Immigrants’ Rights Attorney at CAIR New York

Full Time
Posted
4 weeks ago

CAIR New York is looking for a passionate and talented individual to fill a full-time
Immigrants’ Rights Attorney opening. Join one of the most dynamic teams serving the
American Muslim community. This position aims to increase access to and provide culturally
competent immigration legal services to members of the New York State Muslim community.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Conduct client intake, prepare applications and petitions for submission to the
appropriate agency
- Represent clients before the USCIS, EOIR, and federal courts
- Assist other legal staff with client representation and legal research
- Manage caseload and supervise related casework
- Oversee efforts to strengthen program policies and procedures
- Oversee work of volunteers, including law students and pro bono attorneys
- Participate in community outreach and educational activities, including planning and
conducting legal clinics
- Working in, leading, or forming coalitions with other organizations and collaborating
with immigrant communities
- Research and analyze law sources such as statutes, legal articles, and legal codes
- Prepare legal documents such as memos, motions, and appeals
- Assess clients for other civil legal service and immigration-related needs and provide
in-house referrals
- Assist other staff in the production of internal and external reports
- Write and secure grants from foundations and corporations to support immigrants’
rights work
- Market immigration services

All CAIR-NY staff are required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly
outreach, fundraising, and other office tasks.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Law degree from an American Bar Association accredited school
- Member in good standing of NY State bar
- Minimum 1-3 years of immigration law experience, specifically in areas of
naturalization, family petitions, religious and student visas, asylum, and removal
- Strong time management skills with a demonstrated ability for meeting deadlines
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills with outstanding attention to detail
- Comfort working productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking experience
- Experience working with people from diverse cultural and socio-economic
backgrounds
- Access to a working vehicle and the ability to drive throughout the greater NYC Area
- High degree of self-motivation and creativity
 -A strong commitment to civil rights and CAIR’s mission
- Basic computer proficiency including knowledge of MS Office, MS Outlook, and
WestLaw Next
- Knowledge of cloud applications such as SharePoint and Office365

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Arabic, Farsi, or Urdu proficiency
- Experience working with non-profit organizations

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS AND LOCATION
The Immigrants’ Rights Attorney will be based in CAIR-New York’s New York City office and
report to the Legal Director.

COMMITMENT
Time: Full-time with occasional evenings and weekends required.

COMPENSATION
- Compensation commensurate with experience
- BAR membership, CLE funding support, and malpractice insurance


TO APPLY
Please send the following: (1) a cover letter discussing your interest in the position, (2) your
resume, (3) a brief example of your writing (max 10 pages), and (4) the names and contact
information of three references to info@ny.cair.com with the subject line “Immigrants’ Rights
Attorney”‎. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

CAIR-NY is an equal opportunity employer.

Location
New York, NY