TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS
* Minimum of five years federal litigation or comparable experience, preferably in immigration law before the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals
* Admission to New York State Bar and a Federal District Court. Must be eligible for and immediately seek admission to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
* Strong interest in, and understanding of, issues impacting immigrant youth
* Excellent research, writing, analytical, organizational and communication skills
* Interest in developing new approaches to representing immigrant clients in federal proceedings
* Ability to work with pro bono lawyers
* The candidate must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with staff attorneys and manage a complex caseload
* Proficiency in languages other than English, particularly Spanish, is desirable, but not required
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.
HOW TO APPLY
You must apply online at the LAS Recruitment Portal. The Legal Aid Society is reducing its carbon footprint and therefore paper applications are not accepted. Only PDF documents will be accepted. If your document is not a PDF, your application will not be processed. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.
The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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