Green Evans-Schroeder is looking for a passionate and talented attorney who will focus primarily on legal research and writing. The position may be filled by a part-time or full-time employee. Likewise, we are open to forming an of counsel relationship with the right sole practitioner. Remote work is anticipated.
Green |Evans-Schroeder 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.
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.
Our law firm is seeking an experienced immigration attorney with established credentials in legal research, writing, and client interaction. Applicants should be able to demonstrate substantial experience with written appellate advocacy at the Immigration Court, BIA, Circuit Court, and District Court levels. As an of counsel or part-time attorney, you will be responsible for managing an appellate caseload. 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 immigration appeals at the Board of Immigration Appeals and U.S. Court of Appeals (almost exclusively Ninth Circuit), and civil immigration litigation matters in the U.S District Court (almost exclusively in the District of Arizona).
Board of Immigration Appeals: Draft notices of appeal, appellate briefs, motions to reopen, and any other appropriate pleadings.
U.S. Courts of Appeal: Draft petitions for review, motions for stay, replies to OIL opposition for stay, responses to Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) motions to dismiss petitions for review, opening briefs on appeal and replies to OIL answering briefs, and any other appropriate motions. The attorney will also engage and negotiate with OIL attorneys, advocate for clients in Circuit Court mediations, and prepare for and conduct oral argument when necessary.
U.S. District Courts: Draft petitions for writs of habeas corpus, mandamus, and error coram nobis; original and amended complaints in civil immigration actions; applications for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions; all relevant motions and replies; and interlocutory appeals to the U.S. Courts of Appeal.
Immigration Courts: Periodically assist the firm’s other attorneys with legal research and writing assignments, including but not limited to motions to terminate, motions to suppress, motions in limine, motions to reconsider, pre-hearing briefs, and other responses and replies as needed.
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.
Padilla consults: Analyze the immigration consequences of criminal convictions by providing “Padilla consults” to criminal defense attorneys.
Perform consultations for potential clients who are interested in the law firm’s services.
What You’ll Bring
An established command of immigration law and procedure
Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
Must be licensed to practice law by the highest court of any state
At least 5 years of relevant legal experience
Proficiency in Spanish preferred but not required
And, most importantly, a commitment to our mission and values
All applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter, and the following writing samples:
An appellate brief at the U.S. Court of Appeals (required)
An appellate brief at the BIA (required)
A motion or brief at the Immigration Court (required)
A petition or complaint filed in the U.S. District Court (optional but preferred)
An application (motion) for preliminary injunctive relief, and reply to opposition thereto, at the U.S. District Court (optional but preferred
Additional Salary Information: In addition to salary, our firm offers 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 (for full-time employees).
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).