Immigration Attorney Job Openings - 6 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,609

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    Immigration Sponsorship for F1 or OPT Visaed Registered Nurse only
    ADEX Medical Staffing

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $104,140

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    Immigration Sponsorship for F1 or OPT Visaed Registered Nurs
    Capital Markets Placement

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $102,860

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    Immigration Family Law
    BCG Attorney Search

    Hyattsville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $123,230

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    IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY
    The Law Offices of Manuel Rivera

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $123,230

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    Immigration Attorney with 1+ year of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $123,230

    Business Immigration Attorney
    Erickson Immigration Group

    Arlington, VA

Immigration Attorney Jobs

average

$123,230

  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Mostly Sitting
  • Make Decisions
  • Stressful

What does an Immigration Attorney do at Garcia Legal Search, LLC

Represent clients in court or before government agencies Prepare and draft legal documents on behalf of clients Advise clients on business and legal transactions Negotiate settlements for legal disputes

What does an Immigration Attorney do at Special Counsel

Drafting motions and other transactional work Assisting with any and all aspects of the immigration process Maintaining positive contact with clients and observing confidentiality of client matters

What does an Immigration Attorney do at Software Systems Consultants Inc.

* Meet with clients and facilitate family and work immigration visa requirements or citizenship applications and interviews.
* Also experience with deportations and cancelation of removals

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how to become an Immigration Attorney

All lawyers must have a law degree and must also typically pass a state’s written bar examination.

Education

Becoming a lawyer usually takes 7 years of full-time study after high school—4 years of undergraduate study, followed by 3 years of law school. Most states and jurisdictions require lawyers to complete a juris doctor (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). ABA accreditation signifies that the law school—particularly its curricula and faculty—meets certain standards.

A bachelor’s degree is required for entry into most law schools, and courses in English, public speaking, government, history, economics, and mathematics are useful.

Almost all law schools, particularly those approved by the ABA, require applicants to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). This test measures applicants’ aptitude for the study of law.

A J.D. degree program includes courses such as constitutional law, contracts, property law, civil procedure, and legal writing. Law students may choose specialized courses in areas such as tax, labor, and corporate law.

Licenses

Prospective lawyers take licensing exams called "bar exams." When a lawyer receives their license to practice law, they are "admitted to the bar."

To practice law in any state, a person must be admitted to the state’s bar under rules established by the jurisdiction’s highest court. The requirements vary by individual states and jurisdictions. For more details on individual state and jurisdiction requirements, visit the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Most states require that applicants graduate from an ABA-accredited law school, pass one or more written bar exams, and be found by an admitting board to have the character to represent and advise others. Prior felony convictions, academic misconduct, or a history of substance abuse are just some factors that may disqualify an applicant from being admitted to the bar.

Lawyers who want to practice in more than one state often must take the bar exam in each state.

After graduation, lawyers must keep informed about legal developments that affect their practices. Almost all states require lawyers to participate in continuing legal education either every year or every 3 years. 

Many law schools and state and local bar associations provide continuing legal education courses that help lawyers stay current with recent developments. Courses vary by state and generally cover a subject within the practice of law, such as legal ethics, taxes and tax fraud, and healthcare. Some states allow lawyers to take their continuing education credits through online courses. 

Advancement

Newly hired attorneys usually start as associates and work with more experienced lawyers. After several years, some lawyers may be admitted to partnership of their firm, which means they become partial owners of the firm.

After gaining a few years of work experience, some lawyers go into practice for themselves or move to the legal department of a large corporation. Very few in-house attorneys are hired directly out of law school.

A small number of experienced lawyers are nominated or elected to judgeships. Other lawyers may become full-time law school faculty and administrators. For more information about judges and law school faculty, see the profile on judges and hearing officers and the profile on postsecondary teachers.

Other Experience

Law students often gain practical experience by participating in school-sponsored legal clinics, in a school’s moot court competitions, in practice trials under the supervision of experienced lawyers and judges, and through research and writing on legal issues for a school’s law journals.

