IMMIGRATION SUPERVISING ATTORNEY
The Immigration Program of the Erie County Bar Association
Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is seeking a full time Supervising Attorney for
our Batavia, NY office to supervise our work under the New York Immigrant
Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) contract at the Buffalo Federal Detention
Facility in Batavia, and some WNY county jails which hold immigrant women.
The ideal candidates will have at least three years' experience in immigration removal proceedings, have some supervisory
experience, and want a career in litigation defending low-income immigrants
detained at the Batavia Federal Detention Facility who are subject to removal
for a variety of reasons including criminal convictions, unlawful entry and
Fluency in Spanish, French, or Mandarin is preferred, but
The following are required: admission to practice law; a strong commitment
and sense of responsibility; strong
oral and written advocacy skills; strong organizational skills to track
and report required data about the work in a timely and accurate manner; an
ability to supervise and work cooperatively with other staff members in a
strong, but congenial and team building manner; the means and willingness to travel between the Buffalo office and the
Batavia office, and to county jails in the eight counties of Western New York,
as needed (a driver's license is required); a willingness to work independently
while also taking direction and operating as part of a team; the organizational
ability required to juggle many cases and tasks efficiently; and the
flexibility to handle other tasks which the attorney may be called upon to
handle at VLP, such as community outreach, training and mentoring.
Please send a resume, a cover letter clearly explaining your
interest and qualifications for this position, and contact information for 3
references to: Robert M. Elardo, Executive Director/CEO, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers
Project, Inc. 237 Main St, Suite 1000 Buffalo, NY 14203 or firstname.lastname@example.org This position will be filled fairly quickly
so please apply ASAP.
For information on VLP, see www.ecbavlp.com
VLP is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is based on
experience. VLP is a non-profit agency with excellent fringe benefits including
fully paid health insurance, a cafeteria plan for dependent care and parking
costs, long term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous leave time.
The work atmosphere is congenial, respectful and flexible.