The Door

Staff Attorney - Pro Bono

Staff Attorney - Pro Bono
The Staff Attorney will focus on expanding our work at The Door’s new Bronx Youth Center and the pro bono practice. This position will be based at the Door’s Bronx Youth Center located at 2999 Third Avenue, Bronx, New York 10455.

At a glance

Organisation:

The Door

Type:

Full-time

Location:

New York, US

Job posted:

26 February 2024


Key Responsibilities

  • Represent young people ages 12-24 in immigration matters such as SIJS (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status), asylum, U Visas, T Visas in both affirmative and removal defense cases
  • Facilitate internal and external referrals to education, health care, and other services
  • Liaise with foster care agencies to provide immigration legal services to young people in foster care
  • Lead initiatives advancing the legal rights of youth and facilitate opportunities for youth engagement
  • Assist with legal education efforts, including planning and providing of workshops, producing legal education materials, and conducting outreach to social service and community-based organizations
  • Document and report service delivery to ensure compliance with funding requirements
  • Supervise and mentor interns and volunteers and provide technical assistance to pro bono attorneys
  • Conduct trainings for pro bono attorneys and update and improve training materials for pro bono attorneys
  • Support legal clinics and collaborate with BYC and other program areas
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Supervising Attorney, Managing Attorney and/or Co-Directors

Requirements

  • J.D. degree and admission to the New York State Bar or willingness to sit for the next scheduled exam
  • At least 1 year of legal services experience in family or immigration law
  • Interest in a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of young people
  • Creative thinker with superior communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management and record keeping skills, including the ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and to effectively interact with young people, management, and program staff
  • Experience working with trans and gender nonconforming people and survivors of violence preferred
  • Professional proficiency in French or Spanish is required
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