3-10 yrs required
, NY, United States
Feb 23, 2021
Jun 08, 2021
Summary: The Action NYC Attorney will join African Services Committee (ASC) staff as part of a coordinated citywide initiative, ActionNYC, which will reach immigrant communities across New York City to connect individuals to free immigration legal consultations, document preparation, and application assistance. Supervised by the Legal Department’s Supervising Attorney/Legal Director, the ActionNYC Attorney will oversee a team of two (2) legal advocates/community navigators who are BIA-accredited and oversee the screening and intake process for potential new clients.
Roles and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position that will require the lawyer to work overseeing a team of between four to five staff members to provide free immigration legal information, consultations, legal services, and referrals to external resources. Most of the ActionNYC Attorney’s time will be spent providing legal consultations, performing case work, preparing information to be reported, and supervising subordinate staff at the ACS office. The remaining time will be spent representing clients at interviews with USCIS or at immigration court hearings and engaging in community education or outreach events. Days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Friday. Additional evening/weekend hours are required to meet court and/or program deadlines or client needs.
Qualifications, Education and/or experience required:
Skills and/or competencies preferred:
How to apply for the position:
Please include “ActionNYC Attorney” in the subject line