Senior Immigration Lawyer
Solano Law Firm
Atlanta, GA US
Posted ago
Solano Law Firm
We are looking for an experienced senior attorney to help our clients achieve favorable outcomes with legal matters. You will advocate for clients, advise them on the best course of action, and implement their legal support plan. You should have previous trial experience, be able to manage a heavy caseload, and use your general counsel experience and interpersonal skills to mentor our lower-level associates to ensure a continued legacy of prosperity. If this sounds like an opportunity that is ideal for you, please contact us today.
Responsibilities
  • Provide guidance and advice to associate attorneys and paralegals to resolve or prevent conflicts
  • Maintain knowledge of local, state, and federal statutes and applicable laws
  • Represent clients in court to argue motions during legal proceedings
  • Perform research, draft briefs, pleadings, and motions
  • Prepare legal documents, such as pleadings, motions, notices, and discovery requests/responses

  • Performs quality legal work with very limited review, oversees entire matter files from case initiation, case strategy/planning, including regular status conferences with clients throughout the process until successful completion of the case
  • Meets with clients after they have hired the firm to determine case strategy based on their goals and the law
  • Assesses eligibility for relief from removal proceedings, and represents detained and non-detained clients in removal proceedings in Immigration Court
  • Represents clients at USCIS interviews; prepares case strategy and clients/witnesses for court/USCIS testimony; oversight of court hearings and USCIS interviews
  • Drafts, reviews, and files appropriate court pleadings including legal motions, petitions, and briefs; prepares appropriate immigration applications
  • Participates in trainings and works closely with staff to draft and implement program protocols, work-flow processes, and case-related policies and procedures
  • Responsible for legal operations consistent with the firm’s mission and principles while playing a key role in managing client relationships - Oversees activities and production of the legal team while also working closely with the administrative team
  • Communicates with third parties, courts, and opposing counsel, delegating to Legal Team when appropriate
  • Anticipates issues and potential for new business with existing clients; networks as strategized with Firm Owner
  • Participates in monthly meetings with assigned support staff to collaborate on case strategy and determine case statuses; reports case statuses on a monthly basis to Firm Owner
  • Provide excellent customer service while building client rapport and trust
  • This is a full-time, exempt position averaging 45-50 hours per week. Occasional nights/weekends may be required


Qualifications
  • Must be able to handle heavy caseload with little supervision
  • Active member in good standing with local and state bar associations
  • Four-year bachelor’s degree and successful completion of law school from an accredited law school
  • Exceptional time management and interpersonal skills are desired, as are exceptional writing and verbal communication skills

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, admitted to practice law in the United States (Georgia Bar admission preferred), member in good standing; and admitted to practice law by the highest court in the state where barred
  • Minimum 3 years of immigration law or litigation experience, preferably with a strong removal defense background, along with excellent public presentation skills; and experience working with diverse individuals and communities
  • Must enjoy regular face-to-face contact with clients and/or client family members;
  • Must have the ability to genuinely empathize with clients facing difficult immigration issues and be a passionate advocate for all clients
  • Interpersonal and organizational skills of the highest caliber; as well as excellent writing, research, and analytical skills are required
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, often under tight deadlines;
  • Working knowledge of immigration case management systems (such as LollyLaw, Zoom orCerenade)
  • Absolutely MUST have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and impeccable character;
  • Excellent professional references (yes, we actually do check them)
  • FLUENT Bilingual verbal and written English/Spanish abilities REQUIRED - no exceptions

Compensation
$100,000+ yearly depending on experience
About Solano Law Firm

Solano Law Firm has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing law firms in the US for the past few years and we've done it by hiring great people. These are people who bring their "A-Game", are enthusiastic and have a positive attitude, take initiative and responsibility, and are hungry to learn and grow.

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