Staff Attorney - Litigation Department, Americans for Immigrant Justice

 

Americans for Immigrant Justice is an award-winning non-profit law firm that protects and promotes the basic human rights of immigrants. In Florida and on a national level, it champions the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children; advocates for survivors of trafficking and domestic violence; serves as a watchdog on immigration detention practices and policies; and speaks for immigrant groups who have particular and compelling claims to justice. Its multicultural and multilingual staff works to build alliances between immigrant and non-immigrant groups, including government, civic, social and faith-based communities.

Position:
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 staff work on a wide range of civil rights and civil liberties cases in federal court in Florida and around the U.S. AI Justice is particularly interested in candidates with at least 3-5 years of federal court experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with federal litigation preparing pleadings, motions, and briefs; conducting discovery; presenting oral arguments
  • Engage in pre-litigation analysis, including evaluating and following up on intakes
  • Conduct factual investigations and legal analyses; utilizing the Freedom of Information Act and drafting demand letters
  • Collaborate with attorneys in other AI Justice Departments, including
    Detention, Children’s Legal Program, Family Defense Program and Lucha
    Program
  • Keep up-to-date on and analyze legal and policy developments related to
    immigrant justice
  • Communicate regularly with clients, co-counsel, and partner organizations


Qualifications:

  • JD from accredited law school
  • Membership in good standing with the Florida Bar
  • Fluency in written and oral Spanish
  • A demonstrated ability to advocate effectively, including an ability to initiate and follow through on public interest litigation
  • Self-motivated and an ability to work collaboratively
  • And excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills.Superlative writing and analytical skills
  • Experience with federal civil-rights litigation, including developing cases, conducting discovery, and participating in evidentiary proceedings
  • Substantive federal court experience
  • Demonstrate ability to a team


How to Apply:
To apply for this position, submit a cover letter, resume, and references to info@aijustice.org. Please write LITIGATION STAFF ATTORNEY in the subject line. You may also mail your resume to:

  • Human Resources
    Americans for Immigrant Justice
    6355 NW 36th St.
    Suite 2201
    Miami, FL 33166