Green |Evans-Schroeder (GES) is Tucson’s largest and fastest growing immigration law firm. Our firm strives to provide the highest quality immigration services to our clients—and we have developed a top reputation for taking on challenging and complex cases, and getting results. Our mission is to protect and advance the rights of the immigrant community. Teamwork. Respect. Courage. These are our core values, and they are responsible for our success.
We are looking for a passionate and talented attorney to practice primarily litigation. Do you believe in our mission? Do you practice our core values? Are you looking for an opportunity to practice law with colleagues who,like you, enjoy the creative and intellectual challenges in this field? If so, we encourage you to consider an exciting and rewarding career with Green | Evans-Schroeder.
The Senior Litigation Associate will be responsible for a large EOIR, BIA, Circuit Court and U.S. District Court caseload. Additionally, the Senior Litigation Associate be involved in challenging policies, practices and cases that undermine the rights of non-citizens facing removal from the United States. The Senior Litigation Associate 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 Associate will have opportunities to work in-office, and from home. Because GES is located in Tucson, Arizona, all litigation associates must, at times, travel to ICE detention centers in Eloy, Arizona and Florence, Arizona. It is also anticipated that litigation associates will sometimes have to travel to Phoenix, Arizona, either to attend hearings before the EOIR, or for U.S. District Court arguments, when located in Phoenix.
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.
Additional Salary Information: 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.
About Green | Evans-Schroeder, PLLC
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).