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US District Court Jobs in New York – Immigration Staff Attorney

Website United States Courts

Job Description:

The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is accepting applications for an immigration Staff Attorney position. The Staff Attorney’s Office provides legal advice to the judges on a variety of matters that come before the Court, including habeas corpus applications, pro se appeals and motions, counseled motions, immigration appeals, and Anders motions. On these matters, Staff Attorneys function as law clerks to the Court: they review case records and filings, conduct legal research, draft bench memoranda and opinions and orders, and provide three-judge panels with legal advice regarding the appropriate disposition. The appointment is for an immigration position, and for a one-year term.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Immigration Staff Attorneys handle a docket that principally involves challenges to the denial of applications for asylum, withholding of removal, or relief under the Convention Against Torture, as well as issues relating to the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.
  • Immigration Staff Attorneys are expected to track developments in immigration law and policy, both in the federal courts and at the agency level, while also handling a substantial caseload.
  • Immigration Staff Attorneys may also work on the full range of cases handled by the Staff Attorney’s Office.

Job Requirements:

  • Immigration Staff Attorneys must be able to convey the results of legal research in a clear, concise, and objective manner to the judges of the Second Circuit; draft, proofread, and edit legal documents with accuracy and speed; manage their time effectively in order to meet tight deadlines; and confidently recommend dispositions.
  • A successful applicant must have outstanding academic credentials and superior skills in analysis, research, writing, and editing.
  • An applicant should have a strong interest in immigration law.

Qualification & Experience:

  • A JD from an ABA-approved law school is required.
  • Prior federal court experience, including judicial internships, is preferred.
  • Law review or other legal publication experience is strongly preferred.

Job Details:

Company: United States Courts

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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