Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Staff Attorney.
The Child Advocacy Clinic (CAC) at Rutgers Law School is seeking to hire a Full-time Attorney. The Staff Attorney reports to the Director of the Rutgers Child Advocacy Clinic (CAC) and will work on two separate,but closely related projects involving immigrant children: (1) The Staff Attorney will recruit, train, and mentor pro bono immigration practitioners who are willing to represent immigration child clients where there is a potential claim for Special Immigration Juvenile Status (SIJS); and (2) the Staff Attorney will provide immigration representation to children in North Jersey who are in the custody of the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. This position is grant funded and contingent upon available funds.
JD, licensed to practice law in New Jersey or some other state
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in family law, some exposure to immigration law, excellent oral and written communication skills, speak Spanish, and have had some supervisory and training experience.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The candidate should expect some travel to meetings and court.
Posting Number: 18FA0412
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 72482
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.