The Boyd School of Law’s Justice AmeriCorps program has won national and local acclaim for helping Southern Nevada respond to the arrival of unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America. Our two attorneys advise child-clients, and represent them in state courts and federal immigration proceedings as needed. We also develop pro bono resources in the local legal community. In the coming year, the Justice AmeriCorps program will be increasingly integrated with the law school’s Immigration Clinic, so that the volunteer attorneys will have the opportunity to supervise and teach law students in addition to representing clients.
Specific duties of the Justice Americorps attorneys include (but are not strictly limited to):
- representation in removal proceedings before the Las Vegas Immigration Court
- representation in asylum, SIJS, and adjustment of status applications before USCIS
- representation in guardianship proceedings before the Family Court
- recruitment and supervision of pro bono attorneys coordinate referrals for counseling, medical, and dental services
Justice AmeriCorps member attorneys receive a stipend and compensation for certain living expenses more than $40,000. Some benefits (including health insurance and retirement) are provided in addition. Details can be provided upon inquiry.
For more information about the vacancy, please contact Immigration Clinic Director Michael Kagan at email@example.com. To apply, please send a letter, resume, and names and contacts of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will begin reviewing applications after August 23; to ensure full consideration apply before that date. However, we will continue to receive applications until the position is filled.