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Title : Associate Attorney

Location : California - Berkeley
Refer to Job # TTFM829711

Associate Attorney The candidate will 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 our 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 our clients have an excellent experience and feel well cared for. Use our office's systems, checklists and flow charts to make sure we consistently do an amazing job for our 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 a pinned note (ongoing memorandum) in addition to clear case notes and key information in the dashboard in our 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. Maintain and manage an independent caseload and provide case support to lead attorney. 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. Engage in at least 3 forms of networking each month 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. Engage in social media in a positive and supporting role to the office and to amplify our office's mission and dedication to immigrants rights and to our clients. Feel excited about the possibility of occasionally participating in podcasts, audio recording, videos or livestreams to help promote our 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 we can improve our services and the time we spend working on clients matters. Should have 3+ years of experience in immigration law. Spanish skills are required.

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