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Current Job Postings

The following positions are currently posted and available at The Legal Project.  For more information, or to apply for these positions, please contact The Legal Project at (518) 435-1770:

 

Fellowship: Equal Justice Works New York State Family Security Project

Based at Albany, New York

_____ The Legal Project___ is hosting a one-year fellowship sponsored by Equal Justice Works designed to foster family security and community education through the provision of immigration legal services. The attorney selected for the Fellowship will be housed at The Legal Project’s office (Albany, NY). Per Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps guidelines, the fellowship must begin no later than January 1, 2018 and last for one year.

Fellowship Description:  The Equal Justice Works New York State Family Security Project Legal Fellow will:

  • Represent clients in immigration court and before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Provide screening and intake
  • Prepare immigration applications
  • Provide brief legal advice and legal aid
  • Educate the community on the impact of evolving immigration law and policy
  • Engage pro bono attorneys to provide legal assistance to immigrants and their families
  • Position is a one-year Fellowship, with a possible one-year extension contingent upon continued AmeriCorps funding.

Qualifications:

 The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • The ability to undergo and pass AmeriCorps-mandated criminal background checks
  • A demonstrated commitment to public interest work and strong desire to assist indigent clients
  • Strong writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts
  • Prior experience in managing independent projects or assignments
  • Law school clinic, externship, summer or other relevant practice experience a plus  
  • The ability to begin the fellowship no later than December 1, 2017.
  • Proficiency in a second language strongly preferred
  • Those with experience in regards to immigration issues strongly encouraged to apply
  • Willingness to attend a mandatory substantive immigration law training in New York City in January 2018, as well as the mandatory Equal Justice Works Leadership Development Training in Washington, DC in October 2018 (Note that travel costs for these trainings will be covered by Equal Justice Works)

Salary:

The Fellow will receive annual living allowance, as well as financial support for housing, student loan repayment, and other permissible reimbursable living expenses. Additionally, Fellows receive an education award, health insurance, and other benefits. Interested applicants should contact The Legal Project with any follow up questions.

Other Benefits Provided by The Legal Project:

  • Health insurance provided
  • Generous vacation and sick time package
  • Parking provided
  • Position related travel reimbursement and bar dues provided
  • Opportunities to participate in national substantive training on immigration law legal issues and in a variety of local and regional skills based and substantive trainings

Other Benefits and Professional Opportunities offered by AmeriCorps:

  • Student loan forbearance and interest accrual payment upon successful completion of service
  • Opportunity to attend national trainings focused on leadership, networking, and project development sponsored by Equal Justice Works
  • Childcare assistance (if income eligible)

The Legal Project Overview:

The Legal Project believes that all people, regardless of income, gender, disability, race, religion, age, sexual orientation or ethnicity should have access to legal services. This belief reflects a deep commitment to fairness and equal justice under the law.

The Legal Project’s Immigration Program was created in response to a growing need we noticed in the community for immigration legal advice. Our program has grown extensively over the past 4 years from offering free individual consultations to providing representation on complex immigration cases. The Legal Project has a long standing reputation of reliable, quality legal representation and assistance in all of its programs, and the immigration program is no exception. We understand the importance of working collaboratively with our community partners to offer holistic services to our clients, resulting in a significant collaboration with local non-profits and the private bar.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should Email a letter of interest and resume no later than November 30th, 2017 to Natalie Birch-Higgins at nbirch@legalproject.org with the subject line:  AmeriCorps Fellowship – [Your Last Name]. The letter of interest should clearly refer to the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellowship position. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow is scheduled to begin the term of service no later than December 1, 2017. 

The Legal Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Application Deadline: November 30th, 2017 but candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.