Benefits include sick/vacation/medical flex/personal flex time, health insurance, 401(k) plan. Usual office hours are full time from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The attorney position may involve extended hours based on fluctuating workloads and exigent case demands. This may include evenings, weekends, and holidays. The position is classified as exempt and is not eligible for overtime pay.
2 openings available.
Telecommuting is allowed.
This full-time position is responsible for performing intake and assessing matters for potential clients, identifying avenues to obtain or preserve lawful status and/or pursue relief from removal, including representation of noncitizens with criminal convictions and detained noncitizens, as well as developing and implementing strategies to protect and defend noncitizens before USCIS, DOS, and litigation at the immigration courts, BIA and federal courts. Additionally, depending on experience, the position may involve community outreach, developing and presenting materials on immigration-related topics, including legal education, advocacy and policy reform. The position also involves training and supervising legal and administrative staff, as necessary.
* Juris Doctor degree and current admission in good standing to a State Bar; * Minimum three years practicing immigration law; * Strong experience in family-based immigration, humanitarian-based immigration, and removal defense (including representation of detained aliens, asylum seekers, crime and trafficking victims, juveniles), and/or immigration-related litigation; * Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend Spanish; * Excellent written/oral communication, analytical, organizational and time management skills; * Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, often high-intensity environment with professionalism, humor, grace and resilience; * Ability to develop and manage workflow, adapt to shifting demands, prioritize and meet deadlines, and manage client relations and expectations; and * Effectively communicate, demonstrate teamwork and maintain positive work relationships with staff, clients/client family members, community partners, stakeholders, government officials and others in a responsive and professional manner.
Maria Baldini-Potermin & Associates, P.C. is a nationally recognized practice based in downtown Chicago. The firm's fast-paced practice represents diverse clients, focusing on family-based immigration, removal defense, asylum/refugee law, “crimmigration,” trafficking and crime victims, victims of domestic abuse, citizenship/naturalization claims, detention work, and related federal litigation.