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Staff Attorney

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Organization Type

Law Firm

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Date Last Verified

Jul 12, 2021

Posted on

Apr 09, 2021

Years of Experience

1-2 yrs required


Columbus, OH, United States


Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney

Position Overview:

We are seeking a committed attorney with a minimum of 1-2 years of immigration experience to join our office. The ideal candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter, possess impeccable organizational skills, is detail-oriented and has the ability to prioritize a full case load. Candidate must have experience preparing legal packets, letters, submissions, motions and have strong legal research and legal writing skills.

The ideal candidate must be ready, willing, and able to handle a busy docket of cases before Immigration Courts, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the federal courts.

Preference given to someone who is bilingual in English and Spanish, but we are open to other languages as well.

We are looking for someone to live it, love it, and work here. We are not looking for an employee, but someone who is committed to this movement.


· Prepare and draft applications/petitions for immigration benefits.

· Advise and counsel clients on possible avenues of relief.

· Develop factual backgrounds and legal arguments to support claims for asylum in the U.S.

· Research case law, regulations & statutes to help in defending clients and asserting their rights.

· Represent clients in family-based applications, consular processing and other cases.

· Work collaboratively with partners, other associate attorneys and Simakovsky Law staff in case/file preparation.

· Legal research and writing in support of both affirmative and defensive applications as well as in support of federal litigation and advocacy before various immigration agencies.

· Appear before Immigration Court, representing clients in removal proceedings (detained & non-detained dockets) with all applications for relief; Represent clients in bond hearings; Represent clients before USCIS & ICE; Represent clients in probate/family court in SIJS matters; Appear before the Asylum Office

· Communicate and work closely with clients

· Keep track of calendaring tasks and prioritizing assignments in order to meet deadlines

· Actively participate in community organizations

· Other tasks as needed and assigned


  • JD from an accredited university;
  • Membership in good standing in the bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia;
  • A minimum of two years’ experience (including law school clinical experience) with immigration law and procedures, with detained removal defense highly preferred; (preference given to Ohio bar or those willing to waive in)
  • Excellent legal skills and understanding of movement lawyering principles;
  • Competency to sensitively and effectively serve high-needs clients experiencing trauma, crisis, and instability;
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, well-organized, able to prioritize assignments and workload;
  • Ability to work respectfully and effectively with partner organizations, and to work collaboratively with other Simakovsky Law staff members;
  • Creativity, sense of humor, ability to manage stress, excellent communication skills, patience, sense of adventure
  • Bilingual [English/Spanish] and cultural competency;
  • This position requires completion of a Juris Doctorate program at an accredited U.S. Law School and admission to a U.S. state bar (preference given to Ohio bar or those willing to waive in)
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.
  • Comfort working with strict deadlines and multiple tasks
  • Ability to manage a high volume of cases competently and efficiently, including creating case management systems and developing office resources where necessary to increase capacity
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing and defending immigrant rights and willingness to support Simakovsky Law’s mission, vision, and values

Company info

Simakovsky Law

Company Profile

Simakovsky Law: Simakovsky Law is a fast-paced, growing immigration law firm with over twenty years of experience based in Columbus, Ohio looking to add an attorney or two to the team. Our practice specializes in family-based, asylum, removal defense, waivers, citizenship, and other matters. Frequent client contact with a wide variety of clients from all over the world is part of the job.

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