Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) is one of the largest public defense providers in the United States. We represent more than 35,000 clients per year in a variety of legal proceedings in New York City, consisting primarily of defense of indigent clients in criminal, family, and immigration courts. BDS represents clients who have diverse, complex and multi-faceted needs, in a high volume and fast-paced setting. We seek to fill an attorney position in our Immigrant Youth and Communities (“Y&C”) team.
BDS’s Immigration Practice is a robust team of over thirty-five attorneys, three BIA accredited representatives, three social workers, twelve paralegals and administrative staff, and three legal fellows. Our Immigration Practice has three teams: Padilla, Y&C, and NYIFUP. The Padilla team advises our criminal defense colleagues and helps devise strategies to minimize the immigration impact of our clients’ criminal and family court proceedings. The Y&C team screens clients for relief, and helps clients apply for citizenship, permanent residence, visas for domestic violence or trafficking victims, TPS, DACA, and other immigration benefits. The team also represents clients in non-detained removal proceedings. Our New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) team has been serving as assigned counsel under NYIFUP, a first-in-the-nation program that provides legal representation for indigent New Yorkers in detained removal proceedings at the Varick Street Immigration Court and in New Jersey. BDS is a pioneer in federal court habeas corpus practice and has a robust federal court and appellate docket of immigration cases. Our teams work collaboratively and frequently train together. We are committed to professional development, sustainability, and self-care in this critical time to stand up for the rights of immigrants in our community.
Brief Description of Job
Our Y&C team is an integral part of our Immigration Practice and provides a full range of immigration legal services to immigrant youth and in Brooklyn and throughout NYC. Launched in 2012, our Y&C team is designed to provide legal assistance to pursue affirmative immigration benefits including: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), family-based adjustment of status, naturalization, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), DACA, and humanitarian relief. We also represent a significant number of respondents in non-detained removal proceedings. Finally, we advise our Family Defense Practice clients about the immigration consequences of Article 10 (abuse/neglect) proceedings in Family Court.
We seek a dynamic lawyer with immigration experience representing in both affirmative applications and removal defense cases. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights, criminal justice, and social justice issues. Applicants must possess a demonstrated ability to perform nuanced legal research and writing at the highest standard. They must engage in effective written and oral communication, be a team player, and have the organizational and time management skills required to manage a high volume of cases and an associated record keeping. They must work effectively and respectfully with indigent clients, including clients challenged with mental illness, trauma, and poverty.
Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred; fluency in other languages (such as Haitian Creole, French, Russian, Mandarin, and/or Cantonese) is also a valuable consideration
Deadline (if applicable):
Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled. However, submission by February 28, 2019 is strongly encouraged.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and within the parameters of BDS’s compensation scale.
How to Apply:
Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, at least two references, and a writing sample to email@example.com. Include "BDS Y&C Immigration Attorney" in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only applicants invited for interviews will be contacted.
The Deputy Director will be responsible for advancing campaigns and growing support for FFJC’s reform efforts in Florida. Under the direction of the Florida State Director, the Deputy Director will develop relationships with other organizations, particularly community-based organizations; as well as state and local legislators; justice-system stakeholders, including prosecutors, public defenders, court clerks, law enforcement and judges; the faith community; and the business community. The Deputy Director will contribute to strategy development and leadership.
For more information and to apply CLICK HERE.
The Fines & Fees Justice Center (FFJC) seeks National Campaign Director. FFJC is a national center for advocacy, information, and collaboration on effective solutions to the unjust and harmful imposition and enforcement of fines and fees in the justice system. FFJC’s mission is to create a justice system that treats individual’s fairly, ensures public safety and is funded equitably. FFJC works with justice system stakeholders and affected communities to end abusive collection practices, eliminate fees in the justice system, and make fines proportional to the offense and the individual.
For more information CLICK HERE.
Founded in 1990, the New York Legal Assistance Group provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers. The organization 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 organization’s annual operating budget is over $30 million. Serving more than 87,000 New Yorkers annually, New York Legal Assistance Group maintains a paid staff of approximately 290, supported by 2,200 pro bono attorneys and other volunteers and interns. For more information, applicants are encouraged to visit www.nylag.org.
