Senior Attorney - Children's Legal Program


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary is based on years of relevant experience.

Published:

04/03/2018

Address

Miami
Florida
United States

Description

AGENCY BACKGROUND:

Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice – formerly FIAC), a not-for-profit law firm founded in 1996 to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants, has a multicultural and a multilingual staff. AI Justice has represented clients from around the world and is recognized as a powerful advocate and national leader for immigrants' rights. AI Justice works closely with traditional civil rights organizations as well as with grassroots organizations and local, state and national government officials to effect positive change in immigration policies.

DUTIES:

AI Justice is seeking a qualified, full time Senior Attorney for its work with unaccompanied immigrant children. The Senior Attorney will represent unaccompanied immigrant children in complex legal matters, and provide mentoring and support to Staff Attorneys.

Specific Duties:

·       Work closely with the Children’s Legal Program Director to develop complex legal and advocacy strategies, mentor staff attorneys, and engage with stakeholders;

·       Provide direct representation to unaccompanied minors before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Executive Office of Immigration Review, Board of Immigration Appeals, and in Florida state court child welfare proceedings;

·       Help build and maintain effective relationships with public and private legal and social service organizations;

·       Contribute to local and national advocacy efforts on behalf of unaccompanied minors.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

·       The ideal candidate for this position will be energetic, friendly and responsible.

·       Minimum education: Law degree. Bar membership required; Florida admission preferred.

·wledge of confidentiality requirements and understanding of importance given to those requirements.

·       Familiarity with Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of client database systems preferred.

·       Bilingual Spanish required.

 

EDUCATION:

       Minimum five years of experience assisting immigrants and asylum seekers in their claims for relief before immigration authorities. Experience working with unaccompanied immigrant children preferred.

·       Demonstrated commitment to defending the legal rights of immigrants.

·       Excellent written, oral and analytical skills;

·       Good organizational skills;

·       Good case management skills;

·       Knowledge of confidentiality requirements and understanding of importance given to those requirements.

·       Familiarity with Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of client database systems preferred.

·       Bilingual Spanish required.

 

EDUCATION:

·       JD degree required.

Benefits

AI Justice provides a generous benefits package including vacation and sick leave, and comprehensive health and dental coverage.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish required.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

info@aijustice.org

http://aijustice.org

How to apply

Submit resume, writing sample, and references to info@aijustice.org 

Write SENIOR ATTORNEY in the subject line.

You may also mail your resume, writing sample, and references to Human Resources, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., #400, Miami, FL 33137. PLEASE DO NOT CALL and DO NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers.

Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview. AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: N/A


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