We are a nonprofit immigration law firm located in Salt Lake City, Utah that is seeking a seasoned attorney with a passion to help those less fortunate to join our firm. This person must have minimum 5 years of experience in Immigration Law, as they would be the senior attorney within the organization. They must be fluent in Spanish and English. The senior attorney will work with the Executive Director to develop systems associated with intakes, case distribution, and allocation of resources to cases. May include co-hiring other legal staff with the Executive Director and responsibilities for legal training and competency within the organization. In addition to managerial roles, the senior attorney is expected to handle a robust individual case load.
Immigrant Legal Services presents a cooperative atmosphere with dedication to serving immigrant communities in Utah and, occasionally, other states. It was founded in 2016 with the goal of providing high-quality representation in even the most complex cases at reduced legal fees.
Send resume with references and a cover letter detailing your experience, why you would like to work for our firm, your expected contribution of your knowledge and skills.
Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school and minimum 5 years’ experience representing clients on immigration matters, particularly U-visas, VAWA, removal defense, asylum, SIJ, and family petitions.
Licensed and in good standing to practice law in any U.S. state or territory
Fluent in English and Spanish in written and spoken forms
Able to mentor new attorneys and interns
Thrives in a busy, high-stakes environment
Professional and personable
Strong writing skills
Able to handle a heavy case load
Works well with others
Manage financial commitment to firm
Ability to keep up to date records on all clients
Familiarity with IOLTAs or lawyer trust accounts
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and Google tools
Excellent client interviewing skills
Individual client intakes and representation
Maintain client relationships
Prepare legal reports and documents
Training and mentoring new attorneys
Occasional “Know Your Rights” presentations
Additional Salary Information: Benefits are negotiable. Very flexible office. Some ability to work from home, especially during the COVID-19 situation.
About Immigrant Legal Services
Immigrant Legal Services is a nonprofit legal agency that believes in helping clients navigate the complex immigration system through high quality and affordable legal representation. We are an organization not motivated by profit but with a goal to provide immigrants access to legal help regardless of their ability to pay or the complexity of their case.