Immigration Attorney – Domestic Violence Project

Job Type:


Job Short Description:

The Urban Justice Center’s Domestic Violence Project is seeking an immigration attorney with 0-2 years’ experience to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of intimate partner violence to provide legal representation and advocacy on immigration matters including U and T visas, SIJS, adjustment of status, VAWA Self-Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, naturalization, and removal defense. The ideal candidate will be community-oriented with a proven ability to work with teammates and clients of diverse backgrounds.

Job Summary & Qualifications:

  • Admission to US State or DC bar mandatory.
  • Fluency in Spanish or another community language required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and trauma.
  • Deep experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and highly motivated to cultivate new linkages.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Aptitude for intense and thorough negotiation and advocacy.
  • Ability to respond sensitively to clients’ urgent needs.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in diverse situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Interest and proclivity in working within a multi-disciplinary framework.
  • Able to travel between boroughs.
  • Able to work evenings if necessary


The immigration staff attorney, who reports to the supervising immigration attorney, is responsible for the following:

  • Zealously representing non-citizen survivors in their immigration matters
  • Outreach, education, and know-your-rights through New York City
  • Building and fostering collaborative relationships with other CBOs
  • Training and oversight of interns and volunteers
  • Mentorship of pro bono attorneys on immigration matters and relief
  • Maintaining statistics and funding requirements as needed


Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous vacation, medical and dental benefits are provided. This is a bargaining unit position represented for collective bargaining purposes by the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW, Local 2230.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references via email to Joy Ziegeweid, Esq., Supervising Immigration Attorney at Please write “IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY” in the subject heading. Please do not contact us via telephone or fax. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Urban Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Project Description:

Our mission at the Domestic Violence Project (DVP) is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation.

Be heard. Be free.

Contact Domestic Violence Project

We welcome your questions and comments

Main Office

40 Rector St., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Intake line: 833.321.4DVP (833.321.4387)



M-F: 9:00AM-5:00PM

By appointment only.