Staff Attorney (Immigration Detention/Removal Defense) – Edison, NJ

Staff Attorney (Immigration Detention/Removal Defense)

Legal Services of New Jersey

Edison, NJ



Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New Jerseyans, has several immediate openings for attorneys to provide legal representation to immigrant detainees, former detainees, and others in removal proceedings. The positions will require travel to the immigration courts in Newark and Elizabeth, as well as to detention centers throughout the state. LSNJ has offices in Edison and Newark, within walking distance from Newark Penn Station. 

LSNJ offers a positive workplace among colleagues who enjoy and are passionate about their work. We encourage a supportive, team work environment, with work-life balance. Benefits include comprehensive health and retirement plans and in-house trainings that offer CLE credit.



The strongest candidates will have related experience, such as removal defense, criminal defense, or federal practice. Fluency in Spanish is an extremely important additional capacity.

To Apply: 

To be considered, send a cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and related legal background, along with a resume including the states and years of all bar admissions. Please also include two recent legal writing samples. Send all required components to [email protected]. EOE.


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