The Center for Appellate Litigation (CAL) – a 50-attorney non-profit public defender agency in New York City responsible for representing indigent criminal defendants in all aspects of post-conviction proceedings – is seeking to hire a full-time paralegal/client advocate for CAL’s Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) team.
IJP zealously pursues post-conviction relief for noncitizen clients to advance their rights and protect them from the threat of immigration incarceration and deportation as a result of their criminal conviction. Federal immigration laws are severe, and they impose incarceration and deportation—often mandatory—even for low-level offenses and even for long-time lawful permanent residents of the United States. The IJP Client Advocate is an essential member of this team, providing administrative support for the attorneys and interacting extensively with IJP clients and their families.
We seek a commitment and ability to remain in the position for at least two years, during which the advocate’s specialization may change to meet the needs of the office. Please find a description of CAL’s three client advocate specializations below.
Regardless of specialization, Client Advocate responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Although Client Advocates share many of the responsibilities listed above, CAL’s wide array of projects requires specialization from each advocate.
CAL is seeking a commitment to stay in the position for two years, during which the advocate’s specialization may change to meet the needs of the office. At the moment, we are seeking a dedicated client advocate for our Conditions of Confinement project. Please find a description of the specializations below.
At CAL, we embrace and value our staff’s diversity, and we welcome applications from people of color; people with disabilities; and people of LGBTQ+ identities. CAL is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, citizenship status, color, credit history, creed, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, marital status, partnership status, pregnancy, race, religion, salary history, sexual and reproductive health decisions, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran or active military service member, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, and sex offenses in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
The starting salary for recent college graduates will be at least $49,000; the salary for more experienced applicants will be commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package will be provided.
The Center for Appellate Litigation (CAL) – a 50-attorney non-profit public defender agency in New York City responsible for representing indigent criminal defendants in all aspects of post-conviction proceedings – is seeking to hire a…
Spanish fluency highly preferred.
Spanish fluency highly preferred.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through the form linked below. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Because of the expected high number of applications, we ask that applicants not contact the office to inquire about the status of their application. Additional information about the organization may be found at www.appellate-litigation.org. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Appellate.Litigation/ and Twitter (@_cfal).