Immigration Attorney
Godoy Law Office
Oak Brook, IL US
Posted ago
Godoy Law Office

We are seeking an Immigration Attorney who has a passion for immigration and criminal defense to help take our growing law firm to the next level. We are not your typical law firm. We are poised for aggressive growth, and we’re looking for an attorney who can hit the ground running to give our clients outstanding representation … You need to have strong research and writing skills and know your way around a courtroom.


The work at Godoy Law Office has an immediate impact on the lives of people. At times, we are what stands between our client’s American Dream and whether he or she is removed from the United States. Therefore, if you are interested in this job, know that you will be dealing with highly intensive situations where your work will impact the lives of our clients and those that love them. 


We are looking for an attorney who will thrive with our team:

  • Our Attorneys are committed to communicating with our clients and helping them move forward with our legal goals
  •  Our Attorneys take ownership of a client's case to better understand and formulate a strategic plan to best position the client for the desired results in both federal immigration proceedings and state court criminal cases
  • Our Attorneys perform legal services such as legal analysis, legal strategy planning, overseeing and analyzing discovery and legal pleadings, conferring with other attorneys, presenting to the court, and advising client to name just a few
  • Our Attorneys understand the value of delegating work to paralegals and legal assistants in order to create a team approach to get more done in less time
  • Our Attorneys manage felony and misdemeanor cases: discovery, pleadings, and motions; pretrial hearings, motion hearings, and criminal trials

Responsibilities

  • Engage in Preliminary Legal Strategy Sessions with clients to fully understand the facts and the goals in order to perform legal analysis and legal strategy planning
  • Engage with Legal Team to share legal strategy on each case so the legal team can be in alignment with the client’s interest in reaching their goal, the team’s interest in moving clients forward and the Firm’s interest in creating raving fans
  • Communicate with clients and advise clients on key junctures so they fully understand their options and can make a fully informed decision 
  • Oversee and analyze discovery and legal pleadings drafted by the Legal Team and provide feedback and guidance to create stronger work product and streamlined processes.
  • Confer with other attorneys on a case with advocacy and professionalism
  • Prepare for and present to the Court
  • Prepare memorandums to the file and correspondence throughout the case to appropriately apprise team members and the client of the status of the last 2 steps taken and the next 3 steps planned so everyone understands the plan

Qualifications

  • Law Degree with proven experience as an Associate in Immigration Law = 5+ years. Willing to review applicants that have less experience if they have worked in other fields specific to immigration
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail including grammar and spelling
  • Good understanding of legal strategies and position of clients
  • Strong creativity and desire to innovate with new strategies to better service our clients and to streamline our firm
  • Ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Great organizational skills and ability to lead and delegate
  • Resilient problem-solving skills
  • Good knowledge of legal research techniques and databases
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is highly preferred

Compensation
$75,000 - $110,000
About Godoy Law Office

We are a fast-growing, entrepreneurial law firm that helps people through the immigration system and people charged in criminal court. We are here to help our clients navigate the legal system and achieve positive results.


We are very focused on giving our clients an outstanding experience. We are also really busy, and we do not intend to slow down! We need the right kind of person to meet with our potential clients, listen to them, hear their struggles, and then show them how we can give them the path to a better tomorrow.


We strive to help our clients come out of a scary and extremely emotional process feeling as though they have been heard and helped, and that they are now in a better position than they would have been without us.

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