Staff Attorney - Children & Youth

The Immigrant & Refugee Services Division at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark ( seeks a Staff Attorney to manage a caseload of defensive and affirmative matters involving unaccompanied children and similarly situated youth. Under the supervision of the Director, Immigrant & Refugee Services, the Staff Attorney is responsible for the following primary job duties:

  1. Providing direct representation for unaccompanied children and other youth:
    • Conducting client interviews
    • Researching legal issues
    • Determining and implementing legal strategy
    • Drafting court filings, including pleadings, motions, and briefs
    • Drafting applications for immigration benefits
    • Appearing in immigration court and family court
    • Appearing for USCIS benefits interviews
    • Keeping detailed digital case notes and records
    • Reporting data on monthly/quarterly/annual basis and as otherwise required by funder
  2. Conducting legal consultations and provide referrals
  3. Conducting community outreach and education on topics of particular relevance to immigrant children and youth
  4. Liaising with Children & Youth Case Worker to facilitate services
  5. Performing other duties as determined by the supervisor

Required Qualifications

  1. J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
  2. Admission to practice law in New Jersey
  3. Ability to handle several projects and tasks simultaneously
  4. Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  5. Bilingual in English and Spanish
  6. Prior experience working in a non-profit setting and/or immigration law is preferred but not required.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to Please include the position title in the subject line of the email.

Closing Date

Employment Type

Affiliate Agency

Employment Level



Full Time


Staff Attorney - Children & Youth



Job Location

The Immigrant & Refugee Services Division at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark - (CCANNJ)
Newark, NJ
United States