Americans for immigrant justice

Director of Pro Bono Program

Director of Pro Bono Program
Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice), an award-winning not-for-profit legal services organization founded in 1996 to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants, is looking for a new Director of its Pro Bono Program!

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Americans for immigrant justice




Florida, US

Job posted:

5 June 2024

Key Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Director of the Pro Bono Program manages pro bono attorneys, legal volunteers and interns. The Director of the Pro Bono Program also provides trainings and resources, executes grant deliverables, and engages in stakeholder relations.

Specific Duties:

  • Ensure the provision of high-quality pro bono legal services by determining the appropriateness of cases referred for placement, considering grant requirements and case acceptance priorities, and providing mentorship and technical assistance.
  • Manage pro bono attorney, volunteer, and intern inquiries and establish procedures to proactively reach out to stakeholders including law firms, corporate counsel, and law schools.
  • Consolidate efforts surrounding intern selection and placement and establish onboarding plans for interns. The Director of the Pro Bono Program will serve as an additional point of contact for interns in conjunction with their direct supervisor.
  • Create systems and protocols for seamless referral of cases by AI Justice program directors to the Pro Bono Program for placement consideration.
  • Establish and maintain relationships through participation in committees, councils, associations, conferences, events, and roundtables related to pro bono, including the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association (FPBCA), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National and South Florida Pro Bono Committees, National Association of Pro Bono Professionals (NAPBPro), Equal Justice Conference, Miami Pro Bono Roundtable, and the annual National Celebration of Pro Bono.
  • Serve as administrator for API integration between Legal Server and the Pro Bono Matters platform.
  • Remain up to date on changes to immigration laws, policies, and procedures and notify pro bono partners and staff accordingly.
  • Work closely with the Deputy Director, Grant Coordinator, and development staff to prepare grant applications, ensure compliance with grant requirements, prepare narratives and other reports, and recognize pro bono partners.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

The Successful Candidate

  • Minimum 5 years of post-JD experience representing low-income immigrants before USCIS, EOIR, Florida Juvenile Courts, and the BIA, including extensive experience in removal defense.
  • Must be an active member in good standing of the Florida Bar.
  • Experience managing and mentoring pro bono attorneys.
  • Spanish fluency preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Comfortable conducting trainings and able to effectively teach information.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working alongside people from diverse cultural, educational, professional, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated belief in diversity, inclusion, and equity for all individuals.
  • Must be willing to submit to an extensive background check, including FBI, statewide repository, and sex offender registry checks.
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