VOLUNTEER LAWYERS PROJECT (VLP)
IMMIGRATION STAFF ATTORNEY for Buffalo Office
We are seeking a
full time Immigration Staff Attorney at the Erie County Bar Association
Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP). The
attorney will be based in our main office in Buffalo, NY.
Attorney will handle a variety of mostly non-detained cases which might include
asylum, T Visas, U Visas, unaccompanied minors, and VAWA matters. The person will also provide technical advice
and training for criminal law public defenders and assigned counsel regarding
the immigration implications of the criminal charges being faced and/or
considered in plea bargaining.
candidates will be admitted to practice law in New York and have at least two
years' experience in criminal immigration law.
Spanish is preferred, but not required.
Also required are
strong organizational skills to track and report required data about the work
in a timely and accurate manner; an ability to work cooperatively with fellow
staff and supervisors; the means and willingness to travel between the Buffalo
office and the Batavia office, and occasionally to different locations in the
eight counties of Western New York, as needed (a driver's license is required);
strong oral and written advocacy skills; a willingness to work independently
while also taking direction and operating as part of a team; the organizational
ability required to juggle many cases efficiently; and the flexibility to
handle other tasks which the attorney may be called upon to handle at VLP, such
as community outreach and education.
Please send a
resume, a cover letter clearly explaining your interest and qualifications.
Include contact information for 3 references and send your materials to: Robert
M. Elardo, Executive Director/CEO, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is an
immediate need. Please apply ASAP.
on VLP, see www.ecbavlp.com
VLP is an equal
opportunity employer. Salary is based upon experience. VLP is a non-profit
agency with excellent fringe benefits including fully paid health insurance, long
term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous leave time. The work
atmosphere is congenial, respectful and flexible.