This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.! Davis Wright Tremaine is looking for an Immigration Paralegal to join our team in Seattle.
This position is responsible for performing paralegal work supporting the firm’s Immigration group; must have in-depth knowledge and experience with broad range of business immigration filings; must be highly detail-orientated, exercise sound judgment and possess strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills while prioritizing and managing multiple assignments.
At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.
In this role, you will:
Draft appropriate forms and letters for visa applications and petitions, applications for permanent residence, labor certification applications, and other immigrant and non-immigrant related filings
Gather appropriate evidence to support the proper filing
Maintain computer databases for case management of immigration filings
Assemble application and petition packages and files with USCIS or other appropriate agency
Monitor immigration-related publications and web sites for news and trends, and communicate findings to the practice group, keeping important items in electronic files
Provide general assistance to department attorneys
Accurately and completely record billable time spent and tasks performed in accordance with firm policy and client-imposed billing protocols; enter and release time promptly in compliance with the firm’s announced deadlines
Accurately and promptly submit records of hours worked in compliance with the firm’s established deadlines
Join us if you have:
At least 3-5 years’ experience supporting immigration attorneys as a paralegal
College degree or completion of a paralegal program preferred
Experience with immigration filings for healthcare institutions preferred
In-depth knowledge of the basic business non-immigrant visas (H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, E-1, E-2, TN, B-1, O-1, J-1 waivers) as well as the basic employment based immigrant visa process (EB-1 extraordinary ability, outstanding professor/researcher, multinational manager; EB-2 NIW physician;
PERM, special handling for university professors, Schedule A for RNs; and other I-140 and I-485 filings)
Experience with the following: DOL online application systems (PERM, iCert and FLAG); DS-160 online visa applications; and consular processing of immigrant petitions through NVC
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft business applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
Experience using INSZoom or similar immigration software
Highly developed skills in time and task management, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and respond to urgent requests with minimal supervision
A detail-oriented work ethic with an extremely high degree of accuracy
Excellent writing and oral communication skills
Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as the ability to handle stressful situations in a calm, composed manner
Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, service environment
Flexibility to work overtime if necessary
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with lawyers, clients and office personnel
Physical Requirements While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities.
We are committed to creating and cultivating a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.
This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.
About Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
What does success look like for you?
The answer will be different for every client and for everyone who joins our firm. Our dedication to custom-tailored service and great client experiences distinguishes us in the market, and we take the same approach to careers. There is no one-size-fits-all. Goals and needs differ, and change with time and circumstance. What remains constant is our dedication to top-of-market excellence and innovation in client service.
Tackling challenging problems with the help of supportive colleagues to help clients succeed– it’s all part of your day. If you’re looking for a law firm that exceeds clients’ expectations for service and attorneys’ expectations for fulfilling work, DWT offers a work environment where excellence can flourish and where teamwork, diversity, and community involvement are all valued.
We focus on what we do extremely well. This means we will not be all things to all people. But it means we are a highly valued partner with all who work with us in defining success together.