Temporary Senior Attorney – Advocate for Unaccompanied Children At Kids in Need of Defense

Kids in Need of Defense

Temporary Senior Attorney – Advocate for Unaccompanied Children

Job type: Temporary
Job category: Advocacy/Communications
Hiring Organization: Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Education level: J.D. and admitted to the local state bar
Experience: Minimum of 4 years
Deadline: May 2, 2024
Location: Washington, DC, USA

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in protecting unaccompanied refugee and migrant children, advocating for their rights and well-being.

Position Summary:

KIND is seeking a Temporary Senior Attorney to provide expertise and leadership in legal services for unaccompanied children facing removal proceedings. This temporary position offers an opportunity to contribute to a vital cause, commencing February or March 2024 and concluding August or September 2024.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide mentoring to pro bono attorneys and direct legal representation to KIND clients.
  • Supervise legal staff and oversee case management.
  • Foster relationships with stakeholders and pro bono partners.
  • Contribute to office functioning and program development.
  • Represent KIND at local and national events.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • J.D. and admitted to the local state bar.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Minimum 4 years of immigration law experience, including humanitarian claims.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working with children or vulnerable populations.
  • Experience supervising attorneys and/or legal staff.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Salary Range:

$86,880 – $108,600 a year

To apply for this job please visit jobs.lever.co.

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