Now Hiring: Immigration Fellow

Now Hiring Immigration Fellow

Position: Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow

Description: The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow will be one of 46 lawyers and paralegals working throughout the United States to provide representation to unaccompanied immigrant children, as part of the Justice AmeriCorps Program. The Fellow will be responsible for conducting thorough intakes of clients aged 15 and younger and providing direct legal representation in immigration and related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile status, and other forms of relief.

The term of service is one year, beginning in October 2016.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Handle client caseload, providing direct representation to unaccompanied children aged 15 and younger
  • Conduct thorough intakes to determine the forms of legal relief available
  • Represent children in immigration removal proceedings, as well as before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and state court proceedings related to a child’s immigration case
  • Mentor pro bono attorneys to represent children in immigration or state court proceedings
  • Screen clients for trauma, abuse, and trafficking
  • Make referrals to additional services as appropriate
  • Assume general administrative responsibilities, including grant compliance, data collectin, timekeeping, case management, and other tasks related to AmeriCorps and Equal Justice Works program compliance

Qualifications

  • Must hold a J.D.
  • Spanish language fluency
  • Experience in immigration or family law (preferred)
  • Experience working with children (preferred)
  • Position is contingent on eligibility determine by the results of a criminal history check

To Apply: Please email us a cover letter and résumé

2nd Annual Breakfast Benefiting Legal Aid’s Immokalee Outreach Office

2nd Annual Breakfast Fundraiser
Benefiting Legal Aid’s Immokalee Outreach Office

November 10, 2016 at 7:30 A.M.
Hilton Hotel of Naples
5111 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34103

Legal Aid would like to thank all patrons, sponsors, volunteers, ticket holders and others who attended the Second Annual Breakfast Benefiting Legal Aid’s Immokalee Outreach Office on November 10th at the Hilton of Naples and made the event a great success! The Breakfast raised funds for Legal Aid’s Immokalee Outreach Office and the work of Sister Maureen Kelleher, who has been in ministry in Immokalee since 1984 as a Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary and has headed Legal Aid’s Immigration Unit since 2004. We are humbled and grateful for the tremendous support this event received.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors