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ProfileGreenbelt office of our client seeks immigration law associate attorney with 3-5 years experience in immigration law particularly family-based, removal defense, and humanitarian-based immigration law. The candidate will be providing legal advice and counsel to prospective clients of the firm. Will be appearing and representing with individuals before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for family-based matters, as well as for adjustment of status and naturalization, employment-based interviews. Preparing filings and memorandum in support for filings before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, including but not limited to Green Card Applications, Naturalization Applications, Waivers, VAWA applications, SIJS, and other visa petitions. Prepare visa applications for consular processing and represent clients. Representing clients in removal proceedings before the EOIR Immigration Courts. Represent clients in hearings at the Circuit Court in SIJS cases or other matters. Preparing asylum applications and appearing with individuals at the asylum office for asylum interviews. Meet with clients to prepare declarations and assist them in gathering evidence in support of their cases. Preparing filings before the Department of Labor in PERM matters, as well as preparing employment-based visa applications. Handling client meetings and consultations. Prepare clients for interviews and court hearings. Coordinate legal case strategies. Remain aware of legislative changes that may affect immigration matters requirements. Conducting legal research and drafting briefs, legal memorandum, motions, affidavits, arguments, letters, responses to requests for evidence/notices of intent to deny. Utilize web-based immigration case management system and database continuously and accurately. Supervise and mentor paralegals and legal assistants. Contribute to the development of firm processes to simplify work and help the team operate more efficiently and effectively. Assist and participate in speaking engagements and seminars organized by the firm. Open to learn and represent clients in estate planning and probate matters. Must have an active Bar license and in good standing in any state (Preferably in MD). Fluency in English and Spanish is a plus. Experience with a case management system (such as INS Zoom) as well as MS Excel and/or Google Docs essential.
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