Job Description: The Special Education Unit(SEU) at the New York Legal Assistance Group seeks a skilled full time lawyer to join our staff. The SEU represents low-income families throughout New York City whose special needs children are not receiving the free appropriate public education guaranteed by federal and state law. We are looking for someone who will be able to immediately assume responsibility for an existing caseload. Such work will include filing Due Process Complaints, representing clients at impartial hearings, negotiating settlement agreements, filing appeals as needed with the State Review Office and in federal court, advising private lawyers who have taken on special education cases, and mentoring summer interns, volunteers and paralegals.
A successful applicant must appreciate the importance of collaborating with SEU colleagues.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Screen clients for special education representation;
• Gather and analyze relevant documents;
• Analysis of legal issues;
• Provide legal advice;
• Keep abreast of the law and procedures within the field of Special Education;
• Legal research;
• Draft legal documents, including Due Process Complaints, and appeals to the State Review Office and federal court;
• Represent clients at Impartial Hearings and other forums;
• Mentor law students, volunteers, and pro bono attorneys; and
• Conduct and develop educational trainings for the community, partners, or agencies.
• Admission to the New York State bar;
• Three years of experience working in the field of special education;
• Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills;
• Ability to communicate effectively with clients, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public;
• Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative setting with other professionals; and
• Ability to speak Spanish a plus but not required
• Experience working with diverse groups
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The Hispanic Technology and Telecommunication s Partnership (HTTP) is seeking a new Executive Director.
Below is the Announcement for the position.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking a Legislative Analyst to join its Legislative Analysis and Information Section (LAIS). The Legislative Analyst contributes to the Office of Congressional Information and Publishing’s mandate to produce legislative information for the United States Congress.
The Legislative Analyst applies extensive specialized knowledge in one or more subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.) and comprehensive knowledge of the operations, rules, procedures, and organization of the United States Congress to the analysis of Federal legislation; writes official digests and other authoritative summaries of Federal legislation in one or more subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.). These digests/summaries are mandated by statute and are utilized as authoritative resources by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective descriptions of both new and amended Federal legislation; and consults with congressional staff and committees to assess and review new or unusual circumstances, variations in approach, and incomplete or conflicting information encountered during the process of digesting Federal legislation.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online
The Criminal Justice Act Committee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is accepting applications for service on the Court's Criminal Justice Act Panel.
Please refer to the attachments here -->
2019 CJA Panel Announcement.pdf
2019 CJA Application.pdf
The announcement has also been posted to the Court's website,www.ca2.uscourts.gov.
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) recruits highly motivated and qualified attorneys to provide outstanding legal services to the Social Security Administration. Attorneys at OGC have the opportunity to serve the American public, and to make a difference.
See New York OGC recruitment flyer is attached here -->SSA OGC Attorney flyer (10.31.2018).pdf
Safe Horizon is looking for staff attorneys to join their team.
The Staff Attorney is responsible for providing direct legal services, including consultations and representation before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Executive Office for Immigration Review, and for conducting presentations and trainings to internal and external audiences, including community-based organizations and other service-based providers on matters of immigration law. The Staff Attorney also represents the program before USCIS during district stakeholder meetings and collaborates with other organizations on issues pertaining to ILP’s mission.
In addition, the Staff Attorney contributes to the supervision and oversight of support staff, volunteers and student interns.
For more information and to apply CLICK HERE.
The Executive Division of the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an Assistant Counsel in New York City. The Assistant Counsel will have primary responsibility for all of the OAG’s records access requests (i.e., Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)), as well as maintaining and implementing the OAG’s record retention policies.
The selected candidate attorney will be responsible for resolving legal and other issues related to records access and retention, and for providing training and guidance to attorneys and staff throughout the OAG. With administrative assistance, the attorney also will be responsible for tracking all FOIL requests and ensuring timely responses. In addition, the selected candidate will assist the General Counsel to the Attorney General, as needed, on the researching, drafting and review of legal memoranda and policies on other matters.
Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years of legal experience. In addition, applicants must have demonstrated skills in legal research, analysis and writing, and strong organizational skills. Prior experience with FOIL is preferred but not required.
Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.
OAG employees serve more than 19.85 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.
Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on this link: EXEC_DAT_NYC_6098; applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information on our Office, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.
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