Managing Attorney of Immigration Legal Services

The Managing Attorney of Immigration Legal Services (ILS) will be responsible for leading the Immigration Legal Services program, which serves low-income refugees and Afghan humanitarian parolees in Dane County. As part of the JSS Management Team, the Managing Attorney oversees immigration legal services program outreach, development, and administration, supervises ILS staff and case management, and provides direct legal services to eligible community members. The ILS program has a program assistant.


  • Commitment to immigrant rights and social, economic, and racial justice
  • Experience working on refugee community issues, and/or social, economic, and racial justice issues preferred.
  • Juris Doctorate degree, admission to the bar of any state, and 1+ years practicing immigration law
  • Experience in drafting affidavits pertaining to family-based cases
  • Experience communicating with clients and government agencies, such as USCIS, CBP, NVC, and EOIR, regarding immigration matters
  • Bilingual proficiency in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Swahili, and/or French is an asset
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; empathic listener sensitive to legal issues experienced by diverse immigrant communities
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and build relationships with people of diverse social, economic, racial/ethnic, and faith backgrounds
  • Ability to stay organized, manage a high volume workload, and work under strict deadlines
  • Proficiency using Microsoft suite; prior experience with LawLogix a plus
  • Strong proofreading and detail-oriented research and writing skills
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from community members and the general public
  • A valid driver’s license, car, and car insurance strongly preferred
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends as required
  • Able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Organization: Jewish Social Services
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Full Description: managingattorney.pdf