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.
Our law firm is seeking to hire an immigration attorney who will be an exceptional addition to our team. As an immigration associate attorney, you will be responsible for managing a caseload of removal (deportation) defense, family-based & humanitarian immigration cases. You will represent clients, many of whom are detained by ICE, in their immigration court cases, and also in their appeals. You will bring a number of skills to this job, including (a) strong written and oral advocacy; (b) effective client and caseload management; (c) disciplined adherence to best practices; and (d) commitment to exercising leadership and improving the performance of our team.
What You’ll Do
Manage a caseload of removal defense cases in the Phoenix, Florence, and Eloy Immigration Courts, in addition to managing a caseload of affirmative applications pending before USCIS and the Department of State
Prepare and litigate applications for relief from removal, including cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, asylum, withholding of removal, Convention Against Torture (CAT), and other waivers
Prepare and argue motions to release our clients from detention in bond proceedings
Challenge allegations of removability through motions to terminate and motions to suppress
Conduct investigations and discovery to effectively support our clients’ claims with persuasive evidence
Work closely with clients and their families to prepare affirmative applications for visas, citizenship, asylum, U visas, T visas, and visas under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), in addition to waiver of inadmissibility
Effectively communicate with other attorneys and experts in the field—locally and nationally—to leverage as much knowledge and advice as possible for the benefit of our clients
Legal research and writing--specifically, drafting and filing motions and briefs before the immigration courts, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Analyze the immigration consequences of criminal convictions by providing “Padilla consults” to criminal defense attorneys
Litigate petitions for writ of habeas corpus and applications for preliminary injunctive relief in the U.S. District Court
Perform consultations for potential clients who are interested in the law firm’s services
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 from an accredited law school
Must be licensed to practice law by the highest court of any state
All qualified applicants, including recent graduates, will be considered
Proficiency in Spanish is preferred but not required
Must have reliable transportation with valid driver’s license and insurance
And, most importantly, a commitment to our mission and values
*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).