Staff Immigration Attorney – UnLocal Inc – New York, NY

UnLocal, Inc. is a small, grassroots non-profit organization providing direct immigration legal services and immigration-related education to immigrant communities and our partner community-based organizations in and around New York City.

We are recruiting a Staff Immigration Attorney to join our team in a multi-faceted role representing mostly children and families with children who are in removal proceedings. This is a very unique opportunity for a dedicated, creative and passionate individual who thrives in a challenging and collaborative work environment. We are looking for someone who can take on a leadership role at UnLocal, Inc. and will be a good fit in terms of experience, vision and quality of work.


Provide individual legal representation and advocacy in immigration matters, including SIJS, Asylum, Adjustment of Status Applications, DACA/DAPA, post-deportation relief, etc. in both administrative and court proceedings;
Assist with holistic advocacy by assessing the additional needs of our clients and connecting them with support in areas including education, health care, housing, etc.;
Manage immigrant youth case docket;
Supervise fellows, law clerks, interns and probono volunteers;
Present on immigration topics in a wide-variety of settings, including public schools, community-based organizations, religious institutions, etc.;
Document and report service delivery, administer client surveys, and implement recommendations to ensure compliance with funding requirements;
Assistance with building internal policies as our organization grows.


J.D. Degree and admission to New York State Bar;
At least two years relevant immigration law experience, including SIJS, Asylum, deportation defense and family law experience;
Fluency in Spanish is mandatory (other languages are a plus);
Ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively, manage multiple tasks and problem solve;
Experience in public speaking and/or teaching;
Passion for addressing the legal needs of undocumented individuals;
Experience working with youth;
Desire to assist in our organization’s growth.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position and believe you would be a good fit, please send a cover letter, resume, copy of transcript, writing sample and a list of three references in one pdf to Michele Lampach, UnLocal’s Executive Director to with ” Staff Immigration Attorney Application” in the subject line. No phone calls please. The application deadline is rolling and we are looking to fill the position ASAP. The anticipated start date is May 1, 2015 or sooner.

UnLocal is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of under-represented and/or disadvantaged communities.