Staff Attorney


Brooklyn, NY


HIV Law Project (HLP) believes that all people deserve equal rights, including the right to live with dignity & respect, the right to be treated as equal members of society, and the right to have their basic human needs fulfilled. These fundamental rights are elusive for many people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Through innovative legal services and advocacy programs, HLP fights for the rights of underserved PLWHAs.


HLP seeks a Staff Attorney with a minimum of four years of experience to provide advocacy and litigation services to indigent PLWHAs in the area of immigration. The Staff Attorney will work in all facets of our immigration practice, including asylum, family-based immigration, removal defense, and deferred action, and will supervise one attorney and one paralegal in the practice.


  • Competitive applicants should demonstrate or possess:
  • A strong commitment to social justice and human rights;
  • Initiative and strong research and writing skills;
  • Four years or more of experience with immigration law practice;
  • Good interpersonal/supervisory skills;
  • Fluency in Spanish (preferred but not required).
Include a cover letter and resume. Send applications via email ONLY to Legal Director Armen H. Merjian at the following address: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Only competitive applicants will be contacted.

This is a full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits.

HLP is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, PLWHAs, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply.

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Include a cover letter and resume.Send applications via email to Armen Merjian at the following .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)