Liberty Defense Project (LDP) Attorney

Job Summary: We are seeking a LDP Attorney to handle all types of immigration cases. This exempt, full-time position reports directly to the Neighbors Link Legal Director/ LDP Supervising Attorney, and will work closely with the Neighbors Link Managing Attorney and LDP Paralegal Administrator and coordinate with the Client Support Services Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide intake and direct representation to New Americans in all types of immigration cases, including: DACA, asylum, U visas, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Unaccompanied/separated minors, Violence Against Women (VAWA), removal proceedings for those currently detained or not, including those with a prior order of removal work permits, bond hearings, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), federal litigation, advanced parole, guardianship/custody issues for minors in the face of potential deportation of parents or guardians, family reunification, family-based immigration, and complex naturalization.
  • Provide direct representation in a caseload of at least 30 New Americans at any time.
  • Provide rapid response program services.
  • Provide emergency legal services including but not limited to legal screenings, intakes and direct representation when required.
  • Provide legal services as needed to ICE detainees at the Orange County Correctional Facility.
  • Provide and be present at a minimum of three (3) Know Your Rights trainings or related workshops per quarter at sites provided by local community group partners in their geographic region, utilizing materials that received prior approval from DOS/ONA.
  • Be available and able to frequently travel to various locations throughout the Hudson Valley, including but not limited to sites in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam County.
  • Provide law related support services for families of those in removal proceedings, including but not limited to the preparation of documents, interpretation and translation, referrals, financial planning, assistance with guardianship arrangements, and accompanying individuals to check-ins themselves or with community partners.
  • Join via phone or internet ONA’s webinars on a monthly basis, to connect with state representatives and state resources.
  • Meet reporting and evaluation requirements of the work plan.
  • Work well in a team setting.

Requirements:

  • Must be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state in the country or U.S. territory.
  • Three or more years of experience as an attorney, including at least two years of immigration law experience preferred.
  • Bilingual is preferred.

Contact: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@neighborslink.org. Please, no phone calls.