Immigration lawyers help individuals move to a different country, or stay
in the one they're in.
They also work with private companies who want to bring in workers from
other countries, or establish branch plants.
They work for governments, corporations, nonprofit groups and private law
practices. They also work for themselves.
The physical requirements of this career are minimal. It is accessible
for people with physical disabilities.
"There are certainly opportunities for people with some physical disabilities,"
says Elizabeth Bryson. She is an immigration lawyer.
Working hours for immigration lawyers are long and can vary significantly.
"Most immigration lawyers who are working hard are cranking out over 50 to
60 hours a week," says immigration lawyer Zool Suleman.
Courts are not in session on weekends. But immigration lawyers spend a
lot of their weekends preparing for upcoming cases.
And they may have to work during unusual hours of the day or the night
if their clients live in a faraway time zone, Suleman says. "The odds are
you are going to work late nights a lot."
Immigration lawyers may also travel a considerable amount, he says.