Benefits include (but not limited to):
•$55,000 to $60,000 DOE
•$2,000 out-of-state relocation coverage
•Health, paid time off, and birthday off = after orientation period
•Additional future benefits will accrue (401K, dental, vision)
•Professional development such as paralegal training materials and online courses/conferences
•All interviews and inquiries will be kept FULLY CONFIDENTIAL
Submit your resume in PDF format, which must list 2-3 references
•9:00am to 6:0pm, M-F, 9:00-2:00 every other Saturday
•Ability to focus on efficiency to prioritize and meet competing deadlines/demands in a fast-paced work environment
•Self-motivated, able to work independently in an office setting
•Honest person with integrity and professionalism during pressure
•Loves helping people, devoted to going above and beyond for clients
•Excellent writing and grammar skills
•Well versed in technology and can grasp emerging innovations, specifically able to use Windows OS (we do not use Mac), Microsoft Office, scanning documents & PDF organizing
•Work well with the cloud and USCIS applications
•Enjoy being on the phone and writing emails
•Detail oriented & highly organized
•Open minded and willing to adapt or be versatile as the law firm expands
Internal Number: 1
Hispanic American Legal Services, Ltd is an Immigration and nationality firm in Illinois, specialized in providing a full range of immigration law services to individual clients, seeks an experienced paralegal or legal assistant with a minimum of 3 year of immigration experience. The duties include
Answer and return the law firm’s phone calls, while maintaining a positive relationship
Qualify and screen consultation callers
Conduct intake at consultation prior to attorney
Schedule and conduct hiring meetings, including payment & retainer agreement collection (remote or in-person)
Timely reply to all e-mails
Confer with attorney & follow up with assigned tasks
Digitally scan mail, file into client e-files, calendar RFE deadlines & interviews, and review new mail with attorney
Maintain a daily call log, if necessary
Digitally scan application filing packets, prepare mailing labels, package for mailing, and deliver to USPS/FedEx
Electronic file organization: open cases, closes cases, update case registry, save credit card payments and bank deposits
Issue document lists and question lists to newly retained clients
Collect, organize, and e-file client documents
Monitor outstanding documents
Draft and physically assemble application/petition filing packets, including supporting evidence and letters, for attorney review and subsequent edits
Online filing of select non-complex cases
Draft simple Request for Evidence (RFE) replies
Attend team meeting to provide updates and receive follow-up tasks regarding cases to be filed
Obtain certified criminal records from various courts throughout the nation including locally
Work with moderate supervision and guidance and be accountable for your individual results
Receive guidance and development on requirements for various immigration case types, when necessary
Assist attorney in the preparation, filing and tracking of various immigration applications and petitions.
Update case management database as tasks is processed.
Draft cover letter for waivers, U Visas, Vawa,
Meet with clients to prepare affidavits, complete applications
monitor deadlines and priority dates.
Conduct regular case review with attorney.
Perform record searches using online resources.
Qualified candidates must have a commitment to hard work, attention to detail, excellent writing, excellent communication, and organization. We offer competitive salaries plus a pleasant working environment.
Minimum of 3 years of immigration experience
Bachelor's degree or Paralegal studies.
Please send a sample of a cover letter for a waiver that you have worked on