Junior Associate Attorney needed for New York City office

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New York City, NY, United States

Junior Associate Attorney needed for New York City office

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1-3 yrs required

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A law firm is seeking a Junior Associate Attorney to join their team in New York City, NY. The ideal candidate will have recently been admitted to a State Bar and possess a passion for immigration law. Here's a breakdown of the job description:

Job Overview:

The Junior Associate Attorney will work closely with the Founding Partner to manage immigration cases, represent clients during interviews and court appearances, and build lasting attorney-client relationships. The role requires a clear understanding of immigration laws and policies and strong communication skills to advocate for clients effectively.

Duties:

  • Review cases prepared by paralegals to ensure accurate and complete filings
  • Draft affidavits for various asylum, VAWA, and waiver cases
  • Prepare Writs of Mandamus, complaints, and other immigration court motions
  • Communicate with specialized agencies such as . Embassies and the FBI to expedite case processing
  • Assist in maintaining attorney-client relationships and building an individual caseload
  • Represent clients during USCIS interviews and immigration court appearances

Requirements:

  • Recently admitted to a State Bar
  • Minimum of 1 year of legal experience at a firm
  • Prior immigration experience or bilingual ability preferred
  • Clear writing and oral communication skills in legal and professional contexts
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and argue immigration laws and policies effectively
  • Proficiency in independent legal research
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple cases
  • Flexible schedule to attend USCIS interviews and immigration court hearings
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with support staff
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a commitment to maintaining confidentiality
  • Proficiency in French desired

Education & Certifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school
  • Admission to a State Bar

Skills:

  • Legal writing and research
  • Oral Advocacy
  • Case management
  • Client relationship management
  • Time management
  • Fluency in French (desired)

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