The Associate Attorney is responsible for assisting Senior Associates and Partners with day-to-day and preparation of family-based immigration petitions and communication with clients. Moreover, the Associate Attorney will be encouraged to develop litigation skills by representing individuals in removal proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Primary job duties include:
Counsel clients and oversee high-volume of family-based immigration cases including immigrant and nonimmigrant cases with USCIS and the Department of State.
Prepare immigration petitions and applications, including assessing eligibility, analyzing relevant legal issues, developing evidence and addressing requests for further evidence.
Draft detailed correspondence to clients and timely respond to client email.
Draft persuasive correspondence and summaries to relevant administrative agencies and respond to requests for evidence.
Represent clients in removal proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review as needed, and develop appropriate legal defenses specific to client needs.
Assist senior level attorneys with legal research and initial drafting of federal court litigation, including lawsuits addressing specialty occupations, agency delay and APA violations.
Prioritize, organize and delegate work load to Legal Assistant(s) daily and in accordance with standard procedure of the practice group.
Conduct case meetings with Sr. Legal Assistants and Case Managers in accordance with standard procedure of the practice group.
Consult with Senior Associate Attorneys on potential case issues and developing case strategy.
Draft correspondence to clients and relevant administrative agency, as well as communicate directly with clients and agencies when applicable.
Maintain organized legally compliant client files, update notes in database, monitor deadlines and communicate progress of individuals’ cases.
Maintain a detailed practice group calendar and oversee accurate placement of interviews and court hearings by staff.
Conduct legal research regarding regulations and procedures in immigration law.
Contribute to the development of practice processes to ensure team operates efficiently and effectively.
0-5 years of experience in family and marriage-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions
Strong verbal and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain a client-friendly focus
Ability to organize and outline evidence for content and clarity
Willingness to take on added responsibilities and learn new things
Ability to show initiative and work as part of a team.
Ability to edit work of legal assistants and support staff and meticulous attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and manage a large volume of cases
Proficient in Microsoft Office and knowledge of BlueDot data software
Green and Spiegel is one of the world’s oldest immigration law practices with over 50 years of experience assisting a diverse global clientele. Our efforts culminated in 2012 with the opening of the first U.S. offices in Philadelphia, PA, (which serves as our U.S. Headquarters) and Providence, RI (New England). In 2015, we opened our office in Vail, Colorado (Mountain West) and in 2019 we opened our office in Cleveland, Ohio (Midwest).
Green and Spiegel U.S. offers a full range of United States immigration services for employers, temporary workers, individuals and their families. Whether you are migrating to work, to join your family, as an investor/entrepreneur, or seeking new opportunities, Green and Spiegel can help. If you are an employer who needs an expert to manage your global mobility needs, Green and Spiegel has the depth and breadth of expertise to provide your business with immigration support to ensure global mobility program that operates smoothly and efficiently.