Berry Appleman and Leiden (BAL) is one of the world's top Immigration Law Firms. Our dedicated professionals share core values that support our mission to be the world’s most trusted resource for corporate immigration services. Our environment is one that we cherish and work hard to maintain. BAL has been consistently recognized as a top law firm in the nation for female Attorneys and Partners. You too can join our mission!
A Paralegal is responsible for working with attorneys in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of various immigration and nationality law matters. Additionally, a Paralegal should have a comprehensive knowledge of the immigration process, mastery of multiple case types, and increasing company client interaction.
Under direction of Senior Paralegal/Attorney, takes lead in email/phone client communications.
Provides guidance to assignees regarding proprietary systems and case processing.
Increased understanding of client communication procedures and requirements.
Inputs client services rendered and sends to Accounting for processing.
Complete competence of case types previously handled and continually strives to advance and broaden knowledge base; demonstrates increasing levels of independence in case handling.
Processes more advanced and varied corporate immigration cases.
Evaluates cases, relays concerns, and proactively escalates to the appropriate BAL team members(s).
Prepares forms, letters, documents and correspondence for attorney review; adapts tools and resources for casework which deviates from templates; increases knowledge of BAL best practices.
Manages status of all filed applications and petitions and finalizes documents after attorney review.
Utilizes document and data management systems to prepare, monitor, and record all aspects of client casework as per BAL policy.
Prepares internal caseload reports for management.
Shares process flow with assignees; Identifies problematic cases and discusses strategies and/or solutions with Attorney.
Performs research to obtain information such as background on a company or industry, current wages, processing procedures, standard processing times, etc.
Initiates contact with government agencies to obtain necessary information; alerts Senior Paralegal and/or attorney regarding potential process delays/problems.
Minimum Education Level:
Bachelor’s Degree; 1-year law-related experience under licensed attorney; or, PL certificate from ABA approved program.
1 – 3 yrs. U.S. corporate immigration experience
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to excel within an extremely high volume environment.
Ability to make sound judgement calls.
Ability to work well with minimal supervision.
Ability to catch errors and correct the work of others.
Superior client service skills.
Ability to prioritize cases, manager caseload and other tasks (i.e. projects, company management responsibilities, etc.).
Ability to meet deadline and goals.
MS Office, Scan/Copy; learns to effectively utilize VB and Cobalt.
Internal Number: 2018-1898
About Berry, Appleman & Leiden
Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) is widely respected for resolving the most challenging corporate immigration cases, regardless of volume or complexity. We serve clients across a broad spectrum of global industries, from science and technology, to manufacturing and engineering, to energy and financial services, to sports and entertainment.
BAL's dedicated professionals share core values that support our mission to be the world’s most trusted resource for corporate immigration services. These values enable us to deftly navigate every step of the immigration process and rapidly resolve even the most complex cases. Our collegial environment is one that we cherish and work to maintain. We look for bright talent to deepen our experience and deliver the type of service our clients have come to expect.