Immigration Attorney

Job Type:
full-time
Job Short Description:

The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks to hire an immigration attorney to work with and on behalf of victims of intimate partner violence.

Job Summary & Qualifications:

DVP seeks an Immigration Attorney 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.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Admission to US State or DC bar mandatory.  Candidates awaiting bar results need not apply
  • Fluency in Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin strongly preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and trauma
  • Proficiency 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 work evenings if necessary
  • 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
  • Must be able to travel between boroughs
  • Interest and proclivity in working within a multi-disciplinary framework

 

Responsibilities:

Other responsibilities include training, oversight and mentorship of interns, volunteers, and pro bono attorneys; conduct outreach and education throughout NYC; maintain and foster collaborative relationships with other CBOs; provide legal clinics in the community; and, maintain statistics and funding requirements as needed.

Benefits/Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Generous vacation, medical and dental benefits 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 jziegeweid@urbanjustice.org.   Please write “IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY” in the subject heading.  We regret that due to high volume, we are unable to respond to inquiries and will only contact those candidates selected for consideration.  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. 

UJC Description:

The Urban Justice Center serves New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. Our 12 Projects assist clients on numerous levels, from one-on-one legal advice in soup kitchens, to filing class action lawsuits to bring about systemic change, to pushing social justice legislation forward.