The Immigration Law Unit (ILU) in The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice is a recognized leader in providing high-quality representation to non-citizens in all five boroughs of New York City and surrounding counties. Our staff of almost 100 attorneys, social workers, and paralegals across six different projects and initiatives works collaboratively to provide client-centered, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive legal services.
The ILU seeks a Deputy Attorney-in-Charge for the Immigrant Opportunities Initiative, Youth Project, and Domestic Violence Immigration Project, to work closely with the Attorney-in-Charge and the Deputy Attorney-in-Charge of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project and Federal Project, be involved in day-to-day operations, and work closely with supervising attorneys to train, supervise, and mentor staff. The Deputy Attorneys-in-Charge will participate in Civil Practice-wide management discussions and decision making and will assist in maintaining relationships with other stakeholders in the legal, court, and service communities. The Deputy Attorneys-in-Charge will also coordinate city-wide efforts to improve immigration legal services with other non-profit community-based organizations. In addition, the Deputy Attorneys-in-Charge will assist in working closely with private and government funders to ensure the viability of all the programs within the Unit. The Deputy Attorneys-in-Charge will also oversee Special Projects that may arise.
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The Immigration Law Unit (ILU) in The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice is a recognized leader in providing high-quality representation to non-citizens in all five boroughs of New York City and surrounding counties. Our…