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Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, a non-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance to low-income agricultural workers and immigrants in Ohio, seeks a Staff Attorney for its Agricultural Worker and Immigrant Rights Practice Group in its Dayton office.

The attorney will manage a caseload that will focus on immigration advocacy, including representing detained immigrants at the Butler County Jail in Hamilton, Ohio; and unaccompanied immigrant children in juvenile, asylum, and immigration proceedings. The attorney will also work to expand the organization's legal services in response to the changes in immigration policy. The attorney will collaborate closely with other attorneys, paralegals, volunteers, and community partners; oversee legal clinics; and conduct informational presentations for immigrants and their family members, as well as service providers working with immigrant communities. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal, organizational, and negotiations skills; the ability to work as a team member; computer proficiency; and a strong commitment to equal justice. Fluency in Spanish, both oral and written, is required. Some evening and weekend work. Membership in Ohio Bar or ability to be admitted by motion or temporary certification is required. Comprehensive benefits include language compensation. Salary based on relevant legal experience.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter electronically as soon as possible, in Microsoft Word format, to:

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Subject: Staff Attorney—AIR Practice Group, Dayton


ABLE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and places a high value on diversity in our workplace, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We strive to create an environment welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Equal access to ABLE’s office is available. Applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/ application process should contact the recruitment coordinator at the address listed above.