Immigration Staff Attorney

Elizabeth, NJ
Full Time
Job #: 1108
Position Opening
Make the Road New Jersey seeks an immigration staff attorney to provide direct legal representation on a wide range of immigration legal matters, with a focus on immigrant kids. The position will be partially remote with work conducted in one of our offices in Elizabeth, Passaic or Perth Amboy.

Main Responsibilities but Not Limited To:
  • Manage caseload of affirmative and deportation defense cases, including asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, U nonimmigrant status, T nonimmigrant status, VAWA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status with applicable waivers, and motions to reopen;
  • Conduct immigration consultations and provide legal advice and referrals;
  • Participate in community outreach and educational activities, including Know-Your-Rights workshops and citizenship clinics;
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders and community partners;
  • Provide policy support and legal advice to MRNJ’s community organizing campaigns as needed;
  • Contribute to grant applications and reports.

  • J.D. from an accredited university;
  • Proficiency (fluency preferred) in Spanish.
  • Membership in good standing in the bar of any state, preferably New Jersey
  • A commitment to social justice and community lawyering;

Job Competencies:
  • Excellent communication, analytical, organizational, and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with a diverse client population as well as with community members;
  • Flexibility to attend evening and weekend events and meetings, as needed.

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