Are you an attorney who is passionate about advocating for immigrants?
Keen to find a job where your talents and efforts will be rewarded?
Up for a fast-paced work environment where excellence is required, but the quality of life is prioritized through a 40-hour workweek and an outstanding benefits package?
Speak fluent Spanish?
If that's you, read on.
Manning Asylum Law is hiring an associate immigration lawyer.
You'll focus on asylum - both affirmative and defensive - but may also handle various other immigration matters.
You will have a full caseload, with responsibility for every aspect of the representation. You will meet with prospective clients, do legal research, write briefs, develop case strategy, prepare clients for hearings and interviews, and represent them in immigration court and at the Asylum Office.
Much of the work centers in Houston, so Houston-based applicants will receive preference.
But we’re open to folks living anywhere in Texas, as long they’re willing to travel very frequently (perhaps as much as once per week) to Houston.
Apart from required in-person representation at hearings and interviews, this job will be done remotely. We’ll be in contact throughout the workday online and by videoconference, but you’ll be working from home. Interaction with clients will likewise be done virtually.
You won't be micromanaged, so responsibility and initiative are of paramount importance in this position.
Experience with immigration law is preferred, but for the right candidate, lacking it won’t be a dealbreaker.
You must have demonstrated a commitment to advocating for immigrants or other vulnerable populations.
You must speak Spanish fluently and be comfortable using it professionally - you’ll likely use it every day on the job.
Your research, legal writing, and communication skills must be superb.
In addition to a competitive salary, you will enjoy true work-life balance. Forty-hour weeks will be the norm, not the exception. Full benefits package, including four weeks of vacation annually.
Salary from $65,000, but will be considerably more for candidates with immigration law experience. Pay will increase quickly if you do an outstanding job.
To apply, please submit both a resume and a cover letter in a single PDF document.
Manning Asylum Law is a Houston-based law firm that helps immigrants all over the country secure their future in the United States through asylum.
Address: 1923 Washington Ave., Ste. 2233, Houston, TX 77007