Employment Opportunities

Lucha Program Paralegal

AI Justice is seeking a qualified, full-time paralegal for its Lucha Program. The Lucha Program provides free legal assistance to immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

The paralegal will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Support attorneys by copying documents, preparing applications for submission, preparing applications for mailing or delivery by courier;
  • Completing applications for immigration relief: including completing immigration forms and assistance in collecting and obtaining documents;
  • Compose letters and other documents in English and Spanish as needed for each client's case;
  • Translate for clients and/or attorneys at interviews, hearings or presentations;
  • Prepare written translations of documents as needed;
  • Assist with preparation of motions and other court documents.
  • Conduct daily case management, performing clerical duties such as data entry, filing and database maintenance.
  • Scan cases directly into client's case profile to eliminate the need for paper files including closed cases.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate for this position will be energetic, detail-oriented, friendly and responsible.
  • Clear understanding of client confidentiality and on-line security issues essential.
  • Experience working with survivors of domestic violence or human trafficking preferred.
  • Experience in public interest law, particularly immigration law preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with persons from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish required.
  • Excellent computer skills needed, including knowledge of database and content management programs (i.e., Excel, ACCESS) and Microsoft Office (Internet Explorer, Word).
  • Able to work independently and show initiative, with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.

Education:

  • BA degree preferred.

To Apply: Submit resume to info@aijustice.org

Please write LUCHA PROGRAM PARALEGAL in the subject line. You may also mail your resume to Human Resources, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., #400, Miami, FL 33137. PLEASE DO NOT CALL and DO NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers.

Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview and submit references. AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED


 

Children's Legal Program Staff Attorney

AI Justice is seeking a qualified, full-time Staff Attorney for its work with unaccompanied immigrant children. Job responsibilities include: Legal representation in immigration proceedings before the Immigration Court; appellate proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals; proceedings before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and proceedings in state family and juvenile courts within the Miami Immigration Court jurisdiction. The Staff Attorney will represent clients seeking immigration benefits, including asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status, and state court orders necessary to support SIJ applications. The Staff Attorney also will be required to conduct legal screenings of detained and non-detained unaccompanied minors to determine eligibility for legal relief and representation by AI Justice, provide advice and counsel to unaccompanied minors, and comply with other program reporting.

 Qualifications:

  • Preference for experience in immigration law, including experience with Special Immigrant Juvenile, asylum, VAWA, T and/or U visa cases
  • Preference for experience in family, child welfare and/or juvenile law related matters
  • Preference for experience working with domestic violence victims and/or other victims of trauma
  • Strong writing, research and analytical skills; strong communication and group leadership skills
  • Interest in policy advocacy at the national level
  • Excellent presentation skills for community outreach, education and training
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural and professional backgrounds
  • Experience with immigration and/or child dependency legal clinics in law school would be especially helpful
  • Experience working with children is a plus
  • Fully bilingual, including reading and writing, in English and Spanish required
  • Must have own transportation
  • Must be willing to submit to an extensive background check, including FBI, statewide repository, and sex offender registry checks

 

Education:

  • JD degree required. Florida Bar membership required.
    • LocationMiami, FL
    • Application deadlineOpen until filled. Must be ready to begin employment immediately. 

Interested Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and references to info@aijustice.org

To Apply: Submit resume to info@aijustice.org. Please write CHILDREN'S LEGAL PROGRAM STAFF ATTORNEY in the subject line. You may also mail your resume to Human Resources, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., #400, Miami, FL 33137.

Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview and submit references. AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

 

MAIN OFFICE
3000 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33137
T 305-573-1106
F 305-576-6273
E-Mail: info@aijustice.org

WASHINGTON D.C. OFFICE
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Suite 710
Washington, DC 20002
T 202-248-5080

About Us:

AI Justice is an award-winning non-profit law and advocacy firm that protects and promotes the basic human rights of immigrants. In Florida and on a national level, we champion the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children; advocate for survivors of trafficking and domestic violence; serve as a watchdog on immigration detention practices and policies; and speak for immigrant groups who have particular and compelling claims to justice.