Immigration, CriminalExp.: 2+ Years
Position Overview The Staff Attorney is a key position that provides legal services for survivors of human trafficking in immigration, criminal justice advocacy, and vacatur cases. The Staff Attorney ensures comprehensive, trauma-informed, and holistic services for our clients through direct representation, case management assistance, and community education and outreach.
Provides legal representation for victims of human trafficking, domestic abuse, and/or gender-based violence, along with their eligible family members and potential derivatives.
Mentors law students, volunteers, and interns on legal matters presented by clients.
Advocates for clients in a wide variety of legal and social systems, including immigration, criminal justice, landlord/tenant, consumer credit, public benefits, etc.
Collaborates with clinicians, attorneys, health care providers, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and district attorney’s offices, and any other organization, to secure the best results for our clients.
Together with the Director of the Anti-Trafficking Initiative, supports relevant grant reporting efforts.
Performs any other department or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by the Director and Deputy Director of the Anti-Trafficking Initiative.
JD Degree Required;
Admission to a State Bar, preferably NY;
Experience working in the fields of gender-based violence and direct immigration representation required;
Minimum of 2 years of experience practicing immigration and/or criminal law, preferably in the public interest sector;
Extensive knowledge of federal and state laws that pertain to human trafficking, especially immigration and criminal law;
Strong interpersonal, organizational, public speaking, and leadership skills;
Bilingual English and a relevant community language (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin);
Proficient writing, research, and analytical skills;
Ability to work independently and under pressure;
Deep understanding of and ability to work well with people of diverse national, ethnic, cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and
Energetic and passionate about Sanctuary’s mission of ending gender violence and human trafficking.