In addition to salary, our firm offers monthly and quarterly performance-based bonus opportunities. We also offer a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement benefits, and relatively flexible personal leave opportunities.
Green | Evans-Schroeder (GES) is recruiting to fill an immigration attorney position in our Phoenix office. Our law firm has developed a national reputation for leaning into challenging and complex immigration cases, moving the needle forward in immigration law with progressive and high-impact litigation and advocacy.
Working at (GES) is a rewarding experience for those who share our mission, which is to protect and advance the rights of the immigrant community. Our core values emphasize working collaboratively in a team-oriented environment; always demonstrating respect and dignity to our clients, and to ourselves; and embracing courage and creativity to overcome obstacles.
With an eye to the future, we have recently expanded our footprint from Tucson to Phoenix, and we are excited for the opportunity to serve and help more clients and their families, in Arizona, and around the world. As we continue on our journey, we remain committed to responsibly developing an organizationally healthy, diverse, and cohesive team of passionate immigration advocates.
The Senior Litigation Attorney will be responsible for a large EOIR, BIA, Circuit Court and U.S. District Court caseload. Additionally, the lawyer filling this role will be involved in challenging policies, practices and cases that undermine the rights of non-citizens facing removal from the United States. The Senior Litigation Attorney will be expected to identify opportunities to engage in litigation, to develop relationships with individuals, firms and organizations coordinating litigation, and to develop content for submissions in cases in trial and at the appellate level. This position will also involve mentoring and developing more junior associates.
What You’ll Do
Identify opportunities to engage in litigation that impacts the best interests of non-citizens facing removal from the U.S. before the EOIR, the BIA, the appellate courts, and the U.S. District Courts
Manage a diverse caseload efficiently and effectively
Build and maintain trusting client relationships for excellent client service
Develop strategies and legal arguments
Conduct legal research, speak with impacted individuals and other experts, draft declarations, testimony or legal briefs
Collaborate with colleagues on strategy, theory, and communications
Provide trainings and mentoring for GES legal service team members
Perform consultations with potential clients
Timely and accurately enter daily time into the firm’s timekeeping and invoicing software program.
Develop and maintain competency in the core aspects of law firm accounting to be able to effectively monitor client finances, and meaningfully discuss finances with clients
Commit to meeting certain production, collections, and business development metrics on a weekly, quarterly, and annual basis.
The Senior Litigation Attorney will have opportunities to work in-office, and from home. Because GES is located in Arizona, the lawyer filling this position must, at times, travel to ICE detention centers in Eloy, Arizona and Florence, Arizona. However, with offices in both the Tucson and Phoenix areas, the attorney may be located in, and work out of, either office.
Compensation and Benefits
We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package that compares to the top-rated immigration law firms across the country, which includes:
Monthly and quarterly performance-based bonuses that allow attorneys to earn significantly more than their base salary
Paid Time Off (PTO), accrued biweekly
Five (5) days sick time
Minimum thirteen (13) days vacation time with opportunity to accrue additional vacation/personal leave each year
Eleven (11) paid holidays
Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
Payment of bar and professional organization membership dues
Payment of annual MCLE courses - additional paid professional development opportunities
Mileage reimbursement for travel between offices and places of work
Relocation assistance for out of state new hires
Attorneys who choose to continue their careers with our law firm are considered for promotion along a partnership track which offers additional opportunities and compensation
What You’ll Bring
Juris doctor degree and active licensure in good standing in at least one state, and membership in at least one federal district court
No less than five years of substantial immigration litigation experience
Prior EOIR, BIA, Circuit Court, and federal court litigation experience
Excellent writing and editing skills
Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
Excellent organizational skills
Passion, tenacity and optimism for the GES mission of protecting and advancing the rights of the immigrant community
*All applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter, and two (2) writing samples.
Our law practice focuses on deportation defense and family-based immigration. Our attorneys represent clients with cases in the Arizona Immigration Courts, and before all components of the Department of Homeland Security. We also have a robust immigration appellate practice, and our attorneys argue cases at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals several times a year. The firm is recognized for its leadership and excellence in crimmigration law, and Mr. Green has lectured regularly over the years on criminal and immigration law topics for the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Public Defender’s Association (APDA), and locally and nationally for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).