Summary: Responsible for the representation of clients in immigration matters. An associate attorney will represent clients in both family-based immigration matters as well as immigration-related litigation before immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and federal courts.
· Assess the eligibility of foreign nationals to file family-based immigration applications, applications for naturalization, and eligibility for relief before the immigration courts.
· Represent clients in presenting applications before USCIS at interviews.
· Supervise and review initial filings and RFE responses prepared by paralegals/legal assistants.
· Work directly with clients to advance cases through the various immigration processes.
· Supervise and review the work of paralegal staff.
· Train paralegal and support staff on immigration practice and procedure.
· Research immigration law and procedures.
· Prepare legal correspondence, memoranda, and legal briefs.
· Enter case information into computerized databases and case management systems.
· Track the status of filings and inform clients of any follow up that may be necessary.
· Maintain confidentiality of client information.
· Assist other firm attorneys in representing clients before immigration courts and USCIS.
· Assist with preparations and management of occasional business-related immigration applications.
· Prepare reports and spreadsheets as required.
· Other duties as required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing duties, the employee will constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. The employee will occasionally need to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.;
· Must be able to lift 35 pounds;
· Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time.
Benefits include recognized work-life balance and team culture, opportunities for career advancement, mentorship, office events, group insurance package with majority employer-covered (Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D, Short Term Disability, Vision, FSA, HSA), 401k retirement benefits with employer match, safe harbor and profit sharing, vacation reimbursement program, self improvement allowance, access to free on-site gym, cell phone reimbursement, clothing allowance, flexible schedule, bonuses, Free Friday and competitive salary.
J.D. or LL.M. degree from an ABA-accredited law school is required. Active and unrestricted license to practice law in at least one U.S. state is required. English language fluency with excellent interpersonal, communication (both oral and written), and problem-solving skills. Spanish fluency strongly preferred. 1-2 years of immigration or litigation experience. Outstanding organizational and time management skills. Must be able to work effectively under strict time deadlines while handling significant case volumes. Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, with emphasis on ability to work within a team structure.