Independence, OH – Associate Attorney – Immigration – Benos & Larson (3L’s may apply & recent grads)

AkronLawJobs No. 9908 Overview: Seeking a full-time associate attorney. The attorney will handle a variety of immigration cases, including family-based petitions, adjustment of status applications, waivers, asylum applications (both affirmative and defensive), applications for cancellation of removal, naturalization, bond proceedings, protection for juveniles and victims of crime, and many other types of cases. The attorney will be expected to practice before the EOIR immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Department of Homeland Security (USCIS, CBP, and ICE) and, from time to time, the federal district and circuit courts.

Qualifications: The attorney should be a member of the Ohio bar OR be expecting admittance following the February 2019 or July 2019 bar exams. Applicants who are currently a student in their 3L year should be available to begin work as a law clerk as soon as possible. Must be passionate about serving the needs of the immigrant community, many of whom come from low-income backgrounds and have faced incredible hardships in their journeys to find status in the United States. Must be committed to being in Cleveland, and understands that the clients have limited resources, and has an entrepreneurial spirit to help expand the firm. Should have experience or familiarity with immigration law – individuals who have taken immigration law courses and/or who have prior experience working for an immigration law firm will be given priority.

Working conditions: We offer a high degree of flexibility, work-life balance, and a rewarding (albeit challenging) area of practice. Applicants must possess strong analytical and legal writing abilities, excellent organizational and case-management skills, strong client communication skills, the confidence to be an effective advocate for their clients, and a commitment to providing affordable legal services to the immigrant community. Applicants with an entrepreneurial spirit and/or an interest in business development are strongly desired.

Foreign Language: Foreign language fluency is not required, but individuals who are fluent in a foreign language (particularly in Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, or Punjabi) may be given priority.

How to Apply: Submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample (no more than 10 pages), law school transcript, and three references with contact information to Sarah Okuh at

Deadline:  February 22, 2019