Poarch Law Hiring Full-Time Attorney

immigration law, immigration lawyer jobSEEKING 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 danielle@poarchlaw.com.

Poarch Included in 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

immigration law, immigration lawyer, roanoke lawyer, salem lawyerPoarch Law Attorney Christine Lockhart Poarch was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for her work in Immigration Law. Christine is also a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation and is rated AV Preeminent by her peers on Martindale-Hubbell.

Christine’s Best Lawyers® profile can be accessed here.

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VA Lawyer Magazine Features Article by Christine Poarch

The October 2014 issue of the VA Lawyer Weekly Magazine features Christine Poarch’s article titled, “When Federal Immigration Law is a State Issue: Special Immigrant Juveniles in Virginia.”

In the article, Christine clarifies why the special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) is determined at the state and local level, how the SIJS cases arrive at the courthouse steps, and why it is important to refer undocumented children to be screened for eligibility of SIJS.


The Federal Lawyer Features Immigration Article by Christine Poarch

The October/November 2014 issue of the Federal Bar Association’s magazine The Federal Lawyer features Christine Poarch’s article titled “Immigration Options for Undocumented Children: Moving from Technical Solutions to Adaptive Change.”

In the article, Christine discusses the challenges of the recent influx of undocumented children, the human dimensions of the changes required to adapt, and developing long-term successful solutions in the community.


Christine Poarch Receives the Women of Achievement Award

Poarch Law is pleased to announce that Christine Lockhart Poarch received the Women of Achievement Award for Law at the 12th Annual DePaul Community Resources Luncheon.

The award recognizes and celebrates Christine’s dedication to our clients and how our community is enriched through her contributions.