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Immigration Lawyer

Company: Political Asylum Lawyers
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Attorney - U.S. political asylum law (Bilingual: English/Spanish)



--- Want to be part of a super-star team that's changing lives by helping immigrants secure their future in the United States through asylum?--
--- Are you an organized, detail-oriented, self-starter who is passionate about advocating for people facing crisis?
--- Have outstanding legal research and writing skills?--
--- Keen to find a job where your talents and efforts will be rewarded through excellent compensation and career development opportunities?
--- Have one to four years of experience with both affirmative and defensive asylum cases?--
--- Open to traveling for up to two nights at a time, sometimes multiple times per month, for work?--
--- Speak Spanish fluently?--

If that's you, read on. Please read this entire announcement carefully.--
Political Asylum Lawyers, a Houston-based law firm, is hiring an Immigration Lawyer. Let's figure out whether that could be you.--
Is our law firm the right fit for you?--
Only apply if, after due consideration, you think you can add real value to our outstanding team and can fully commit to supporting our mission of helping immigrants secure their future in the United States through asylum.
You must live in the Houston area, as you'll frequently go to the city's immigration courts, the asylum office and immigration detention centers.
You'll be working from home, so you will need a quiet space, fast internet, and the discipline to stay on task without close supervision.--
Travel is required for this position: you can expect two-night trips at least one per month, sometimes more, to any number of cities in the United States to represent our clients in immigration court or before USCIS.--
You must be flexible - the nature of tasking may change daily or over time, with you stepping up to do whatever is needed to give the clients the best experience and representation possible. Policies and procedures will change frequently, as we're a fast-growing company, and we're constantly experimenting to optimize our delivery of services.--
You've got to be detail-oriented and able to work under pressure, meeting deadlines and producing top-notch work. You also need to take initiative, acting boldly to further our clients' and firm's interests without being asked to do so.--
To be clear, the work is at times intense: we're doing important - in some cases, life-or-death - work for our clients, sometimes on compressed timelines, and we're serious about promoting a culture of excellence in all that we do.--
You will likely work more than 40 hours per week, but not much more than that - there are no billable hours, and we don't push our attorneys into the 50- or 60-hour weeks that are common at other law firms.--
If you like what you've read so far, and you're passionate about supporting people who truly need the best help possible as they face crisis, then you'll find working at Political Asylum Lawyers to be immensely rewarding.--
Our work changes lives. Our team takes immense pride in the role we play, through our advocacy and client engagement, in helping immigrants get safety, stability, and freedom. Also, working here means a chance to cultivate skills that will serve you for the rest of your career, as we prioritize training and professional development.--
What you will do
You'll handle all aspects of the representation for clients in affirmative and defensive asylum cases, including detained cases.--
This includes compiling asylum applications; assessing evidence; conducting research into country conditions information; writing legal briefs; preparing clients through practice interview/hearing sessions; and representing asylum seekers before EOIR and USCIS, both in person and via video conference.--
You will work closely with other attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff from the beginning to the end of our cases.--
You may be asked to supervise paralegals and/or attorneys.
You will perform various other tasks as needed; we're looking for team players who are happy to do whatever's necessary to support our teammates and our clients.--
You'll have regular contact with clients, engaging them routinely in both English and Spanish and ensuring they have an excellent experience with the firm. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are of the utmost importance for this position.--
What you will get
Salary commensurate with experience, but above market norms. Pay may increase quickly if you're a great fit for the firm and do an outstanding job.--
We offer a best-in-class benefits package, including 100% of premiums covered for a top-notch health insurance plan. We also offer dental and vision insurance, and 401(k) matching.--
You will receive four weeks of vacation annually. Additionally, all employees are off work on all U.S. federal holidays (11) and the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.
Opportunities for professional development abound - we love providing time and resources for our employees to acquire and develop skills. Find a workshop, conference, or other activity that will make you a better asylum lawyer, and we'll be happy to send you.--
How to apply--
To apply, follow the prompts in the software program where you're viewing this announcement.--
You must upload a cover letter and resume in PDF format. Your application won't be considered without a cover letter. Your cover letter should explain why you're uniquely qualified for this particular position and why you would be a great fit for our law firm. Generic, copy/paste cover letters will be discarded.--
Please do not call or email us about this opening. But if you want to ensure your application materials have been received or want to follow up on the status of your application, feel free to reach out to law firm owner Brian Manning with a message on LinkedIn.

Responsibilities:
--- Conduct legal research
--- Write briefs and legal memoranda
--- Develop case strategy
--- Prepare clients for hearings and interviews
--- Represent clients in immigration court and at the Asylum Office
--- Other tasks as needed

Qualifications:
--- Committed to the firm's mission of helping immigrants secure their future in the United States through asylum
--- One to four years of experience representing clients in affirmative and defensive asylum cases
--- Speaks Spanish fluently
--- Top-notch legal research and writing skills
--- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
--- Detail-oriented and able to perform at a high level without supervision
--- Works well under pressure
--- Able to keep track of taskings and meet deadlines
--- Willing to travel for work

About Company:
Political Asylum Lawyers 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



Online Presence:

English - https//flowcode.com/p/lh2FwyZDP?fc=0

Spanish - https//flowcode.com/p/vFGqc1ixC?fc=0

Keywords: Political Asylum Lawyers, Houston , Immigration Lawyer, Legal , Houston, Texas

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