Staff Immigration Attorney

Employer
Berry Appleman & Leiden
Location
Mclean, VA
Posted
Jul 26, 2022
Closes
Aug 08, 2022
Ref
607038849
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Overview: Who we are: BAL is a team of brilliant people who change lives through elite immigration work and collaborative innovation. We pursue the exceptional in all that we do, but never at the expense of our values. There's no denying our work is demanding, both in volume and pace, but we're up for the challenge. We love the balance of hard work and fun - so, you'll see us in jeans as we shatter glass ceilings and conventional stereotypes. BAL employees feel valued, rewarded, and respected. We seek opportunities to be of service to others and our communities. We are committed to your growth and development, and want to set you up for success here at BAL and beyond. Who you are: You are looking for work that has purpose. You aren't afraid to roll up your sleeves and get stuff done. You learn quickly. You move fast. You embrace challenge and detail as well as creative thinking. You believe you have something unique to contribute and you aren't afraid to raise your hand. You understand that powering human achievement is ultimately about impacting a real person. You are looking for a place to grow and an environment where everyone has a spot and is genuinely welcome. We're better together: A bright, driven person like you and an industry-leading powerhouse like BAL? It's a perfect combination! We truly want to see you succeed here and become an integral part of our mission to provide an experience that makes a positive difference in people's lives. Come be a part of something special, where you can have an impact and be valued just for being you! The Staff Attorney provides assistance to the assigned team(s) in the filing of immigration casework and may be required to 'float' among teams, providing temporary support and coverage. This role also conducts legal research and assists with the preparation of complex written projects for immigration cases. The employee may work with large teams, complex or high profile cases. Responsibilities: Provide support and leadership to assigned team(s).Provide coverage for attorneys on vacation and leave of absence.Assist with the maintenance of casework quality and consistency on the assigned team(s).Evaluate cases and assist in providing case strategies and/or solutions to issues.Guide client and employees through processes.May liaise with other attorneys or departments in the firm on projects.May conduct comprehensive review of filings.May provide supervision of other employees, as required.Perform legal research and prepare legal memoranda and/or legal briefs.Analyze facts, patterns and complex legal issues to provide sound legal advice.Prepares immigration-based filings for complex case management. Qualifications: Skills & AbilitiesExcellent writing and verbal communication skills.Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.Excellent organizational skills.Detail oriented.Ability to proritize and multi-task.Ability to work with minimal supervision.Ability to speak/write a secondary language is a plus.Superior client service skillsPerform legal research and prepare legal memoranda and/or legal briefs.Analyze facts, patterns and complex legal issues to provide sound legal advice.Prepares immigration-based filings for complex case management. Experience RequiredExperience working as a business immigration attorney or immigration Law Clerk is preferred. Education requirements JD degree and must be licensed to practice law in the US

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