The Business Immigration Paralegal position will provide organizational and practice specific assistance to attorneys in the Business Immigration Department. Will assist the team in a wide range of business immigration matters including preparing various immigration forms and applications.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Prepare petitions/applications for various NIV and IV immigration cases, including: temporary work visas (H-1B, L, E-1/2, TN, O-1, J); I-140 (EB-1,2,3, incl. national interest waiver); I-485, including consular processing, applications for employment authorization document; travel document, replacement I-94; I-90
PERM; I-130; I-140
change/extension of status, including B2
I-751; Removal of Conditions
Prepare response to request for evidence
Research law, procedure and keep track of immigration law updates
Manage various administrative duties including; maintain case management database, direct client contact-- phone calls, emails, and postal correspondence
Contact USCIS and U.S. consulate/embassies, scheduling visa appointment interviews
Assist in client intakes, prepare client mailings and submissions to various immigration offices
Skills & Competencies:
Ability to communicate professionally and interact effectively with all levels of personnel, including management staff and support staff.
Ability to be a proactive self-starter who understands the details within a much larger context.
Demonstrated attention to detail, reliability and ability to learn new technology quickly.
Excellent customer service skills and ability to work on multiple matters simultaneously in an organized manner and under minimal supervision.
Flexibility and able to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands.
Ability to work overtime on an as-needed basis.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk from work station, to desk or to go to various offices to retrieve assignments. This position may also be sedentary and require the employee to sit for extended periods of time.
Requires manual dexterity to dial a telephone, enter data into a computer, handle objects and operate tools.
Some filing is required and this would entail the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
Qualifications & Prior Experience:
Must be proficient with Windows-based software and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
Familiarity with immigration case management systems (Bluedot or INSZoom) a plus
Bachelor’s Degree or combination of relevant experience and ABA Paralegal certification required
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