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Supervising Attorney

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Location: Bronx, NY, United States
Job Type: full-time
Date Posted:
Salary Range: 90000 - 105000 USD Annually

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Summary

The Pro Bono Supervising Attorney is one of several attorneys in the Division’s pro bono program staff reporting to the Managing Attorney. Each Supervising Attorney administers and coordinates various pro bono program functions, including participation at community legal clinics; intake and assessment of cases for placement; engagement in matching process; and substantive mentorship and technical assistance for all cases under their supervision. The Supervising Attorney will be available to train, mentor, advise and supervise pro bono volunteer advocates including firm attorneys, general counsel, solo practitioners, law students, fellows, etc.; will supervise internal staff attorneys; and will maintain an internal caseload secondary to and dependent on supervision needs. The Supervising Attorney will also keep staff updated about changes in laws, procedures, and policies relevant to immigrants, and will assist in developing legal strategies to address emerging issues. Also includes, as appropriate and necessary, supervision of departmental legal staff, directed advocacy, program development, program representation with public and private stakeholders, limited teaching/speaking

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Supervise and coordinate pro bono volunteer advocates through Division programming, including fellowships, internships, clinic programs, and individual placements. Supervision includes advising/training pro bono volunteer advocates on substantive family and immigration law and procedures; ensuring quality of legal work; ensuring case outcomes are met; and assisting with required reports and requests for information about program and funding proposals.
  • Supervises and conducts client intake; evaluates matters for purposes of issue spotting and placement; supervises placement of matters with pro bono volunteer advocates; provides ongoing supervision to pro bono volunteer advocate depending on the nature of issue and on the client; develops and updates materials for legal trainings, case placements, etc.; and manages all case placements on referral net platform.
  • Maintain a sensible appropriate caseload, in light of and secondary to supervisory duties, that will include screening, advising, and representing individuals: a) facing removal proceedings or other immigration related.
  • Develop responses and strategies in response to emerging issues; meet regularly with pro bono program Leadership to provide progress reports.
  • Monitor the work of pro bono volunteers through the pro bono platform, LawLogix, case management, site visits, periodic file review, etc.
  • Develop and provide in-house and outreach training, presentations, and workshops, as directed.
  • Comply with program reporting requirements, such as maintaining monthly statistics and case reports, and reporting to partners and stakeholders.
  • As directed, represent CCCS at local committees, coalitions, and collaboratives; serve as a primary liaison with local elected and law enforcement representatives, with the aim of enhancing CCCS presence and voice.
  • Maintain and update electronic files in LawLogix, as well as physical case files.
  • Develop responses and strategies in response to emerging issues; meet regularly with pro bono program leadership to provide progress reports.
  • Monitor the work of pro bono volunteers through the pro bono platform, LawLogix case management, site visits, periodic file review, etc.
  • Develop and provide in-house and outreach training, presentations, and workshops, as directed.
  • Comply with program reporting requirements, such as maintaining monthly statistics and case reports, and reporting to partners and stakeholders.
  • As directed, represent CCCS at local committees, coalitions, and collaboratives; serve as a primary liaison with local elected and law enforcement representatives, with the aim of enhancing CCCS presence and voice.
  • Maintain and update electronic files in LawLogix, as well as physical case files.

Qualifications
Education and/or experience required:

 

 

  • Juris Doctor.
  • Five (5) years of post-JD experience in immigration law and supervisory experience.
  • Admission to the New York State bar.
  • Bilingual in English and a 2nd language preferred, but not required.
  • Specialization in both substantive and/or regional immigrant areas 

Compensation: $90,000-105,000 annually 

 

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