Supervising Attorney, The Door


The Supervising Attorney will focus on the Center’s immigration practice and will work with minors who are detained in Office Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelters.



  • Represent young people ages 12 – 21 in immigration matters such as SIJS, asylum, U Visas, T Visas, and before family and immigration court.
  • Supervise junior attorneys, fellows, paralegals, social workers and administrative assistants:
  • Observe client interactions and court work, review written work; appear with and support junior attorneys in court.
  • Supervise paralegals and social workers in intakes and client meetings, and case management tasks.
  • Train employees on grant compliance, case management, and office procedures.
  • Facilitate internal and external referrals to education, health care, and other services.
  • Lead initiatives advancing the legal rights of youth and facilitate opportunities for youth engagement.
  • Assist with legal education efforts, including planning and providing of workshops, producing legal education materials, and conducting outreach to social service and community-based organizations.
  • Document and report service delivery to ensure compliance with funding requirements.
  • Represent The Door before courts, agencies, local coalitions and other external stakeholders.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Managing Attorney and/or Director.


  • J.D. degree and admission to New York State Bar
  • At least 3 years of experience in immigration law, including removal defense, SIJS, asylum, U and T visas, or comparable field
  • Interest in a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of young people
  • Creative thinker with superior communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management and record keeping skills, including the ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and to effectively interact with young people, management and program staff
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Professional proficiency in Spanish required

How to Apply:

Apply online on the Current Openings page.