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
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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