We are looking for a motivated ImmigrationParalegal with a strong desire and passion for making a difference in people’s lives through the immigration work we do each and every day. If you enjoy working on a dynamic team within a rapidly changing area of law and excel at writing and attention to detail, workflow management and client service, please consider joining our team.
This position is full-time and based in our Des Moines, IA office. Teleworking is an option both during and post-COVID for the right candidate.
Subject to attorney oversight, the immigration paralegal will:
Assist attorneys with preparation of immigration petitions and applications, requiring attention to detail and synthesizing information in clear writing.
Utilize web-based immigration case management system and database continuously and accurately
Manage a heavy caseload of immigration matters in various stages
Communicate with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, including non-native English speakers
Conduct research to inform immigration applications, spanning scientific and technical concepts to foreign country conditions
Contribute to the development of processes to simplify work, standardize procedures and help the team operate efficiently and effectively
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Bachelor’s degree; English or other major with extensive writing preferred
Energetic, organized, detail-oriented and disciplined, with the willingness to work hard
Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
Ability to manage workflow and work under tight deadlines and other time constraints, with competing and shifting priorities
Strong project management and organizational skills
Strong analytical skills, technical aptitude, critical thinking, analytical and customer service skills
Davis Brown Law Firm recognizes and values the significant contributions of our support staff and seeks to recruit outstanding individuals who have a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence. Our attorneys serve a diverse client base and practice in a broad range of legal areas, providing the firm's staff members with a desirable variety of work.
Davis Brown is recognized as a top workplace in Iowa and offers a comprehensive benefit package for its staff members, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) and profit sharing plans, long-term and short-term disability, flexible spending and health savings accounts, group life and accidental death insurance, a generous paid time off plan, among other benefits. We promote a culture of wellbeing through our wellness program initiatives and encourage a healthy work/life balance for our employees.
In the coming months, Davis Brownwill combine with Dentons to become Dentons Davis Brown. The combination continues the growth of Project Golden Spike, a series of combinations dedicated to advancing the first truly national US law firm capable of helping clients navigate the New Dynamic.Clients and employees will continue to work with their Davis Brown teams. This combination is a demonstration of our focus on exceptional client service - supporting clients wherever they do business: Iowa, the Midwest, the US, and beyond. Davis Brown is committed to adapting and growing to best support our clients now and in the future.
Equal Employment Opportunity is both the policy and the practice of our firm and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. To be considered, applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to Katharine Springer, Human Resources Assistant, at email@example.com. Pre-employment background screening required for the successful candidate.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Davis Brown Law Firm
Founded in 1929, Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C., provides comprehensive legal services to clients ranging from private individuals to Fortune 500 corporations, as well as multinational corporations, not-for-profit groups, the state and its agencies and political subdivisions, hospitals and regulated industries. The firm's clients conduct business on a local, state, national and international basis. With a growing practice of more than 75 attorneys and offices in downtown Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ames, our firm offers legal services in a wide variety of areas including administrative law, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, government relations, immigration, patent law and intellectual property, biotechnology, real estate, securities, taxation and litigation.
Davis Brown Law Firm is the exclusive member firm in Iowa for Lex Mundi - the world's leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide. As part of the Lex Mundi global network, we can provide our clients with preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers around the world - all from a single point of contact. Individually, each Lex Mun...di member firm is a leader in its local market. Collectively, Lex Mundi firms provide global legal resources with unmatched depth and breadth. Working with other Lex Mundi firms, we are able to seamlessly handle our clients' most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.
In recognition of their legal expertise and commitment to their clients, Davis Brown attorneys have been nationally rated by Best Lawyers, Chambers USA and Super Lawyers. In addition, 36 Davis Brown attorneys are AV-rated, the highest level of professional excellence, by Martindale-Hubbell ®. The firm has also been recognized as the Best Law Firm in Des Moines for 15 consecutive years by the Des Moines Business Record and was recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® and Fortune Magazine as one of the "Top Ranked Law Firms" in the United States. The Davis Brown Law Firm has a long history of community involvement within the Des Moines metro area and across the state of Iowa and we believe it is our obligation to promote our communities through pro bono work, community service and charitable giving. Many of the firm's lawyers hold leadership positions in local civic, charitable and political organizations-including the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, Polk County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, Des Moines Public Library Foundation, Ames Economic Development Commission and many more.