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Senior Immigration Attorney – Criminal Court Specialist

The Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) is hiring a full-time Senior Immigration Attorney to play a lead role in increasing outreach and developing resources for public defenders, with a particular focus on 18b assigned counsel in New York City. The Attorney will work with new staff in the Assigned Counsel Plan in the First and Second Department to ensure immigrants receive the full scope of advice about the immigration consequences of pleas in criminal court. The Attorney will also create and execute trainings and develop resources to engage public defenders in strategies to mitigate negative immigration consequences. As part of this work and in collaboration with other staff, the Attorney will also provide support on the IDP hotline system and provide expert consults, advice and referrals to immigrants and their loved ones, advocates, and attorneys. Read more about the position here.

 

Immigration Attorney – Family Court and Community Specialist

This position could be filled by a staff attorney or senior staff attorney, depending on experience.

The Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) is hiring a full-time Senior Immigration Attorney to provide expert consults, advice and referrals to immigrants and their loved ones, advocates, and attorneys and to family defense attorneys practicing in Article 4 (child support), 8 (family offense), and 10 (abuse and neglect) proceedings in Family Court. The Attorney will identify and develop materials to educate and empower community members impacted by the criminal-immigration system with support from other staff and develop materials for family court attorneys as needed. Read more about the position here.

 

Operations Coordinator

The Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) is seeking a full-time Operations Coordinator to oversee our development and program operations. Reporting to the Deputy Director, and working closely with staff across the organization, the Operations Coordinator will maintain a bird’s eye view of all of IDP’s operations, coordinating multiple processes simultaneously to keep us working smoothly and efficiently. In collaboration with the Development Manager, the Operations Coordinator will support the entire development and fundraising cycle, including data entry and database management, donor acknowledgments, supporting direct appeals, and coordinating events. The Operations Coordinator will oversee day-to-day office operations, including accounts payable/receivable, managing vendors, and office maintenance. The Operations Coordinator will provide also provide administrative support to our hotline, and as needed to our other programs, ensuring that program staff can advance IDP’s mission, and enabling information sharing across the organization. Read more about the position here.

 

Internships

Legal Internships

IDP offers summer and term-time law school internships and accepts applications on a rolling basis. More information about IDP’s internship program is available here

 

Volunteer and Pro Bono Opportunities

IDP regularly works with volunteers in the following areas: hotline intake and advisals; graphic design; film, webinar, and podcast production; web design; legal representation, including deportation defense, petitions for review in federal courts, habeas corpus litigation in federal courts, state post-conviction relief; legal research. If you are interested in volunteering with IDP or serving as pro bono counsel, please contact us at [email protected]

 

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