The Door

Supervising Attorney - Pro Bono

Supervising Attorney - Pro Bono
The Door’s Legal Services Center (LSC) advances the rights of youth by providing direct legal services in areas such as immigration, public benefits, family law, and housing. The LSC’s pro bono program partners with law firms who work on individual cases as well as advocacy and impact litigation. Pro bono partners also staff a weekly legal clinic for homeless and runaway youth and staff a bi-weekly emancipation clinic.

At a glance

Organisation:

The Door

Type:

Full-time

Location:

New York, US

Job posted:

26 February 2024


The Supervising Attorney will focus on the LSC’s pro bono and immigration practices at the Door’s Bronx Youth Center located at 2999 Third Avenue, Bronx NY 10455. The Supervising Attorney will regularly train volunteers, support pro bono teams, develop and improve training materials and collaborate with the Pro Bono Managing Attorney and Co-Directors to expand our pro bono program and our work in the Bronx.

Key Responsibilities

  • Represent young people ages 12 – 24 in immigration matters such as SIJS (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status), asylum, U Visas, T Visas, and before family and immigration court
  • Supervise junior attorneys, fellows, paralegals
  • Provide expert legal support and technical assistance for pro bono attorneys
  • Assist with legal education efforts, including planning and providing workshops, developing and improving training materials for pro bono attorneys
  • Set up and administer clinics for law firms
  • Identify and evaluate potential cases for pro bono attorneys and draft case descriptions to pitch to pro bono attorneys
  • Facilitate internal and external referrals to education, health care, and other services
  • Document and report service delivery to ensure compliance with funding requirements and maintain database
  • Represent The Door before courts, agencies, local coalitions, and other external stakeholders
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Managing Attorney and/or Co-Directors

Requirements

  • J.D. degree and admission to New York State Bar
  • At least 3 years of experience in immigration law, including SIJS, asylum, U and T visas, or comparable field. Experience in removal defense is required.
  • Interest in a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of young people
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with 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
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Professional proficiency in Spanish or French is required
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