Supervising Attorney (Immigration Special Projects Manager)

Position ID:



80 Maiden Lane

New York, NY

FLSA Status:

Full Time, Exempt








Immigrant and Refugee Services


Immigration Legal Services

Reports to:

Immigration Legal Services Director



Supervisory Responsibilities:




Summary: The Supervising Attorney will be available to train, mentor, advise and supervise the department's 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.

  • Covering caseload of departed staff attorney, consisting of complex immigration and removal defense cases.
  • Participating in the Immigration Court Helpdesk program and other programs, as necessary.
  • 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 under supervision and upon approval), representation on the juvenile docket, 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.
  • Advising migration counselors, including DOJ accredited representatives, on substantive immigration law and procedures.
  • Providing representation, as needed, in cases arising out of the caseloads of migration counselors, including DOJ accredited representatives.
  • Monitoring the work of the migration counselors, including DOJ accredited representatives, through LawLogix reminders, site visits, periodic file review, during naturalization drives, etc.
  • Assisting with the training of new migration counselors in substantive immigration law and filing procedures.
  • Assisting with emergency walk-in cases, when necessary.
  • Developing and providing in-house and outreach trainings, presentations and workshops, as directed.
  • 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 5:00 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 work station, 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.


Education and/or experience required:

  • Juris Doctor.
  • Minimum four (4) years of post-JD experience in immigration law, representing clients in affirmative benefits applications to USCIS or in removal defense.
  • 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 (Immigration Special Projects Manager)

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: