Paralegal - Immigration
Job Description: This paralegal primarily works directly with business based petitions and assists clients with PERM application process to provide comprehensive immigration services.
Prepare a wide variety of business-based nonimmigrant (H-1B, L-1, TN, E, and O-1) and immigrant (employment and family-based) petitions.
Assist clients with PERM application process.
Assist with applying for work visas with U.S. consular offices abroad.
Work closely with our clients to provide comprehensive immigration services.
Compile and maintain records of immigration filings, other documentation and records of activity on behalf of clients.
Review immigration regulations and be able to apply them to various case scenarios.
Perform research using all available immigration research tools including government agencies' websites.
Collect information and documentation from clients;
Prepare filings for relevant federal agencies;
Conduct research of immigration law and procedures;
Prepare draft correspondence and memoranda;
Enter case information into case management system; and
- Track the status of filings and inform the client and attorney of any follow up that may be necessary.
- Train other employees as needed.
- Other tasks as assigned by attorney.
Paralegal certificate and/or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
2+ years of paralegal experience in an employment- based immigration practice.
Must have at least 1 year of experience with employment-based immigration filings, such as H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1, E-2, O-1, R-1, PERM, I-140, and I-485 filings
1400 hour billable hour requirement
Must be detailed oriented
Experience with MS Office and expertise with computer assisted legal resources required
Knowledge of immigration software helpful
Demonstrates good organizational skills for prioritizing workload
Demonstrates ability to acquire understanding quickly and absorb new information rapidly
Must be able to manage competing priorities
Maintains high standards of performance
Exhibits conscientiousness, dedication, self-discipline, and a sense of responsibility
Must have a professional, cooperative, positive and flexible attitude
Ability to work with diverse personalities within various levels of the organization
Must exhibit well-developed interpersonal and client relation skills
Exhibits strong oral and written communications skills
Thorough command of the English language including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, form and style
Ability to compose professional correspondence
Military experience a plus
- Pay Type Hourly
- Buffalo, NY, USA