UAC OLAF Fellow

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Job location
130 W. Second Street
Suite 300
Dayton, OH 45402
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.
Street address: 
525 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 300
City: 
Toledo
State: 
Ohio
ZIP: 
43604
Job type: 
Fellowship/Internship
Position Description: 

Position Available:
Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Fellowship
Funded through the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), a non-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance to low-income agricultural workers and immigrants in Ohio, seeks a dynamic and hardworking attorney to serve as an Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Fellow. The Fellow will provide civil legal assistance to immigrant children eligible for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U-visa status, or other immigration relief and represent the children throughout Ohio in related juvenile, asylum, and immigration proceedings. The term of service will begin immediately, with a possible year of renewal. The position will be in our Dayton office.

Requirements: 

The Fellow is required to have excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal, organizational, and negotiation skills; the ability to work as a team member; computer proficiency; and a strong commitment to equal justice. Fluency in Spanish, both oral and written, is required. Some evening and weekend work. Knowledge of immigration law and/or experience with immigrant children preferred. The Fellow must be admitted to practice law in Ohio.

To apply: 

Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references as soon as possible, electronically preferred in Microsoft Word format, to:

[email protected]
Subject: Unaccompanied Immigration Children OLAF Fellowship

ABLE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and places a high value on diversity in our workplace, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We strive to create an environment welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Equal access to ABLE’s office is available. Applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact the recruitment coordinator at the address listed above.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, December 8, 2017
Expiration date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017