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Family Attorney & Pro Bono Coordinator

JFCS Immigration Legal Services department is a dynamic team responsible for representing the most vulnerable immigrants and refugees in our area with dedication, compassion and skill.  We are looking to expand our team and hire an experienced family law attorney to help our underage clients navigate the family court process which will allow them to move forward with their immigration cases.  Job duties would include some direct client representation as well as coordinating the recruitment, training and mentoring of pro bono attorneys, and organizing educational and outreach presentations in the community.

Requirements:

Please have a JD and be admitted to the Pennsylvania and/or West Virginia Bar.  Excellent communication and organizational skills are paramount.  You must have some experience working in family court including confirmation of custody and dependency petitions. Experience with Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is a plus.  We require all staff to be culturally sensitive.

Preferences:

It would be incredibly helpful if you have an interest in immigration law. Experience working with volunteers is appreciated and preference is given to bilingual speakers.

About JFCS

JFCS is known as a local leader in providing innovative and effective social service solutions to problems facing families and individuals of all ages and walks of life.  Support ranges from counseling services, career services, guardianship services, immigration legal services, refugee and immigrant services, scholarship services and we run the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry.  We offer support without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, gender, sexual orientation, familial status, age, handicap or disability.

Application:

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@jfcspgh.org with “Family Attorney & Pro Bono Coordinator” in the subject line.