment with limited privacy

·        Excellent communications, interpersonal, writing and legal writing skills; customer service focus

·        Flexibility, self-motivation and the ability to motivate others

·        Ability to work independently as well as with a team in order to further the mission of CCN!

·        Willingness to work on weekends and/ or occasional evenings

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Fatima Vacacela at until September 21, 2018. Subject line should read: “CN Part Time Staff Attorney” .

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.