Rutgers Law seeking Two Staff Attorneys to Represent Child Victims

February 23, 2016

Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey is seeking to immediately hire one (1) Full-Time Attorney and one (1) Part-Time Attorney for a grant-funded project to increase legal representation for abused, neglected and trafficked children in Cumberland and Salem counties.  The Full-Time Staff Attorney will represent child victims in child welfare, child custody and other family law proceedings, along with legal assistance and advocacy on education law matters.  The Part-Time Staff Attorney will assist the child victims in applications for immigration relief, including possible appearances before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and in New Jersey Family Court.  See below for more detail about each position and the links to apply.      

Full-Time Child Abuse Staff Attorney

Candidates for the Full-Time Child Abuse Staff Attorney position must be a New Jersey-licensed attorney in good standing.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year of experience in family law (preferably New Jersey family law), experience working with children or crime victims, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Bilingual proficiency (Spanish/English) is preferred, but not required.  The Child Abuse Staff Attorney will be dually-based at Rutgers Law School in Camden and at an office in Cumberland or Salem counties.  Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a car are also required.

Salary is commensurate with experience.  The Full-Time Child Abuse Staff Attorney position qualifies for benefits.  Any interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of references no later than April 15, 2016  To apply go to: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/21098

Part-Time Immigration Staff Attorney

Candidates for the Part-Time Immigration Staff Attorney position must be licensed attorneys, preferably admitted to the bar in New Jersey.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year of experience in immigration law, experience working with children or crime victims, excellent oral and written communication skills, and bilingual proficiency (Spanish/English).  The Part-Time Immigration Staff Attorney will be dually-based at Rutgers Law School in Camden and in Cumberland and Salem counties.  Therefore possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a car are also required. 

The Part-Time Immigration Staff Attorney will be part of the New Jersey Consortium of Immigrant Children, a collaborative comprised of non–profit organizations, New Jersey’s law schools, and the private sector, with a mission to increase the number of pro bono attorneys available to represent undocumented immigrant children in New Jersey.

Salary will be hourly and will be commensurate to experience.  The Part-Time Immigration Staff Attorney will not be expected to work more than 19 hours per week.  Any interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of references no later than April 15, 2016.  To apply go to : https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/21099.

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