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Immigration Attorney

Hiscock Legal Aid Society (HLA)
August 30, 2022
351 South Warren Street, Syracuse, NY
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About Hiscock Legal Aid: Hiscock Legal Aid (HLA), founded in 1949, is a non-profit agency located in Syracuse, New York and is a primary provider of legal services to low-income individuals in Central New York. HLA has approximately 80 employees and promotes the right of every person to equal justice under the law by providing high-quality legal assistance to individuals and families in need. For more information, please visit

About the Position: Hiscock Legal Aid (HLA) seeks an attorney to join our dynamic immigration law practice to provide legal counsel and represent clients in a variety of immigration matters, including: DACA; Asylum; U Visas; T Visas; TPS; SIJS; VAWA; Removal proceedings; Work permits; Bond hearings; BIA; Federal litigation; Advanced parole; Family Reunification; Family-based immigration; Complex naturalization; and Family Guardianship. The attorney will also be expected to conduct outreach and trainings to the community in accordance with grant requirements. The position is funded by the State of New York under contracts through the Office of New Americans and presents a unique opportunity to join a collaborative office working to provide high-quality immigration legal services throughout an 18 county region of Upstate New York.

Required Qualifications: Admission or pending admission to the bar of the highest court of any state in the country or U.S. territory. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Attention to detail. Ability to meet deadlines and requirements. Driver’s license and ability to travel, in accordance with grant requirements.

Preferred Qualifications: Fluent in English and an additional language. Admission or pending admission to the New York bar. Diverse economic, social, and/or cultural experiences.

Salary: Starts at $55,000.00 annually for attorneys admitted in New York, increases depending on

Benefits: Excellent fringe benefits including generous leave, health, dental, and optical insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, and a great work environment.

Start Date: As soon as mutually agreeable.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Gregory W. Dewan, Executive Director, at

The positions will be open until filled.

Hiscock Legal Aid is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply.