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Immigrant Justice Corps Legal Fellow

Brooklyn, NY
Contract
01-24-2021
Description:
Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Senior Director, ILP, the* Immigrant Justice Corps Legal Fellow* assists in providing legal services to the Immigration Law Project programs.

Contractual 2-year paid fellowship starting September 1,2021

Duties:
  • Assists by reviewing and drafting contracts, agreements and other documents;
  • Interpreting the provisions of any law, ordinance, set of regulations or procedures;
  • Legal research, as assigned;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
J.D. degree plus minimum of one year of professional work experience in a legal capacity, preferably within a not-for-profit organization.

Other Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including group facilitation.
  • Strong organizational and computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to effectively multi-task.
  • Strong work ethic and sense of initiative. Someone who leads by example and can work effectively and collaboratively in a creative and resourceful non-profit setting.
  • Positive approach, can-do attitude, flexibility, and grace under pressure.
  • Ability to model and uphold appropriate professional boundaries in work with clients, co-workers, supervisor, and community.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) desirable
  • Demonstrated ability and interest to work with diverse populations including, but not limited to, non-English speaking families and the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community and to learn about and actively use multicultural awareness and understanding in daily work.
  • Willingness to travel within NYC’s five boroughs using public transportation.





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