SENIOR ASSOCIATE – MANAGING ATTORNEY
FOR CRIMMIGRATION™ (CRIMINAL DEFENSE + IMMIGRATION) LAW FIRM
* Only those who pay attention to specific application instructions will receive response.*
Requires J.D. licensed in Georgia + 6-12 years of prior experience in criminal defense and/or immigration (removal defense / family-based).
We are an Atlanta-based CrImmigration (immigration + criminal defense) law firm 100% committed to the defense of non-U.S. citizens. Our clients face a pending criminal matter, deportation, or wish to pursue a family-based immigration status opportunity. Our reputation was built on a clear long-term vision, our core principles, and our mission together as a team.
There is a better way to treat people, regardless of where they were born, mistakes they have made, or on which side of the border they live today
*Internal Team Values:
What We Believe:
At STERN Law, we relentlessly defend your American Dream. The government will try its best to detain or deport those it considers unworthy. But when you decide to stand up and show the world what you’re made of, we fight proudly to secure your permanent place here in the United States.
OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN THE TEAM
Careers at STERN Law are team-oriented and provide the opportunity for professional growth, success and satisfaction knowing that we provide client-centered representation and help our clients to be free and remain with their families. We are expanding our reach to now help more people, and need a committed Senior Associate / Managing Attorney for our team.
Senior Associate / Managing Attorney is responsible for: legal and management operations consistent with the Firm’s mission and values; overseeing the activities, systems and caseload production of the Legal Team (Paralegal, Legal Assistants and any Jr Associates); playing a key role in managing the client relationship. Includes:
It is required to demonstrate good judgment, the ability to prioritize your activities with minimal supervision to meet deadlines, and coordinate cheerfully with your fellow team members to get the job done. We do not accept anything that gets in the way of doing our best work by serving our clients with compassion and quality. Everyone on our team has a professional decorum with a good sense of humor. We take our work very seriously, but not ourselves. We like to have fun and we want our Senior Associate to feel his or her job is pretty great, too!
The candidate we seek has the intelligence, imagination, and experience to “see around corners,” with thick-enough-skin not to take constructive criticism personally. Absolutely no “toxic” personalities are permitted onto our team. This is to protect the sanity of all the members of the team and our clients, too. If you are the right candidate this should come as welcome news to you! We are looking for a long-term relationship with the right candidate. At this law firm we like to work hard, get the job done and then enjoy having life outside of the office as our reward. Not the other way around. While we encourage hard work and show our appreciation regularly, we do not want a candidate who requires constant, outside validation for happiness or fulfillment.
We want someone with an above-average ability to learn and adapt as our business grows and takes on new dimensions. The successful candidate should know how to “get things done” with minimal supervision and doesn’t watch the clock. . .ever! In fact, we’d love to find the pro-active individual who can see the big picture and then make recommendations for all of the nitty-gritty details to make things better instead of waiting around for instructions. Your compensation will be positively-affected by your willingness and ability to think outside the box and effectively identify opportunities, propose, and then execute solutions to increase the number of clients we can serve. This may include investing your own time to learn and remain familiar with our business and how our potential clients interact with it. The person we are looking for understands that law firms must bill our clients in order for any of us (including you) to get paid, and will be enthusiastic about being sure this critical function of our business gets the attention it deserves, on a timely-basis and is done accurately.
Part of your job descriptions is also to be patient with our growing pains. This can be the best job you ever had or the most frustrating depending on your flexibility, team-spirit, commitment to our mission, and your realistic expectations about what it is like to work in a fast-paced, growing law firm. This is a full-time position but with flexibility and freedom earned by demonstrating that you know how to get things done. You need to run to the doctor, take care of some personal business, or even go out of town for a family emergency on short notice? No problem, so long as you take responsibility for things getting done. This is a double-edged-sword for slackers but we imagine great success for the right candidate.
Required qualities of who we want for this job:
Bonus experiences you might have:
Hours Full-time, exempt position of avg 50 hours per week. Occasional nights/weekends as re
TO APPLY: Send an email to [email protected] with your last name written backwards in the subject line with the title of the position, and attach your resume in .pdf format.