Staff Attorney - Legal Orientation

The Immigrant & Refugee Services Division at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark ( seeks four Staff Attorneys to establish new legal orientation programs for unrepresented individuals and families in immigration court proceedings. Under the supervision of a Supervising Staff Attorney, the Staff Attorneys will be responsible for the following primary job duties:

  1. Providing legal orientation presentations to unrepresented individuals appearing in immigration court, in order to help them understand and navigate the process
  2. Preparing and delivering self-help workshops for unrepresented individuals
  3. Providing referrals for social services and pro bono placements
  4. Serving as friend of court during immigration court hearings
  5. Working as part of the project team to recruit and train volunteers, manage data and reporting
  6. Liaise with national project network on best practices, legal developments, trainings, and materials
  7. Performing any other duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor

Required Qualifications

  1. J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
  2. Admission (or admission pending) to practice law in any state
  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 (4 positions available)

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

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Full Time


Staff Attorney - Legal Orientation



Job Location

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