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Full Time Staff Attorney (Legal Orientation)

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark
Posted Nov 19
Full Time
Newark, New Jersey

The Immigrant & Refugee Services Division at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark seeks a Staff Attorney to provide legal orientation programming for unrepresented individuals and families in asylum merits interviews and immigration court proceedings. Under the supervision of a Supervising Staff Attorney, the Staff Attorney will be responsible for the following primary job duties:

  • 1.) Providing legal orientation presentations to unrepresented individuals appearing in immigration court, in order to help them understand and navigate the process
  • 2.) Preparing and delivering self-help workshops for unrepresented individuals
  • 3.) Providing referrals for social services and pro bono placements
  • 4.) Serving as friend of court during immigration court hearings
  • 5.) Working as part of the project team to recruit and train volunteers, manage data and reporting
  • 6.) Liaising with national project network on best practices, legal developments, trainings, and materials.
  • 7.) Performing other duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor

Required qualifications:

    1. J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
    1. Admission to practice law in one of the 50 states
    1. Ability to handle several projects and tasks simultaneously
    1. Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
    1. Bilingual in English and Spanish
    1. Prior experience working in a non-profit setting and/or immigration law is preferred but not required.

Compensation Commensurate With Experience.

Potential eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.

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