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Supervising Attorney

Position ID:

2008738

Location:

Bronx, NY (with travel to other locations in Hudson Valley)

FLSA Status:

Full Time, Exempt

 

 

Classification:

Professional

 

 

Department:

Immigration and Refugee Services

Program/Contract:

Immigration Legal Services

Reports to:

Bronx Immigration Services Director

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Yes

No

Summary: The Supervising Attorney will advise and supervise junior attorneys and migration counselors, including DOJ accredited representatives, and will maintain a caseload that will allow the time for such supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supervising, advising and mentoring attorneys and migration counselors, monitoring quality of legal work, ensuring delivery of legal services, monitoring compliance with reporting requirements, and providing support as needed. Providing representation for cases arising from work of migration counselors and accredited representatives. Monitoring the work of supervisees through LawLogix reminders, site visits, periodic file review, etc.
  • Maintaining a sensible caseload, in light of supervisory duties, that will include screening, advising, and representing individuals: a) facing removal proceedings or other immigration-related federal litigation matters, including, but not limited to: cancellation of removal, asylum, Board of Immigration Appeals (and federal appeals practice upon approval), etc., and b) in more specialized and complex immigration applications including, but not limited to: special juvenile immigrant petition, VAWA petitions, U and T visa applications, deferred action, inadmissibility waivers, etc.
  • Assisting with the training of new staff attorneys and migration counselors in substantive immigration law and filing procedures.
  • Developing and providing in-house and outreach trainings, presentations and workshops. Developing strategy and implementing community outreach programs, Know Your Rights events, community legal clinics, advocacy initiatives and educational programming on various matters responsive to community needs and interest, with the aim of enhancing CCCS presence/voice and connecting/integrating the Division’s work with that of other partners including government, external stakeholders, coalitions and affiliates. As assigned, acting as a spokesperson for the Division through advocacy, liaising, outreach, education, media engagement, etc.
  • Maintaining and updating case files and case management database.
  • Compiling monthly statistics and reports.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

The position will require the lawyer to perform case work at CCCS’ main immigration office, other sites, and in immigration and family courts. The position requires willingness to travel throughout the Archdiocese. Days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to 5 PM Monday - Friday. Additional evening/weekend hours may be required to meet court and/or program deadlines or client needs.

Working conditions and physical demands required:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Travel at least 15% of the time using public transportation or vehicle, traverse city streets, occasionally ascend/descend stairs, and be exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • Remain stationary at a workstation, in court/meetings, and use a computer at least 85% of the time.
  • Remain stationary and/or ambulate to instruct and monitor during trainings and presentations.
  • Carry a laptop to offsite work locations.

Qualifications

Education and/or experience required:

  • Juris Doctor.
  • Three to five years of post-JD experience in immigration law, representing clients in affirmative benefits applications to USCIS or in removal defense.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Admission to a bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia; admission to the New York bar strongly preferred.

Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:

  • Bilingual in English and a 2nd language strongly preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast‐paced environment.
  • Ability and experience working with diverse individuals and communities.

Job Summary

Supervising Attorney
2/5/2021
Full-Time

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant past experience and qualifications, and state their position of interest and desired compensation. Submissions without this information will not be considered.

Please send resume and cover letter to: cccsjobs@archny.org