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Staff Attorney

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Immigration Legal Services of Long Island


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Published 7 days ago

February 1, 2021
January 22, 2021
Competitive salary based on experience and commitment to social justice.

Immigration Legal Services of Long Island, Inc., a progressive, not-for-profit legal service provider on the East End of Long Island (the Hamptons), whose mission is to provide quality representation to poor and moderate income immigrant families who live or work on Long Island. Our unprecendented growth has led to the hiring of a Bilingual Spanish/English Staff Attorney position Primary responsibility is to provide quality legal services to individuals, families and children, whether or not in in removal proceedings. Job responsibilities include provision of direct immigration legal services and SIJS representation before Family or Surrogate Courts, as well as before USCIS. Familiarity with representation before Civil and Town Justice Courts.

Responsibilities - Direct Legal Services: Work closely with staff to identify and manage in-house cases with a heavier case load in SIJS, asylum, U and T visa cases. Courtroom appearances before NYS Family and Surrogate Courts, and Immigration Courts. Appellate work before the BIA.

Program Management: Together with the Managing Attorney prepare reports to ILSOLI Board. Assist the Executive Director in program reporting to grantors ensuring compliance with contractual obligations. Conduct large and small group "Know Your Rights" presentations to diverse immigrant groups (i.e., children in removal proceedings). Participate in staff meetings.

Requirements: J.D. with at least one (1) year experience preferable in the practice of immigration law including SIJS, VAWA, asylum, U and T visa applications. Fluent in Spanish, a must. Admitted to practice in New York State. Superior analytuc abilities, legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills. Able to occasionally work weekends and travel. Able to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines. Goal, objective and achievement oriented. A collegial approach to work successfully across organization lines in multiple settings. A commitment to social justice.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive based on experience. Comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance.

Immigration Legal Services of Long Island, Inc., a progressive, not-for-profit legal service provider on the East End of Long Island (the Hamptons), whose mission is to provide quality representation to poor and moderate income immigrant…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • J.D. Required

Benefits

Comprehensive health & dental insurance. Liberal sick day policy and paid personal days, after first ninety days of employment.

After one year employment, two weeks paid vacation and 401(k) participation with employer contribution.

Comprehensive health & dental insurance. Liberal sick day policy and paid personal days, after first ninety days of employment.

After one year employment, two weeks paid…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish, a must!

Spanish, a must!

Location

1553 Montauk Highway, Incarnation Lutheran Church, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

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Application Process: Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample and name contact details for three (3) references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, starting date is February 1, 2021; early submission encouraged as the position is for near-immediate hire. No Phone Calls, please.

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