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Staff Attorney

New York Full Time

Job description


Provides legal support, trainings, and technical assistance to attorneys within Region 3 who are charged with providing mandated representation to noncitizens in criminal and family court proceedings;
Provides expert consults to mandated representation providers on potential immigration consequences as they relate to criminal charges/convictions/pleas, appellate and post-conviction relief options, and family court dispositions;
Arranges and present CLE trainings on topics that ensure Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S.Ct. 1473 (2010) compliance targeting indigent legal service providers and 18-B attorneys assigned in criminal and family court matters;
Conducts outreach, and works closely with 18-B attorneys and mandated representation providers, bar associations, nonprofit organizations, and other immigration-minded entities in Region 3 to develop and coordinate trainings and resource materials that address the intersections among criminal, family and immigration law;
Assists with collecting intake and case data for reporting and policy reform purposes;
Develops and/or maintains referral pipelines of relevant immigration services;
Maintains and build institutional knowledge resources, banks, and other support materials for the Immigration Center;
Trains/supervises/mentors administrative staff and interns working under the RIAC contract;
Travels as required;
Does related work as required.

Job requirements


Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Excellent problem solving, organizational and time management skills required to manage a high volume of cases;
Good legal research software proficiency;
Ability to perform nuanced legal research and writing;
Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team as necessary;
Ability to make presentations to different audiences (e.g. attorneys, judges, immigration service providers);
Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate, collaborate and connect with people from various backgrounds, identities, experiences and positions;
Ability to exercise excellent judgment, discretion, and confidentiality around sensitive issues;
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Additional info


Possession of a license to practice law in New York State.

Job location

Albany, NY


  • N.Y. STAFF
  • New York
  • Category: Legal
  • Career level: ---
  • Salary: Maximum salary of $98,000
  • Job type: Full Time