Directly supports attorneys and other staff in the preparation and filing of petitions and applications with federal government agencies. The immigration paralegal will assist the immigration practice team with preparing routine correspondence, researching immigration law and procedures and case management. The immigration paralegal will also play a significant role in gathering information from clients and assisting with immigration strategies.
Paralegal/Associate Development Committee, with day-to-day work directed by attorneys.
Provide highest-quality legal services to achieve clients’ goals in a multi-disciplinary law firm, preparing and filing a wide range of non-immigrant visa applications (H-1B, E-3, TN, L-1, H-1B1).
Work with attorneys and clients preparing a variety of different I-140 visa petitions (self-sponsored and employer-sponsored).
Assist with PERM audit file preparation, recruitment and labor certification preparation.
Assist with family-based immigration applications.
Assist with workplace enforcement projects.
Review, organize, analyze and manage all paper documents, electronic evidence, filings and internal work product for immigration matters.
Track the status of filings and initiate any follow up that may be necessary.
Create and maintain LawLogix database and work with the Firm’s IT Department and vendors to address technical issues.
Proactively identify and develop solutions for potential problems and inefficiencies in the assigned areas of responsibility.
Coordinate and manage scanning, coding, and OCRing of documents with office services and outside vendors.
Draft cover letters.
Lead efforts to improve the Firm’s immigration support workflows and practices and provide training and continuing education for all team members regarding LawLogix and related matters.
Maintain strict confidentiality of client information.
Interact effectively and professionally with all attorneys, staff, clients, vendors and other outside parties.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organization and project management skills.
Attention to detail.
Able to use judgment to make sound, justifiable recommendations, and to know when and to whom to escalate issues.
Understand legal concepts and issues relevant to the immigration practice.
Learn new skills as technology changes.
Identify what work needs to be done and carry out typical job functions with minimal direct supervision.
Think creatively and solve problems.
Prioritize work on multiple projects to meet established deadlines.
Work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.
Flexible overtime hours, weekends, and holidays if needed due to upcoming deadlines, etc.
Education, Experience and Skills:
Minimum five years’ experience as an immigration paralegal in a law firm (preferred).
Strong knowledge of procedural requirements for various types of non-immigrant visas and client processes.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and LawLogix.
Experience with matter-centric document management systems (e.g., FileSite).
Established in 1994, Franczek Radelet P.C. has more than 50 attorneys and focuses its practice on labor, employment, benefits, immigration and education. The firm’s attorneys represent employers nationally in all aspects of labor and employment law, employee benefits and immigration matters in both the private and public sectors, in addition to representing educational institutions in education la...w matters. We offer a collegial, friendly atmosphere and competitive salary and benefits.
Franczek Radelet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.