The Young Center is excited to announce that it’s hiring for a staff attorney in our New York office! The following is more information about the position:
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for the position of New York Staff Attorney in one of the Young Center’s regional offices… The Staff Attorney position is a unique opportunity for an attorney to engage in written and oral advocacy on behalf of children in removal proceedings. The Staff Attorney will draft and submit best interests recommendations in immigration court, before asylum offices, to public interest attorneys, to the pro bono bar, and to the three federal agencies (DHS, HHS and DOJ) with responsibility for unaccompanied children in the United States. In New York, the Staff Attorney will work directly with detained children and children released to families or sponsors, to advocate for their best interests with respect to their custody, conditions of release, and their immigration proceedings. The Staff Attorney will help recruit, and will train and supervise bilingual/bicultural volunteer Child Advocates—teachers, law students, social workers, community members—who will work one-on-one with children. Please click on the link below to learn more about the position, requirements, and how to apply!