Careers

Staff Attorney Position

Position: Just Neighbors seeks a passionate, talented attorney to work on our staff.  

How to Apply:

Deadline: Position open until filled. Candidates must email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Dominique Poirier, Director of Legal Services at dominique@justneighbors.org with “Staff Attorney Position” in the subject line.

Who we Are:

Just Neighbors (www.justneighbors.org) is a nonprofit immigration legal service office which provides immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees in northern Virginia.  Just Neighbors is an independent non-profit organization founded by members of the United Methodist Church which provides legal services to clients of all faiths and backgrounds.  Just Neighbors is a member of National Justice For Our Neighbors, a national non-profit dedicated to providing quality immigration legal services throughout the nation.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a robust case load focusing on humanitarian immigration, including VAWA petitions, U Visa, Special Immigrant Juvenile, T Visa, Asylum and some removal work.  Work requires meeting with clients for initial consultations and preparing applications for submission to USCIS as well as some court filings and representation before EOIR.
  • Coordinate and attend bi-monthly evening and weekend immigration consultation legal clinics.
  • Supervise and work with volunteer attorneys and pro bono counsel
  • Conduct community outreach presentations on issues surrounding immigration.  Some presentations may be in Spanish or languages other than English.
  • Assist in administrative office tasks
  • Travel weekly to both the main Just Neighbors office in Annandale as well as the satellite office in Herndon for client appointments and follow-up.

Qualifications:

  • Active bar membership; Virginia preferred but not required
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Hard working, flexible, able to carry a heavy caseload and to work as a team member in a close-knit, small office with people of all backgrounds
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Passion for immigration, human-rights, and the non-profit sector
  • Ability to work with volunteers
  • Ability to work extensively with trauma victims
  • Spanish speaking preferred

Just Neighbors offers a flexible working environment as well as excellent benefits including generous vacation and holiday leave, health insurance, professional liability insurance, paid bar and AILA dues and a retirement pension plan.  Just Neighbors is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applicants of all religions, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, physical abilities and sexual orientations. Salary commensurate with experience.

Contact Us

Phone: 703-979-1240
Fax: 703-979-1244
E-mail: info@justneighbors.org
Postal mail:
7630 Little River Tpke #900
Annandale, Virginia 22003



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