SEEKING FULL-TIME ATTORNEY (SALEM, VIRGINIA)
IMMEDIATELY HIRING. Poarch Law seeks an attorney to immediately supplement our existing 15-person team in Salem, Virginia. This fifth attorney position will assist with our removal defense and asylum practices and exclusively handle U visa (visas for victims) and VAWA (domestic violence) cases. Must have basic courtroom competence, excellent research and writing skills, and be eager to learn a complex legal practice area and engage in intellectually and emotionally difficult immigration court litigation against the U.S. government. This position requires frequent travel (primarily in Virginia) for state and federal court practice. Also required: a profound understanding that the hard work of protecting due process, ensuring fundamental human rights and protecting vulnerable populations looks nothing like it does on television, involves way more work than it should, and is its own (mostly privately celebrated) reward for a job well-done. Virginia licensure and Spanish fluency preferred.
Our office culture is casual and the pace of our work is intense. This position is for a candidate with the fierce heart of a social worker and a legal mind that can keep pace with a constantly-changing practice area. In hiring, we look for authenticity over pretense and measure a candidate’s fit with the entire staff to support our team’s collaborative work in multiple sub-specialty practice groups. We provide significant internal and external training and education, including Spanish if needed, and family-friendly benefits to offset the occasionally hectic pace. Office hours (travel may alter): Monday through Thursday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Benefits: health and dental, 401K, paid leave for all federal holidays (plus some we think should be federal holidays like Election Day), two paid weeks during December holidays, and additional paid annual vacation by tenure. Send letter and resume to Danielle Hylton at firstname.lastname@example.org.