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Posted by: Arlene De La Rosa - 2/12/2017
Job Expires: 3/31/2017
Supervising Attorney, LegalHealth Unit

About NYLAG

Founded in 1990, the New York Legal Assistance Group provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers. The agency serves immigrants, seniors, the homebound, families facing foreclosure, renters facing eviction, low-income consumers, those in need of government assistance, children in need of special education, domestic violence victims, persons with disabilities, patients with chronic illness or disease, low-wage workers, low-income members of the LGBTQ community, Holocaust survivors, and others in need. The agency's annual cash budget is approximately $23 million. Serving more than 75,000 New Yorkers annually, New York Legal Assistance Group maintains a paid staff of approximately 240, supported by 1,200 pro bono attorneys and other volunteers and interns. For more information, applicants are encouraged to visitwww.nylag.org.

Job description:

Seeking a Supervising Attorney committed to protecting immigrant's rights. LegalHealth, a division of the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), received a major grant from the City to expand its immigration work.

LegalHealth partners with medical professionals in 26 hospitals and community organizations in New York City to address the non-medical needs of low-income people with serious health problems. LegalHealth complements healthcare with legal care-providing free legal services in medical facilities and training healthcare professionals to understand the legal issues their patients may encounter.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Supervising Attorney will be responsible for supervising staff attorneys and paralegals in providing onsite legal services at hospitals in immigration matters and with helping to implement this new initiative. In addition, the Supervising Attorney will coordinate and be responsible for training of healthcare staff at partner hospitals.

General Responsibilities:

  • Supervise immigration staff and assist immigration specialists with complex cases, research, analysis, and representation before DHS and on a limited basis, EOIR.
  • Supervise, mentor, and support the work and training of attorneys, paralegals, interns, and volunteers.
  • Supervise program activities, including, but not limited to: intake, screening and consultations, case management/caseloads, representations before USCIS, etc.
  • Participate in the development or revision of program materials, guides, and forms used for intake, etc

Staff Development:

  • Develop training plans and provide staff with training, technical assistance and guidance.
  • Provide analysis in peer setting and train staff on legal issue updates, new laws, regulations, and legal proceedings for current and future case references.

Qualifications:

Have a law degree (J.D.) and active bar membership. Must have at least five (5) years' experience in immigration law, including family based immigration, naturalization, and humanitarian based immigration including:VAWA, U/T Visas, Asylum. Be computer literate in a Windows/PC environment. Have knowledge of supervision techniques, different learning styles, and experience setting a teamwork environment. Must have strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

NYLAG's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

NYLAG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.

How To Apply:

Please click here: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=newyorklag&jobId=161989&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 
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