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Asylum Application Supervising Attorney

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Published
May 22, 2024
Location
New York, New York
Category
Legal  
Job Type

Description

Pay Rate:

  • $200 per hour

Schedule:

  • Flexible Schedule (Monday - Saturday)
  • 1-6 days/week
  • 8 hours/day 

We are seeking highly skilled and motivated Supervising Attorneys with extensive immigration experience to staff application centers for asylum seekers. The role of the Supervising Attorney is to answer questions and provide support and training to application assistants and asylum seekers as they fill out applications. There will be multiple Supervising Attorneys on-site at the center each day. The Supervising Attorney will foster and encourage a positive, productive environment and will bring a ‘can-do’ attitude to the wide variety of questions that arise.

Responsibilities:

  • Train and support application assistants as they support asylum seekers in submitting asylum applications.
  • Advise application assistants and asylum seekers regarding the requirements for submitting an asylum claim.*
  • Ensure application assistants comply with NYC program guidance and reporting requirements.
  • Comply with NYC program guidance and reporting requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in good standing in any U.S. jurisdiction.
  • Clear of any attorney disciplinary charges sustained in the past 10 years in any jurisdiction in which they were licensed.
  • At least 2 years of full-time experience practicing immigration law, including asylum and other humanitarian immigration benefits.
  • Willingness to work in person and on site at the NYC Navigation Center for the duration of the project, which is anticipated to be through June 30th. (Potential to extend)
  • Proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred.
  • Candidates must have an EOIR number

*The Help Centers will support applicants as they complete asylum applications pro se and will not be offering full representation.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), marital or familial status, age, physical or mental disability, perceived disability, citizenship status, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, height, weight, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Applications from members of minority groups and women are encouraged. 

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