POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS INTAKE ASSOCIATE

UnLocal, Inc. is a grassroots non-profit organization located in Manhattan that, through various community-based partnerships, provides direct immigration legal services and immigration-related education to immigrant communities including youth, families, and LGBTQ+ immigrants in New York City.

SUMMARY

We are recruiting for an Intake Associate two work in our office two days per week.  We are looking for someone who is dedicated, creative, and passionate and who thrives in a challenging and collaborative work environment. This is a part-time, two day a week position that pays $20 per hour.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct phone intakes with potential new clients;
  • Refer phone and community event intakes to other legal services providers where UnLocal is unable to take the case;
  • Work with Legal Director and other legal team members to facilitate new case acceptance;
  • Return voicemails left by clients and community partners;
  • Follow UnLocal processes for logging and following-up with intakes in client management system.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficiency in Spanish (other languages are a plus);
  • Experience in office setting;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office, Excel and other Word applications;
  • Experience in customer service a plus!
  • Passion for addressing the immigration legal needs of undocumented individuals.

PROJECTED START DATE

  • Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis and we hope to have the position filled by the end of April, 2019.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to Michele Lampach, michele@unlocal.org No phone calls please.

UnLocal, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, as such, all qualified applicants will receive consideration. UnLocal, Inc. is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and we strongly encourage applications from immigrants, LGBTQ+ community members, community members of color, veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities.

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

LEGAL DIRECTOR

UnLocal, Inc. is a grassroots non-profit organization located in Manhattan that, through various community-based partnerships, provides direct immigration legal services and immigration-related education to immigrant communities including youth, families, and LGBTQ+ immigrants in New York City.

SUMMARY

The position of Legal Director at UnLocal is an exciting new position at an innovative immigration legal services provider working in all five boroughs of New York City. The Legal Director will provide direct immigration legal representation, coordinate and lead our growing legal team and liaison with our community-based, city/state, and school-based partners. The role will also include some program development, advocacy, internal and external reporting, teaching/speaking engagements and organizational visioning.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise UnLocal attorneys, OLAP representatives, legal interns and on a more limited basis, pro bono, on a variety of affirmative and defensive immigration matters and impact litigation;
  • Provide legal review for presentations conducted by Community Education team;
  • Liaison with city-wide legal services providers and represent UnLocal at a variety of stakeholder meetings;
  • Provide individual legal representation and advocacy for a small docket of affirmative and defensive immigration matters, including SIJS, Asylum, U and T Visas, and general removal defense, with a specific focus on families, youth and LGBTQ+ youth of color populations;
  • Conduct and/or participate in KYRs for individuals at risk of ICE enforcement and raids;
  • Strategize around our growing advocacy and organizing efforts;
  • Assist with internal and external reporting, including to foundations, city/state funders and UnLocal Board of Directors.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • J.D. degree and admission to a bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia;
  • 5+ years of relevant post-JD immigration law experience, including removal defense, asylum, SIJS, cancellation of removal, family-based applications, DACA, TPS, naturalization and crimm-imm;
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience;
  • Fluency in Spanish or French is HIGHLY PREFERRED;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively, manage multiple tasks and problem solve;
  • Experience working with LGBTQ+ community members, youth communities, and survivors of violence preferred;
  • Experience in public speaking and/or teaching;
  • Passion for addressing the unmet legal needs for LGBTQ+, immigrant, and youth of color communities;
  • Commitment to public interest work and social justice;
  • Desire to practice community and trauma informed lawyering.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Salary is dependent on experience and benefits include health, dental, vision, commuter, and access to 401k;
  • 15 days vacation, 11 holidays, 5 sick days and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day off;
  • AILA membership and CLE reimbursement.

PROJECTED START DATE

  • We are seeking to fill this position by April 15, 2019.

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 and a list of three references in one pdf (in that order) to Michele Lampach, Executive Director of UnLocal, Inc. at Michele@unlocal.org with “Legal Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

UnLocal, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, as such, all qualified applicants will receive consideration. UnLocal, Inc. is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and we strongly encourage applications from immigrants, LGBTQ+ community members, community members of color, veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities.

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POST GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Background on UnLocal, Inc.

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

Fall 2020 Sponsorship

UnLocal, Inc. staff provides immigration representation and legal education and presentations on immigration law and related topics at workplaces, schools, community-based organizations, places of worship, etc. through the five boroughs of New York City. UnLocal, Inc. is looking to sponsor someone for one of the public interest fellowships, including Skadden and Equal Justice Works beginning in the Fall of 2020. We would like to collaboratively build a project proposal with a prospective fellow.

This is a very unique opportunity for a dedicated, creative and passionate individual who thrives in a challenging and collaborative work environment and who has an interest in organizing. We are looking for someone who is interested in community-based lawyering and who will be a good fit in terms of experience, vision, quality of work and energy. UnLocal, Inc. offers new lawyers a unique opportunity to advocate for social justice, develop outstanding legal skills, and devise ways to increase capacity in the non-profit and private sectors.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide individual legal representation, consultations and advocacy in immigration matters, including SIJS, Asylum), post-deportation relief, general removal defense, 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.;
  • 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;

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • D. Degree and or expected by spring 2019;
  • Deep commitment to social justice lawyering and expanding access to immigration legal services;
  • At least some coursework and/or relevant immigration law experience, including but not limited to SIJS, Asylum, deportation defense and family law experience;
  • Fluency in Spanish is REQUIRED (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;
  • Desire to assist in UnLocal’s growth.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Salary will be dependent upon which Fellowship is secured;
  • UnLocal, Inc. will provide comprehensive health benefits, costs for membership to bar and other professional affiliations, and access to professional development training.

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, writing sample and a list of two references in one pdf to Michele Lampach, UnLocal’s Executive Director to michele@unlocal.org with “Fellowship” in the subject line. No phone calls please. The application is rolling with a deadline of May 1, 2019 at 5pm.

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.