Part-time jobs or summer internships in law firms, government agencies, and corporate legal departments also provide valuable experience. Some smaller firms, government agencies, and public interest organizations may hire students as summer associate interns after they have completed their first year at law school. Many larger firms’ summer internship programs are only eligible to law students who have completed their second year. These experiences can help law students decide what kind of legal work they want to focus on in their careers, and these internships may lead directly to a job after graduation.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Lawyers help their clients resolve problems and issues. As a result, they must be able to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Lawyers must win the respect and confidence of their clients by building a trusting relationship, so that clients feel comfortable enough to share personal information related to their case.

Problem-solving skills. Lawyers must separate their emotions and prejudice from their clients’ problems and objectively evaluate the matter. Therefore, good problem-solving skills are important for lawyers, to prepare the best defense and recommendation.

Research skills. Preparing legal advice or representation for a client commonly requires substantial research. All lawyers need to be able to find what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter.

Speaking skills. Clients hire lawyers to speak on their behalf. Lawyers must be able to clearly present and explain their case to arbitrators, mediators, opposing parties, judges, or juries. 

Writing skills. Lawyers need to be precise and specific when preparing documents, such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.

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Real Immigration Attorney Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Cross-Border U.S./Canada Immigration Attorney Seyfarth Shaw LLP Boston, MA Aug 09, 2016 $151,757 -
$191,776
Cross-Border U.S./Canada Immigration Attorney Seyfarth Shaw, LLP Boston, MA May 05, 2016 $150,000 -
$195,000
Immigration Attorney Law and Finance of Wonyoung Kim, PLLC Dallas, TX Jan 09, 2016 $144,726
Cross-Border U.S./Canada Immigration Attorney Seyfarth Shaw LLP Boston, MA Sep 05, 2015 $140,046 -
$175,552
Immigration Attorney Bally Gaming, Inc. Las Vegas, NV Apr 30, 2013 $130,000
Cross-Border U.S./Canada Immigration Attorney Seyfarth Shaw LLP Boston, MA Sep 14, 2014 $124,072 -
$165,651
Associate Immigration Attorney Law Firm of Kim & Min, P.C. Irvine, CA Jun 29, 2015 $120,973
Immigration and Family Law Attorney Crimmigration Inc. Sacramento, CA Oct 31, 2016 $105,518
Immigration Attorney It America Inc. Edison, NJ Dec 04, 2014 $104,042
Immigration Attorney Law Office of Jahyun WIE, LLC Duluth, GA May 11, 2015 $102,066

Top Skills for a Immigration Attorney

Know what it takes to get the job done

StatusUscisImmigrationCourtCitizenshipApplicationsCorporateImmigrationLAWImmigrationMattersConsularProcessingVawaLegalResearchBIAL-1ImmigrationCasesDacaLaborCertificationApplicationsI-140EB-5I-485PermanentResidencySuperviseI-9

Top Immigration Attorney Skills

We found these skills on more job listings for immigration attorney jobs than any others:
  1. Status
  2. Uscis
  3. Immigration Court

Companies look for I-9 less than other skill for immigration attorney jobs.

Immigration Matters, Legal Research, I-140, I-9, BIA, Status, Immigration Cases, L-1, Corporate Immigration LAW, EB-5, Permanent Residency, Supervise, Immigration Court, Vawa, Uscis, Citizenship Applications, Labor Certification Applications, Daca, I-485, Consular Processing

Top Immigration Attorney Employers

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Top 10 Immigration Attorney Employers

There are currently 10 companies that are hiring a Immigration Attorney.

The next set of companies with the Immigration Attorney jobs are:
  1. Ayuda
  2. John Wheat Gibson, P.C.
  3. Catholic Social Services
  4. Immigration Lawyers USA, LLC

Catholic Charities, Ayuda, John Wheat Gibson, P.C., Catholic Social Services, Immigration Lawyers USA, LLC, Non-Profit Agency, Rodriguez & Sanabria, PLLC, Russell Immigration Law Firm LLC, Law Office of Pascual Madrigal, Human Rights Campaign

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