Green |Evans-Schroeder is Tucson’s largest and fastest growing immigration law firm. Our firm strives to provide the highest quality immigration services to our clients—and we have developed a top reputation for taking on challenging and complex cases, and getting results. Our mission is to protect and advance the rights of the immigrant community. Teamwork. Respect. Courage. These are our core values, and they are responsible for our success.
We are looking for a passionate and talented attorney to practice primarily litigation. Do you believe in our mission? Do you practice our core values? Are you looking for an opportunity to practice law with colleagues who, like you, enjoy the creative and intellectual challenges in this field? If so, we encourage you to consider an exciting and rewarding career with Green | Evans-Schroeder.
Our law firm is seeking an immigration attorney who will be an exceptional addition to our team. As a litigation associate, you will be responsible for managing a caseload of removal (deportation) defense cases. You will represent clients, many of whom are detained by ICE, in their immigration court cases, and also in their appeals. You will bring a number of skills to this job, including (a) strong written and oral advocacy; (b) effective client and caseload management; (c) disciplined adherence to best practices; and (d) commitment to exercising leadership and improving the performance of our team.
What You’ll Do
Manage a caseload of removal defense cases in the Tucson, Florence, and Eloy Immigration Courts
Prepare and litigate applications for relief from removal, including cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, asylum, withholding of removal, Convention Against Torture (CAT), and other waivers
Prepare and argue motions to release our clients from detention in bond proceedings
Challenge allegations of removability through motions to terminate and motions to suppress
Conduct investigations and discovery to effectively support our clients’ claims with persuasive evidence
Effectively communicate with other attorneys and experts in the field—locally and nationally—to leverage as much knowledge and advice as possible for the benefit of our clients
Legal research and writing--specifically, drafting and filing motions and briefs before the immigration courts, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Analyze the immigration consequences of criminal convictions by providing “Padilla consults” to criminal defense attorneys
Litigate petitions for writ of habeas corpus and applications for preliminary injunctive relief in the U.S. District Court
Perform consultations for potential clients who are interested in the law firm’s services
What You’ll Bring
Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
Must be licensed to practice law by the highest court of any state
At least 2 years of relevant legal experience preferred but all qualified applicants, including recent graduates, will be considered
Proficiency in Spanish preferred but not required
Must have reliable transportation with valid driver’s license and insurance
And, most importantly, a commitment to our mission and values
*All applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter, and two (2) writing samples.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to salary, our firm offers quarterly performance-based bonus opportunities. We also offer a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement benefits, and relatively flexible personal leave opportunities.
About Green | Evans-Schroeder, PLLC
Our law practice focuses on deportation defense and family-based immigration. Our attorneys represent clients with cases in the Arizona Immigration Courts, and before all components of the Department of Homeland Security. We also have a robust immigration appellate practice, and our attorneys argue cases at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals several times a year. The firm is recognized for its leadership and excellence in crimmigration law, and Mr. Green has lectured regularly over the years on criminal and immigration law topics for the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Public Defender’s Association (APDA), and locally and nationally for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).