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Pro Bono Immigration Coordinator

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Who We Are:

Lowenstein Sandler is one of the most sophisticated law firms in the United States, with over 375 lawyers and 300 business services professionals serving clients from offices in New York, New Jersey, Palo Alto, Washington, DC, and Utah. Our primary administrative offices are located in Roseland, New Jersey, where we are consistently ranked among the best places to work in the state. We recruit candidates who seek a collaborative, entrepreneurial culture that prioritizes our clients, our colleagues, and the communities where we work and live. Committed to career development and to a diverse and inclusive workplace, the firm offers many programs and opportunities for personal and professional growth. We seek professionals for our business services group who share these values.


Preferred:

Fluency in Spanish and English and the ability to translate and interpret; Experience preparing and filing immigration petitions/applications, motions, briefs and other legal submissions in immigration courts and agencies.

What You Will Do:

The Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest seeks a Pro Bono Immigration Coordinator to work closely with center leadership and attorney teams throughout the firm to support our extensive pro bono immigration practice. We represent individuals (often children) seeking asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, and other forms of immigration relief. The coordinator will provide administrative support to attorneys, including case management, and, under attorney supervision, will prepare and file immigration petitions/applications and other legal submissions (pleadings, motions, briefs) in immigration agencies and courts, as well as in state and federal courts. Prior experience in immigration law and/or providing litigation support is strongly preferred. Prior experience working with children is also strongly preferred. Candidates must be bilingual in English and Spanish (speak, read, and write), and able to assist with translation and interpretation. The position requires significant client communication by email, phone, video, text, and in person, as the immigration coordinator serves as the chief point-of-contact for nearly all Spanish-speaking immigration clients. 


Essential Job Requirements (including physical requirements):

·        Preparing and filing immigration petitions/applications, motions, briefs, and other legal submissions in immigration courts and agencies, and in state and federal courts;

·        Serving as the primary point-of-contact for immigration clients, many of whom are children, and communicating with them by letter, email, phone, video, text, and in person;

·        For Spanish-speaking clients, attending meetings as an interpreter and translating documents;

·        Connecting clients with necessary social services and working with pro bono teams to assist clients with navigating applications for social services that have a legal nexus (e.g., driver’s licenses, public benefits that may affect admissibility, school enrollment, etc.)

·        Working collaboratively with IT and vendors to create and maintain a database of the firm’s pro bono immigration matters, including filing deadlines, status updates, referral sources, and volunteer attorney names;

·        Working closely with supervising attorneys in the center to monitor deadlines in the immigration docket and ensure that cases are moving forward;

·        Attending trainings and professional development opportunities on immigration procedures and processes;

·        Communicating with the courts and agencies and performing other case management-related tasks;

·        Learning the rules and filing procedures for all agencies and courts where our cases are pending;

·        Preparing for client meetings, including scheduling and coordinating logistics such as car services, translation of documents (personally or using a service), reserving meeting space, providing clients with directions, ordering food and beverage service;

·        Attending hearings and accompanying clients to appointments related to immigration proceedings;

·        Working with clients to compile necessary supporting documentation and identification;

·        Maintaining or tracking maintenance of case files;

·        Reporting on case status and coordinating with immigration legal services providers in the community (e.g., KIND, Human Rights First, Immigration Equality, etc.) on a regular basis.

·        Coordinating with center leadership and local immigration legal service providers on pressing legal issues such as pop-up legal clinics, the distribution of information to clients on current immigration issues/trends, etc.


Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Fluency in Spanish and English (speak, read, and write) and ability to translate and interpret required;
  • Respect for and understanding of different cultures and cross-cultural communication skills required;
  • Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma, strongly preferred;
  • Prior experience in immigration law and/or providing litigation support strongly preferred;
  • Undergraduate degree preferred;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
  • Experience in data management;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to multitask and retain information when working with attorneys and center staff, and the ability to establish a good rapport with clients.


Office Location: Roseland, NJ. Candidate must also be able to work from the firm’s New York City office as needed.

Schedule: Monday–Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM / Flexible working hours required with frequent client interactions and meetings in the evening and occasional weekends.

Amount of Travel Required: 10-20% to relevant meetings, hearings, and court appearances in New Jersey and New York, in addition to travel to clients’ homes as needed to obtain signatures, discuss outcomes, etc. 


Disclaimers:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required by employee. 

Lowenstein Sandler LLP is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms are to be deemed the sole property of Lowenstein Sandler LLP, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Lowenstein Sandler LLP as a result of the referral.

Lowenstein Sandler LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


Who We Are:

Lowenstein Sandler is one of the most sophisticated law firms in the United States, with over 375 lawyers and 300 business services professionals serving clients from offices in New York, New Jersey, Palo Alto, Washington, DC, and…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    29 de noviembre de 2021
  • Nivel Profesional
    Profesional

Nivel de Idiomas

Fluency in Spanish and English (speak, read, and write) and ability to translate and interpret required; 

Fluency in Spanish and English (speak, read, and write) and ability to translate and interpret required; 

Ubicación

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One Lowenstein Drive, Roseland, NJ 07068, United States

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