OLA of Eastern Long Island, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and energetic Immigration Attorney to help build and lead our new pro bono East End Immigration Legal Services program. The successful applicant will be a zealous, client-centered advocate and exhibit excellent leadership skills.
Full-Time Immigration Attorney (Fully Remote)
The Immigration Attorney will help to develop a new pro bono immigration law program on Eastern Long Island. In addition to initial program start-up activities, the Immigration Attorney will provide individualized assistance and representation to clients in various affirmative and defensive matters. This position may be fully remote; however, a hybrid schedule is preferred.
Specific duties will include, but not be limited to:
Developing policies and procedures for the operations of the program
Providing confidential legal consultations on and conducting initial assessments of immigration cases to determine eligibility for immigration benefits
Counseling and assisting clients and their families with various applications for immigration benefits
Completing case-related applications and petitions, supporting paperwork, and professional documentation of services
Supervising support staff
Staying abreast of changes in immigration policy and laws
Providing community education by keeping the community aware of updates to immigration laws through emails, social media, and/or Facebook live presentations.
Be admitted to practice law (preferably in New York State)
Have a minimum of 2-4 years’ experience in immigration law and in representing clients before the Department of Homeland Security and/or the New York Federal Plaza Immigration Court
Written and spoken fluency in Spanish and English is required.
OLA has a preference for applicants with prior experience living or working on the East End of Long Island (Riverhead, Southold, Shelter Island, Southampton, and East Hampton).
OLA will not provide relocation expense reimbursements.
Founded in 2002, OLA of Eastern Long Island, Inc. (OLA—Organización Latino Americana) works to create a more equitable East End for Latino immigrants through advocating for just and inclusive government and school policies; protecting families; nurturing power and unity among Latinos through leadership workshops and other programs; and building bridges among different sectors of the East End community through celebrating arts and culture. Social justice and equity are at the core of OLA’s mission. From fighting for the right of day laborers in the mid-2000s to stand in public places to seek work, to advocating for local governments and police departments to adopt policies to protect immigrant community members from indiscriminate ICE activity, OLA has been at the forefront of seeking justice for East End immigrants.