Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice – formerly FIAC), a not-for-profit law firm founded in 1996 to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants, has a multicultural and a multilingual staff. AI Justice has represented clients from around the world and is recognized as a powerful advocate and national leader for immigrants' rights. AI Justice works closely with traditional civil rights organizations as well as with grassroots organizations and local, state and national government officials to effect positive change in immigration policies.
Provide Know Your Rights Presentations in the community, conduct outreach and assist with planning and execution of legal screening clinics. Staff Attorney will also provide legal representation for Family Defense Program eligible clients in immigration proceedings before the Immigration Court; appellate proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals; and proceedings before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The Staff Attorney will represent clients seeking immigration benefits, including but not limited to asylum, family petitions, cancellation of removal, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status.
Preference for experience in immigration law, including experience with removal defense, family immigration, asylum, VAWA, T and/or U visa cases
Preference for experience working with survivors of trauma
Strong writing, research and analytical skills; strong communication and group leadership skills
Interest in policy advocacy at the national level
Excellent presentation skills for community outreach, education and training
Ability to work independently and under pressure
Ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural and professional backgrounds
Fully bilingual, including reading and writing, in English and Spanish required
Must have own transportation
Must be willing to submit to an extensive background check, including FBI, statewide repository, and sex offender registry checks
Write FAMILY DEFENSE PROGRAM STAFF ATTORNEY in the subject line.
You may also mail your resume, writing sample, and references to Human Resources, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., #400, Miami, FL 33137. PLEASE DO NOT CALL and DO NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers.
Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview. AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: N/A
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on years of relevant experience. AI Justice provides a generous benefits package including vacation and sick leave, and comprehensive health and dental coverage.
Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice - formerly FIAC), a not-for-profit law firm founded in 1996 to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants, has a multicultural and multilingual staff. AI Justice has represented clients from around the world and is recognized as a powerful advocate and national leader for immigrant rights. AI Justice works closely with traditional civil ri...ghts organizations as well as with grassroots organizations and local, state and national government officials to affect positive change in immigration policies.