Van Der Hout LLP

Careers

Join one of the nation’s oldest and most preeminent law firms specializing in U.S. immigration law. We are a team oriented practice that takes pride in the ability to take on difficult cases. We are looking for people who share our goal of providing the highest quality representation, engaging in bold legal innovation, and handling all our clients’ cases with a deep appreciation for the humanity involved in each case. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package, a congenial workplace culture and a commitment to diversity and civil liberties.


Immigration Associate Attorney

Van Der Hout LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm located in the San Francisco Financial District. The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients in immigration matters, including family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, asylum and other humanitarian relief, removal defense, and federal litigation. We are civil-rights and immigration-rights oriented, with eleven attorneys and 34 total staff.

Job Description:

We are seeking an associate with two years of experience as a business immigration attorney. Job duties include:

  • Represent clients in all aspects of business immigration.
  • Provide eligibility and risk assessment to clients.
  • Establish and maintain high quality case work and legal best practices.
  • Oversee legal assistants in preparation of NIV and IV petitions.
  • Maintain accuracy in high volume caseload.
  • Provide individualized and nuanced legal services to clients.
  • Help train and supervise administrative staff to ensure best practices with regards to case filings, client payments, and other administrative tasks.

Qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience as a business immigration attorney.
  • Experience with preparing and filing NIV applications, including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-3, etc.
  • Experience with IV applications, including PERM applications, I-140 Petitions, and AOS applications.
  • This position requires a J.D. and bar admission to practice in at least one U.S. state.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK, vblaw.bamboohr.com/jobs. THE LINK WILL DIRECT YOU TO THE FIRM’S HR’S JOBS SITE, BAMBOOHR. AFTER YOU APPLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FROM FROM BAMBOOHR REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK FILES AND ADD BAMBOOHR TO YOUR EMAIL WHITELIST.


Business/Employment Immigration Paralegal

Van Der Hout LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm located in the San Francisco Financial District. The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients.

The firm is seeking to fill a paralegal position for its expanding employment and family-based immigration practice. The paralegal will assist attorneys in preparation of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions, including PERM Labor Certification Applications. The paralegal may also prepare applications for adjustment of status and naturalization.

The successful candidate must be able to work with moderate supervision and guidance in reviewing case documents and preparing employment based immigration applications for filing with various government agencies. Communicate with clients and foreign nationals regarding procedural and case processing issues. Review and approve client billing under supervision of attorney. Oversee status of cases using case management and billing systems. Run reports to monitor deadlines.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or Paralegal Certificate. 1-2 years of experience at an immigration law firm preparing and filing PERM Labor Certification Applications. Excellent organizational and English writing skills. Demonstrated proficiency with case management software and other reporting tools and technologies used to manage data and information. Competitive salary and benefits.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK, vblaw.bamboohr.com/jobs. THE LINK WILL DIRECT YOU TO THE FIRM’S HR’S JOBS SITE, BAMBOOHR. AFTER YOU APPLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FROM FROM BAMBOOHR REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK FILES AND ADD BAMBOOHR TO YOUR EMAIL WHITELIST.


Document Imaging Specialist

Van Der Hout LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm located in the San Francisco Financial District. The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients.

The firm is seeking to fill a Document Imaging Specialist position to work on the administrative team with an emphasis on document digitization. Position will be responsible for scanning documents, creating e-files in our network drive, with detailed attention required as to naming, saving and preserving confidentiality. Additional firm-wide administrative tasks to be assigned as needed. Some client contact is likely, for which ability to communicate verbally in English and Spanish is a significant plus.

Requirements:

High school diploma; 1-year administrative experience; strong organizational and project management skills; positive attitude and attention to detail; punctual and reliable and has an interest in human rights and immigration matters. Competent use of Adobe Acrobat, Windows, Outlook, MS Word, and Excel also required. Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.

Temporary, full-time position, expected to last through the end of the year (2021). Salary is commensurate with experience.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK, vblaw.bamboohr.com/jobs. THE LINK WILL DIRECT YOU TO THE FIRM’S HR’S JOBS SITE, BAMBOOHR. AFTER YOU APPLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FROM FROM BAMBOOHR REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK FILES AND ADD BAMBOOHR TO YOUR EMAIL WHITELIST.


Law Clerk – San Francisco

We are accepting applications for the law clerk positions on a rolling-basis. The positions will remain open until filled. We hire law clerks year-round.

Applicants should have completed their first year of law school. This is primarily a research and writing position. Law clerks will research immigration law topics and prepare legal memoranda, prepare briefs and motions to file before the immigration agencies and federal courts, and assist with other projects as needed.

Required experience: Strong legal research and writing skills. Completion of Immigration Law course or immigration law experience.

The clerkship positions are paid positions.

Please send applications by email. Please include: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) legal writing sample; and (4) list of three references.

In your cover letter, please indicate your preferred start and end dates, an estimate of the number of hours per week that you would be available to clerk, and relevant coursework, including whether you have taken an immigration law class or plan to take one before starting the clerkship.

Please direct applications and questions to:

Law Clerk Coordinator
Van Der Hout LLP
180 Sutter St, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104-4029

Email: LawClerks-Jobs@vblaw.com

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