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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Fellow (ABLE Dayton)

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), a non-profit regional law firm that provides high-quality legal assistance to low-income persons and groups in western Ohio, and agricultural workers statewide, seeks a dynamic, bright, hardworking attorney to serve as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow.

The Fellow will provide civil legal assistance to immigrant children eligible for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U-visa status, or deferred action and represent the children throughout Ohio in related juvenile, asylum, and immigration proceedings. The term of service will begin as soon as possible, with a possible renewal. The position will be in ABLE's Dayton office.


The Fellow is required to have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal, organizational, and negotiation skills, and the ability to work as a team member. The ability to communicate in Spanish is required. Knowledge of immigration law and/or experience with immigrant children preferred. Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences are preferred. The Fellow must be admitted to practice law in Ohio.  Applicants are subject to criminal history checks per AmeriCorps regulations, including a check of the National Sex Offender Public Website, state, and FBI checks.


The AmeriCorps Fellow will receive an AmeriCorps living allowance of $24,200 plus supplemental benefits paid of $16,800 for housing; student loans; relocation; professional dues; and other allowable expenses.

Other benefits include: $5,775 Segal Education Award upon successful completion of service; eligible childcare assistance; professional development and training assistance; student loan forbearance during service term; interest accrual payment for eligible loans; participation in Equal Justice Works training opportunities and conferences, as applicable; and fringe benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, Rx), disability insurance, and life insurance.

Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references as soon as possible, electronically preferred in Microsoft Word format, to:

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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Fellow
c/o ABLE Recruitment Coordinator
525 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43604

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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.