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Title : Bilingual Associate Attorney

Location : California - Berkeley
Refer to Job # WYAZ829496

Bilingual Associate Attorney The candidate should be bilingual attorney who is fluent in both written and spoken Spanish. Takes the time to formulate a strategic plan at the outset of the case and will constantly be monitoring changes to laws and policies to revamp that plan as needed. Should have strong oral and written communication skills, understanding the importance of always focusing on the audience and the objectives. Our associate can communicate effectively to clients, team members, adjudicators, colleagues and judges alike. Engage in initial consultations with potential clients to fully understand and analyze the facts along with a potential clients unique goals in order to come up with an individualized and tailored legal analysis and strategy. Engage with legal team to share legal strategy on each case so the team can be in alignment with the client's interest in reaching their goal, the team's interest in moving clients forward and the office's interest in making sure clients have an excellent experience and feel well cared for. Use office's systems, checklists and flow charts to make sure we consistently do an amazing job for clients. Communicate and convey advice to clients about their options based on current laws and procedures using plain language, and the process so they fully understand all options and can make the most informed decision for themselves and their family. Oversee forms drafted and evidence gathered by the legal team and provide feedback and guidance to create stronger work product and streamlined processes. Support the paralegals and legal assistants as they interact with the legal team. Confer with other attorneys in the office and trusted colleagues on a case with advocacy and professionalism. Prepare for and represent clients in Immigration Court as well as before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of State (DOS). Maintain and manage an independent caseload and also provide case support to lead attorney. Maintain a pinned note (ongoing memorandum) in addition to clear case notes and key information in the dashboard in office's case management software throughout the case to appropriately apprise team members and the client of the status of the case and several steps planned so everyone understands and is on the same page. Engage with the team to create a collaborative culture. This will include contributing and participating in team trainings, team building and other growth opportunities. Track hourly case work in a diligent, descriptive way that clearly describes the actions taken on the case and notes forward movement. Meet hourly casework goals and coordinate with team members on their hourly casework goals, and on the status of clients trust accounts in relation to the timing and nature of work to be completed to ensure the office avoids outstanding balances. Marketing and Community Relations Tasks: Engage in at least 3 forms of networking each month so as to cultivate relationships in the community. Enjoy finding ways to give back to the community, including volunteer opportunities and speaking engagements that can help provide vital information about immigration to those who need it. Suggest thoughtful gifts and other ways to thank referrals and others who have gone out of their way to help office. Engage in social media in a positive and supporting role to the office and to amplify office's mission and dedication to immigrants rights and to clients. Feel excited about the possibility of occasionally participating in podcasts, audio recording, videos or livestreams to help promote message. Create efficiencies through developing and refining the office's systems including the policies and procedures, examples, templates, scripts, diagrams, workflows, and videos. Analyze statistical information to better understand how can improve services and the time spend servicing clients. Should have 2+ years experience as an associate in immigration law (4+ years preferred). Fluency in Spanish, both written and spoken is required. Must have excellent knowledge of legal research techniques and databases.

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