If you are an immigration or criminal defense attorney with a passion for defending immigrants, we encourage you to apply for a position with us. We are a “crimmigration” law firm that focuses on providing outstanding representation to non-citizens facing criminal charges, deportation, or both. The ideal candidate has 2-4 years of experience practicing either immigration law or criminal defense, preferably in Arizona. Merit hearing, jury trial and/or evidentiary hearing experience is required, in addition to a demonstrated ability to exercise leadership in a teamwork-oriented environment. The position also requires fluency or high proficiency in Spanish. If your only experience is with criminal defense, we prefer at least some familiarity with immigration law and working with non-citizens.
The attorney hired for this position will practice in both immigration and criminal venues, including Arizona's Immigration Courts and the USCIS Tucson (and to a lesser extent, Phoenix) Field Office. Our attorneys also appear regularly in Pima County Superior Court, Pima County Justice Court, Tucson City Court, and U.S. District Court (Tucson Division). Less frequent appearances in other state courts will also be required. The applicant will be expected to develop core competencies in immigration law, and will learn to litigate removal defense cases in the Tucson, Florence, and Eloy Immigration Courts.
In addition, the associate attorney for this position will be expected to handle family-based immigration law cases (adjustment of status, consular processing, waiver preparation, naturalization, etc.) before the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of State. The position will also require the associate attorney to maintain a limited appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Some civil immigration litigation in the U.S. District Court, Dist. of Arizona is also likely.
The lawyers who work for Law Offices of Matthew H. Green have demonstrated a commitment to mastery of their craft. Mastering the ability to expertly litigate criminal and immigration cases requires a strong commitment to hard work and personal development. The reward is significant—a meaningful and exceptional career practicing some of the most intellectually stimulating law, and serving some of the most deserving clients.
Licensed to practice law in Arizona or eligible for Arizona admission by motion, or UBE transfer.
2-4 years experience practicing primarily immigration and/or criminal defense
Fluency or high level of proficiency speaking Spanish preferred but non-Spanish speakers with who meet all other criteria are encouraged to apply and will likely be seriously considered
Office located in Tucson, Arizona
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