We are seeking an attorney that will focus solely on matters pertaining to immigration law. This position requires high motivation with excellent communication and time management skills, a strong work ethic, top notch credentials, and possess a strong academic background.
Individual client consultations.
Develop case strategies for client problems.
Review and approve client documents for submission to government agencies
Assist health care clients with petitions, waiver applications, and related issues
Assist clients with form I-9 and E-Verify issues
Direct representation of clients before government agencies
Review and approve all client petitions, applications, and evidence for submission to agencies.
Provide substantive and technical leadership for case management.
Will supervise paralegal(s).
Assist clients and paralegals with technical issues in completing the questionnaires and submitting documents.
The Firm expects a minimum of 1800 billable (worked) hours annually from attorneys (1900 billable hours in the NYC office).
The Firm expects quality work performance which includes the attorney’s research abilities, analysis, writing capabilities, judgment and office/client communications. It also includes the form and appearance of work product, and the ability to appropriately advise the client/partner in a positive, helpful manner.
An attorney’s ability to handle a variety of diverse matters and provide timely responses to clients/partners is an important part of practice development. The attorney will be expected to keep the client/partner informed as to progress and developments, insuring that appropriate correspondence is sent, and documents and files are in proper order and accessible. Must have flexibility with work schedule and extended hours when necessary.
Business development activities will include bringing new clients to the firm, obtaining significant new business from existing clients, and/or playing a lead role in client relations which is deemed instrumental in the retention and business development for that client.
Enhances own professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, CLE programs/courses, participation in professional organizations, and actively involved in the community including interests outside of the legal field.
Understands and complies with all applicable Firm policies, procedures, and philosophies.
Admitted to New York State Bar or admitted to practice law in another state
Minimum of three years of health care immigration experience; I-9 and E-Verify compliance experience a plus.
Responds in a timely way to issues, concerns, or requests of other attorneys and clients
Demonstrates consistent logic, rationality, and objectivity in decision making
Maintains high standards of performance
Exhibits conscientiousness, dedication, self-discipline, and a sense of responsibility
Must have a professional, cooperative, positive and flexible attitude toward all
Possesses essential customer service philosophies
Exhibits strong oral and written communications skills
Excellent client service and listening skills.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to multi-task.
Ability to work with diverse personalities within various levels of the organization.
Exercises sound independent judgment under minimal direct supervision.
Ability to manage time efficiently and work independently as well as coordinate with a team.
Military experience a plus.
About Harris Beach PLLC
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal and is among the 2017 BTI Elite law firms based on in-depth interviews of more than 600 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.