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Posted by: Jay Aldrich - 8/16/2018
Job Expires: 9/30/2018
Staff Attorney - Immigration Program

The attorney will have the opportunity to be part of a team of professionals who have dedicated themselves to the mission of LAS, which is the provision of high quality civil legal services to low and moderate income litigants.

The attorney's responsibilities will include; providing criminal-immigration advise and trainings to defense counsel and courts, representing persons in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court in Buffalo and Batavia; appearances at interviews before UCIS in Buffalo; preparation of immigration applications; and handling of administrative and judicial appeals. The attorney must be admitted to the New York bar.

Strong analytical, written and oral advocacy, and organizational, skills are necessary for this position, as well as the ability to multi-task. We are looking for a candidate who respects, and can be considerate to, low income clients. The ability to travel within the immediate Rochester area is required. The candidate must be computer literate and able to work with the office's online case management system. Prior immigration and criminal or family court experience is strongly preferred.

The position, while challenging, will be immensely gratifying. We are looking for a candidate who is committed to the immigrant communities we serve, is self-motivated, detail oriented, well-organized, able to work independently and as a member of a team, and able to grasp within a reasonable time a complex area of law. Competitive salary and benefits are offered for this position.

Please send your Resume, Cover Letter, References, and Writing Sample to Human Resources, Legal Aid Society, One West Main Street, Suite 800, Rochester, NY 14614 or Writing samples can be emailed to 

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY is committed to the principles of Equal Employment. We are committed to complying with all Federal, State, and local laws providing Equal Employment Opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations.     

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