Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Supervisory Staff Attorney - Immigration Unit For US Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Reference #FY06-17

Position Title: Supervisory Staff Attorney - Immigration Unit
Location: Office of Legal Affairs, 40 Foley Square, NYC
Salary Range: Up to CL 31 (90,008-112,526) depending on experience, salary, and qualifications
Closing Date: July 10, 2006
Position Overview: The Office of Legal Affairs seeks a Supervisory Staff Attorney to run the immigration unit in the Staff Attorneys’ Office. The incumbent will supervise an Assistant Supervisory Staff Attorney, approximately 11 staff attorneys and one administrative assistant. The Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing the preparation and submission of more than 48 asylum-related bench memoranda per week. The Supervisor will serve as a resource on substantive legal issues and be responsible for training new staff attorneys, creating and maintaining any necessary databases, organizing distribution of cases to the attorneys and maintaining a legal “primer” on immigration law.  Incumbent will provide the Court with legal analysis, advice and assistance on a wide-range of issues relating to immigration law, but with a particular focus on asylum, withholding of removal and Convention Against Torture (CAT) claims. Incumbent will be required to stay current on case law and legislation related to immigration issues and to provide regular updates and training for all staff attorneys. The Supervisor will report directly to the Director of Legal Affairs.
Requirements: Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school and must be currently admitted to practice before the highest court of a state or territory of the United States. Applicant must have at least 5 years of experience related to the duties described above, superior skills in legal research, analysis and writing including editing: attention to detail is critical. Applicant should have progressively responsible legal work background in the practice of law, legal research and writing, legal teaching or court administration. Significant experience with asylum law and litigation, especially in the Courts of Appeals, is required. Prior management or supervisory experience is preferred.  Ability to work collaboratively, experience that demonstrates problem solving and consensus building, and ability to communicate effectively, are essential.
Application Procedure: Please submit a cover letter and (2) two résumés to:
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
40 Foley Square, Room 1604
New York, NY 10007
Attn.: Human Resources, Reference #FY06-17

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