Supervising Attorney, Immigrant Survivors Project
- Job posted by Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC)
Details: Competitive, based on experience
112 Pleasant Acres Road
The Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC)’s Immigrant Survivors Project (ISP) offers victim-centered legal services to immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other similar crimes through a mobile law office model of service delivery throughout Pennsylvania.
- Manage ISP Attorney/DOJ Accredited Representatives; oversee south central PA client caseload and supervise all non-client matters; assist in recruitment and training of staff, interns, volunteers, and other staff as needed.
- Provide legal supervision for ISP client caseload of foreign-born victims; ISP staff provides immigration legal assistance and representation to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other similar crimes leveraging the protections allowed in law through VAWA, T-Visas, U-Visas, and related forms of relief.
- Provide information to victims about victim rights, victim compensation benefits, and the criminal justice system.
- Provide direct legal services to immigrant survivors with own caseload.
- Refer clients to victim service agencies and other community resources, as needed.
- Conduct outreach in south central PA through participation in relevant community and stakeholder meetings and through participation in legal clinics as needed; Maintain and cultivate relationships with program partners, governmental agencies, nonprofit providers, and other stakeholders.
- Provide training opportunities and CLEs, technical assistance, and mentoring to volunteer attorneys, as needed.
- Work closely with the ISP Project Director and Executive Director to ensure compliance with contract and grant requirements for PIRC’s Programs.
Qualifications and Experience
- Law degree and licensed to practice law before the bar of any state in the U.S. Three or more years’ experience in immigration law required.
- Experience in employee training, supervision, delegation, and conflict management preferred.
- Experience with forms of relief under immigration law (particularly in VAWA, TVisas, and U-Visas) for the immigrant survivor population preferred. Prior experience working with survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault preferred.
- Passion for PIRC's mission and demonstrated commitment to immigration issues and public interest law.
- Strong time management and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to plan in changing environment.
- Goal-oriented with ability to take initiative with planning, coordinating and leading program on logistics and vision. Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks without extensive supervision.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent legal research and writing skills.
- Ability to travel within multi- county service area to provide services.
The staff at PIRC are its greatest strength. At PIRC, staff work in a collaborative environment that encourages the sharing of ideas and victories, no matter the how large or small. PIRC offers a comprehensive benefits package including simple IRA, health/dental/vison and life insurance as well as generous paid leave and flexible policies in a reflection of the organization’s commitment to self-care. Members of PIRC are passionate, intelligent, and hardworking individuals all committed to the common cause of providing access to justice for immigrants.
Level of Language Proficiency
Fluency in Spanish (both written and verbal) required; will consider candidates bilingual in language other than Spanish.
Minimum Education Required