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Years of Experience
Immigration Attorney Responsibilities: Performs quality legal work with very limited review, oversees entire matter files from case initiation, case strategy/planning, including regular status conferences with clients throughout the process until successful completion of the case; Meets with clients after they have hired the firm to determine case strategy based on their goals and the law. Assesses eligibility for relief from removal proceedings, and represents detained and non-detained clients in removal proceedings in Immigration Court; Represents clients at USCIS interviews; prepares case strategy and clients/witnesses for court/USCIS testimony; oversight of court hearings and USCIS interviews; Drafts, reviews and files appropriate court pleadings including legal motions, petitions and briefs; prepares appropriate immigration applications; Participates in trainings and works closely with staff to draft and implement program protocols, work-flow processes and case related policies and procedures; Responsible for legal operations consistent with the firmâ€™s mission and principles while playing a key role in managing client relationships. Oversees activities and production of the legal team while also working closely with the administrative team. Communicates with third parties, courts, and opposing counsel, delegating to Legal Team when appropriate; Anticipates issues and potential for new business with existing clients; networks as strategized with Firm Owner; Participates in monthly meetings with assigned support staff to collaborate on case strategy and determine case statuses; reports case statuses on a monthly basis to Firm Owner; Provide excellent customer service while building client rapport and trust.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited law school, admitted to practice law in the United States (Alabama Bar admission preferred) and member in good standing; and admitted to practice law by the highest court in the state where barred. 4+ years of immigration law experience, preferably with a strong removal defense background, along with excellent public presentation skills; and experience working with diverse individuals and communities; Must enjoy regular face-to-face contact with clients and/or client family members; Must have the ability to genuinely empathize with clients facing difficult immigration issues and be a passionate advocate for all clients; Interpersonal and organizational skills of the highest caliber; as well as excellent writing, research and analytical skills are required; Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, often under tight deadlines; Working knowledge of immigration case management systems (such as LawLogix, INSZoom or Cerenade); Absolutely MUST have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and impeccable character; Excellent professional references (yes, we actually do check them); Bilingual - English/Spanish strongly preferred.
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