Immigration Attorney - Community Justice Project

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Immigration Attorney
Community Justice Project


The Community Justice Project seeks an immigration attorney to work out of its Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office.

CJP is a statewide legal aid program that is part of Pennsylvania’s Legal Aid Network, but it does not receive Legal Services Corporation funding.  It specializes in class action and other litigation and advocacy that impacts Pennsylvania’s low income residents.  CJP conducts broad advocacy in all forms and subject areas, which include civil rights, employment, housing, community development, consumer, immigration, immigrant rights, and public benefits.  CJP works with local legal aid programs across the state, but it also does its own outreach to Hispanic communities from offices in Reading, Hazleton, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh.

Starting July, 2017, CJP will have an opening for an immigration staff attorney working out of its Harrisburg office, but serving immigrant clients in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania. The attorney will be responsible for work that focuses on immigrant victims of crime, domestic violence, and trafficking, as well as immigrant children, and will handle U-Visa, T-Visa, VAWA, SIJ, and DACA cases, along with other immigration matters.  The attorney will also be responsible for recruiting pro bono lawyers, private immigration lawyers, and working with law school clinics to try to increase the number of lawyers available to do immigration work on behalf of victims and children. 

The position also involves working closely with the Latino client communities and local Latino groups in the areas served.  The attorney must be bilingual in Spanish and must be willing to travel.  A demonstrated commitment to the low income client community is also essential.

Applicants should send a letter, resume, and writing sample to Peter Zurflieh, Community Justice Project, 118 Locust Street, Harrisburg, PA. 17101. pzurflieh@cjplaw.org. 800-322-7572 ext. 210.

The Community Justice Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer.