Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) seeks a Staff Attorney in its Litigation Department to assist with individual and class action lawsuits in federal court. AI Justice’s Litigation Program focuses on a wide range of ground-breaking civil rights and civil liberties cases in federal court in Florida and around the U.S. AI Justice continues to be on the front lines of many of the current immigration battles. Because of its direct representation of unaccompanied children, separated families, asylum seekers in detention and other immigrants facing removal AI Justice is in the unique position to learn first-hand of the plight of immigrants and to remedy the injustices that they face. As an active participant in the current immigration climate, AI Justice provides a vibrant practice environment for attorneys involved with direct legal services to immigrants. AI Justice is particularly interested in candidates with federal court experience and a passion for contemporary immigration issues.
The staff attorney is responsible for assisting with federal litigation preparing pleadings, motions, and briefs; conducting discovery; presenting oralarguments.
Engage in pre-litigation analysis, including evaluating and following up on intakes; conducting factual investigations and legal analyses; utilizing the Freedom of Information Act; and drafting demandletters.
Collaborate with attorneys in other AI Justice Departments, including Detention, Children’s Legal Program,Lucha Program and Family DefenseProgram.
Keep up to date on and analyze legal and policy developments related to immigrant justice.
Communicate regularly with clients, co-counsel, and partnerorganizations;
The ideal candidatewill have superlative writing and analytical skills; experience with federal court litigation, including developing cases, conducting discovery, and participating in evidentiary proceedings; and a passion for litigating impactful cases in today’s fast-moving immigration law environment.
How to apply
To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com. Please write LITIGATION STAFF ATTORNEY in the subject line. You may also mail your resume to Human Resources, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 6355 NW 36thSt., Suite 2201, Miami, FL 33166.
Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview. AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.
JD from accredited lawschool;
Membership in good standing with the FloridaBar or willingness to sit for the Florida bar exam;
Fluency in written and oralSpanishpreferred;
A demonstrated ability to advocate effectively, including an ability to initiate and follow through on public interest litigation;
Self-motivated and an ability to workcollaboratively;
Excellent writing, research, analytical, and communicationskills.
And excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication
Additional Salary Information: AI Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package.
About Americans for Immigrant Justice
Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice - formerly FIAC), a not-for-profit law firm founded in 1996 to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants, has a multicultural and multilingual staff. AI Justice has represented clients from around the world and is recognized as a powerful advocate and national leader for immigrant rights. AI Justice works closely with traditional civil rights organizations as well as with grassroots organizations and local, state and national government officials to affect positive change in immigration policies.