We are a fast-paced low-bono immigration firm primarily handling removal defense and family-based immigration matters. We are looking for an associate attorney who has a passion for immigration law. Our ideal candidate must be bilingual in English/Spanish and have at least one year of experience in immigration law. The position will offer the associate an opportunity to build a diverse caseload. The firm is based in New Haven, CT with a satellite office in Norwalk, CT; the new attorney will be expected to work out of both locations as needed.
Candidates must meet the following qualifications in order to apply:
Licensed to practice in any U.S. jurisdiction, but preferably Connecticut or New York; Minimum of one year of experience in immigration law (would consider experience gained as a paralegal); Self-starter, motivated, reliable and capable of working independently and closely with clients, managing his or her own case load and prioritizing work assignments; Detail-oriented, with effective organizational, research, interpersonal, writing and multi-tasking skills; Bilingual in Spanish and English. This is a salaried position that requires at least a one-year commitment. Salary commensurate with experience.
About Esperanza Attorneys At Law
The firm’s overriding purpose is to help clients utilize the legal system as a means to achieve positive solutions.
Esperanza Center for Law & Advocacy has arisen from the ideals of the access-to-justice movement and seeks to address the needs of low-income immigrants, a highly-underrepresented population in Connecticut. The firm’s name is tied to the multivalent Spanish word Esperanza because its multiple meanings reflect various facets of our legal practice. Esperanza means hope, in the sense that as attorneys, we strive to help our clients achieve their goals for improving their immigration status. Esperanza also means trust, which we have found is a critical element in establishing a successful lawyer-client collaboration. Esperanza provides representation for a wide range of immigration law matters. The firm regularly extends advocacy and legal representation for clients into areas of family and juvenile matters, so that our clients can benefit from multi-dimensional representation.
The firm is based on a “low-bono” business model, which seeks to “fill the gap” in the provision of legal services to low-income individuals and families. To this end, we work with clients to... develop alternative payment strategies, so that our clients can afford our representation. Our belief in the power of community has prompted us to foster partnerships with community organizations in Bridgeport and New Haven. We regularly accept pro-bono and low-bono referrals from the International Institute and Unidad Latina en Accion New Haven.