Staff Attorney- Unaccompanied Immigrant Children’s Project

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), a non-profit law firm that provides high-quality legal assistance to low-income clients in Ohio, seeks two resourceful, culturally competent attorneys for an exciting Unaccompanied Immigrant Children’s Project. The attorneys will provide civil legal assistance to eligible immigrant children residing in Southwest Ohio who are in removal proceedings and represent them before the immigration court, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and possibly the local juvenile court. Attorneys will be an integral part of a team seeking justice and ensuring the safety and stability of vulnerable children who have entered the U.S. unaccompanied by a parent. These positions will be based out of ABLE’s Dayton office

Attorneys will review cases and determine eligibility for immigration relief; conduct legal research and formulate the legal strategy for the case; conduct client interviews; draft and file court pleadings and applications for benefits; and assist the Senior (Supervising) Attorney in completing project reports, as needed, for partners and other stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have two to five years of legal experience. Membership in Ohio Bar or ability to be admitted by motion or temporary certification is required. Excellent legal, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. Experience or knowledge in family law, specifically in custody proceedings, is strongly preferred. Experience in immigration law is helpful. The ability to communicate in Spanish is strongly preferred, but experience working with interpreters will be considered. Strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills is required.

Salary depends on relevant legal experience. Excellent fringe benefits, including health insurance, flexibility to work remotely, and student loan repayment assistance.

To Apply: Please visit https://www.ablelaw.org/careers-with-able/ to submit your application. Position will remain open until filled.

ABLE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and places a high value on diversity in our workplace, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We strive to create an environment welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Applicants requiring accommodation for the interview/application process should contact the recruitment coordinator at ablejobs@freelawyers.org.