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 experienced Paralegal to join our Immigration group 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 skilled in technology, 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 forms and letters for visa applications and petitions, applications for permanent residence, labor certification applications, and other immigrant and non-immigrant related filings
Communicate with clients on matters associated with immigration filings
Gather appropriate evidence to support immigration filings
Conduct quality assurance review of immigration filings
Maintain computer databases and monitor reports related to caseload management of immigration matters
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
Conduct research via internet and hard copy sources of information, keeping important items in electronic files
Assist in Form I-9 compliance audits
Assist in the training of new team members
Draft client advisories related to significant developments in immigration law and practice
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:
Must have 4 years of experience supporting business immigration attorneys as a paralegal
College degree or completion of a paralegal program preferred
Must have in-depth knowledge of the basic business non-immigrant visas (H-1B, L-1, E, H-2, TN, B-1, O-1, and P) and employment based immigrant visa processes (EB-1 extraordinary ability, outstanding professor/researcher, multinational manager; EB-2 NIW; EB-2 and EB-3 PERM, and I-485 filings)
Experience with the following is required: DOL online application systems (PERM and FLAG); DS-160 online visa applications; and consular processing of immigrant petitions through NVC
Experience working on Form I-9 compliance and audit matters preferred
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft business applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and PDF editing is essential
Must have 1 year of experience using INSZoom immigration case management software
Spanish language proficiency preferred
Must have highly developed skills in time and task management with the ability to manage multiple priorities and respond to urgent requests with minimal supervision
Must be detail-oriented and work with an extremely high degree of accuracy
Must have excellent writing and oral communication skills
Must have 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
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to feel and reach with hands and arms and frequently required to sit, stand, walk and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
This job 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.
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 promoting 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.
About Davis Wright Tremaine
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