Immigration Attorney

Saint Louis, MO
Full Time
02-09-2020
Exp.: 1+ Years
Description:
The Hacking Law Practice LLC in St. Louis, Missouri, is seeking an Immigration Lawyer to become part of our team! Our practice focuses on asylum, removal defense, criminal/immigration issues, waivers, family-based applications, citizenship, employment visas and other matters. Frequent client contact with a wide variety of clients from all over the world is part of the job. Every day is different and challenging.

Responsibilities:
  • Represent clients before the 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.
  • 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 and other associate attorneys.
  • 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.

Qualifications:
  • Extremely detail-oriented.
  • Must be able to deal with responsibility of large caseload.
  • Previous experience in immigration law.
  • Familiarity with various legal documents and criminal proceedings.
  • 1 year of Federal Court Litigation Experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to build rapport with clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Active bar admission in any state, Missouri Bar preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong legal analysis, as well as written and oral advocacy.
  • Responsible, self-initiating with proven ability to work independently.
  • A demonstrated interest and passion for immigration law.
  • An interest in working in a fast-paced and varied environment.

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Medical & dental, vision insurances.
  • Paid vacation, sick & holidays.
  • Travel and parking reimbursement.
  • 401k/ match benefits.
  • Paid CLE and Bar dues and professional development.
  • Hands-on advocacy and case handling.
  • Fast-paced environment.
  • Meaningful client-centered work.

Required education: Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctorate

Language preference: Ability to speak a foreign language fluently is preferred

Apply: If interested, please send (1) resume, (2) cover letter, (3) contact information for four references and (4) writing sample to address listed on Account.

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