|The Florence Project has an opening for a staff attorney on our Florence team, with a start date of August 6, 2012. The staff attorney provides pro bono legal services to over 1,000 men held in four detention centers in the town of Florence, Arizona. The staff attorney will work on a team of three (two staff attorneys and one legal assistant) providing group know your rights presentations, individual intakes, group and individual court counseling and prep sessions, and pro se services to immigrants facing removal proceedings before the Florence Immigration Court. On a limited basis, the staff attorney will also fully represent detainees in merits proceedings before the Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals. The staff attorney will also supervise law student interns and other volunteers, refer cases to the Projects pro bono coordinator and social services coordinator, and participate in related advocacy and outreach projects.
The position is available August 1st with an application deadline of April 15th. The position is based out of the Project’s main office in Florence, a prison town approximately one hour south of Phoenix and one and a half hours north of Tucson. Starting salary is $35,000. Benefits include medical, dental, vision as well as generous vacation and leave policy. May also qualify for limited Arizona loan repayment program in the fall of 2012.
Fluency in Spanish is required. The applicant must be licensed to practice law in any state or have sat for the July bar exam. We seek applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to immigration issues and public interest law, who enjoy working in a collaborative, high volume, and energetic work environment, and who are flexible team players. Prior advocacy, practice, or clinical experience in immigration or criminal law and experience working with indigent clients is preferred.
To apply, please email a resume, letter of interest, three references, and writing sample to Lindsay Marshall, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Florence Project recognizes the value of diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, persons with disabilities, and members of under-represented or disadvantaged communities.