June 26, 2023

Immigrant Children’s Justice Project Staff Attorney

The Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA), the largest children’s rights organization in New England, seeks a dynamic attorney for its Immigrant Children’s Justice Project. CCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to enforcing the legal rights of low-income children.

The ICJP is a critical source of life-saving legal services for immigrant children and youth in Connecticut. The Project provides legal representation, training and system reform advocacy to help immigrant children and youth gain immigration status and access systems that provide them with critical health, education, and support services.

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Salary is commensurate with experience and is at the high end of the legal services step system. CCA provides generous paid time off, and health and dental benefits. Flexible hours and remote working opportunities are available.
This opening is for a full-time attorney who will have the opportunity to advocate for immigrant children and youth through a wide variety of strategies.

The attorney will:

  • Provide legal consultation and representation to immigrant children and youth primarily on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status matters, with the possibility of pursuing other immigration options, as well as access to education as English Language Learners (ELLs) and special education.
  • Provide legal rights training to immigrant youth, families, advocates, and community providers.
  • Collaborate with CCA’s communications department to produce legal information materials for youth and community providers.
  • Collaborate with other immigrant advocacy organizations to bring information and legal services to immigrant youth.
  • Collaborate with other CCA attorneys, outside immigrant advocacy organizations, and community providers to identify systemic problems that impact immigrant youth and engage in system reform advocacy, including litigation, administrative advocacy, and legislative advocacy as necessary, to address the identified problems.

Candidates should have:

  • Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Experience with children and youth of color and a demonstrated deep commitment to social justice and racial justice is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Immigration experience is a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred
  • Must be admitted to CT Bar or have the ability to waive/transfer in.

To apply, email cover letter and detailed resume to Stacey Violante Cote at employment@cca-ct.org. CCA is an equal-opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

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