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Senior Lawyer

Company: Solano Law Firm
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

Our growing firm is seeking a well-qualified senior attorney who can handle a heavy caseload, work independently, and zealously represent our clients both in and out of court. To be considered, you should have solid trial experience and be willing to mentor our newer associates. Your excellent communication and writing skills will come in handy as you thoughtfully position our clients toward favorable outcomes. Reach out to us today if this opportunity sounds ideal for you.

Responsibilities:

Counsel associates to resolve or prevent conflicts
Represent clients in court to argue motions during legal proceedings
Prepare legal documents, such as pleadings, motions, notices, and discovery requests/responses
Anticipate, prepare for, and attend trials, mediation, and arbitration on behalf of clients
Conduct research and draft pleadings, briefs, and motions
--- Performs quality legal work with very limited review, oversees entire matter files from case initiation, case strategy/planning, including regular status conferences with clients throughout the process until successful completion of the case
--- Meets with clients after they have hired the firm to determine case strategy based on their goals and the law
--- Assesses eligibility for relief from removal proceedings, and represents detained and non-detained clients in removal proceedings in Immigration Court
--- Represents clients at USCIS interviews; prepares case strategy and clients/witnesses for court/USCIS testimony; oversight of court hearings and USCIS interviews
--- Drafts, reviews, and files appropriate court pleadings including legal motions, petitions, and briefs; prepares appropriate immigration applications
--- Participates in training and works closely with staff to draft and implement program protocols, work-flow processes, and case-related policies and procedures
--- Responsible for legal operations consistent with the firm's mission and principles while playing a key role in managing client relationships - Oversees activities and production of the legal team while also working closely with the administrative team
--- Communicates with third parties, courts, and opposing counsel, delegating to Legal Team when appropriate
--- Anticipates issues and potential for new business with existing clients; networks as strategized with Firm Owner
--- Participates in monthly meetings with assigned support staff to collaborate on case strategy and determine case statuses; reports case statuses on a monthly basis to Firm Owner
--- Provide excellent customer service while building client rapport and trust
--- This is a full-time, exempt position averaging 45-50 hours per week - Occasional nights/weekends may be required

Qualifications:

At least 5 years of experience working as a senior associate attorney
Persuasive writing skills and verbal communication skills are critical, along with time management and interpersonal skills
Member of state and local bar associations in good standing
Able to work independently while handling multiple files
Applicants must have trial, mediation, and arbitration representation experience
--- Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, admitted to practice law in the United States (Georgia Bar admission preferred), a member in good standing; and admitted to practice law by the highest court in the state where barred
--- Minimum 2 years of immigration law or litigation experience, preferably with a strong removal defense background, along with excellent public presentation skills; and experience working with diverse individuals and communities
--- Must enjoy regular face-to-face contact with clients and/or client family members
--- Must have the ability to genuinely empathize with clients facing difficult immigration issues and be a passionate advocate for all clients
--- Interpersonal and organizational skills of the highest caliber; as well as excellent writing, research, and analytical skills are required
--- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, often under tight deadlines
--- Working knowledge of immigration case management systems (such as LollyLaw, Zoom)
--- Absolutely MUST have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and impeccable character
--- Excellent professional references (yes, we actually do check them)
--- FLUENT Bilingual verbal and written English/Spanish abilities REQUIRED

This position will provide (The Perks!):
--- Competitive salary based on experience and bonus potential
--- Paid CLEs, bar dues, AILA dues
--- 3 weeks (15 working days) of Paid Time Off/accrued leave per year
--- Group health insurance plans - optional health and dental plans with 70% employer-paid contribution to premiums, vision plan option and 100 % employer-paid life insurance policy and long-term disability coverage
--- (8) Paid Holidays
--- Eligibility to participate in the firm's retirement plan after one year of employment; with the firm matching up to 3%
--- Opportunity to work with firm leadership that values positive work environment, personal and professional growth, work-life balance, and team culture
--- Job Type: Full-time

About Company:
Solano Law Firm has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing law firms in the US for the past few years and we've done it by hiring great people. These are people who bring their "A-Game", are enthusiastic and have a positive attitude, take initiative and responsibility, and are hungry to learn and grow.

Keywords: Solano Law Firm, Smyrna , Senior Lawyer, Legal , Smyrna, Georgia

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