Job Details

Legal Staff Paralegal in Boston, MA

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Company name

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area


Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA Boston, MA

Date Last Verified

Feb 08,2018

Posted on

Nov 01,2016

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Senior Immigration Paralegal The candidate will support the BIG by preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, including but not limited to H-1Bs, L-1s, TNs, PERMs, Preference Petitions and Adjustment of Status Applications. Will have direct contact with our client base, which includes companies working across numerous industries such as financial services, information technology, construction and pharmaceuticals.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and must have 5+ years of immigration-specific experience. From a subject-matter perspective, should have the knowledge, skills and abilities to: Research and prepare most of the entire range of IV and NIV case categories including Schedule A Group II and priority green cards, elicit information from clients and develop first draft of “Job Basics” in connection with PERM labor certifications, develop Job Basics, pre-recruitment due diligence (prevailing wage, Equity Analysis), recruitment phase, and resume review for multiple PERM cases, Issue-spot and present potential benefits and disadvantages of various options, research and apply regulations and case law with minimal attorney oversight, understand I-9 compliance issues, and write persuasive first drafts of sophisticated documents such as O-1 petitions, Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher cases, as well as first drafts of complex DOL audit responses and complex RFEs for filing with the USCIS. From a case and client management perspective, a successful candidate should be able to: effectively manage client relationships for high-volume clients with minimal attorney oversight, explain sophisticated immigration concepts and present strategic solutions for clients, and manage complex projects under tight deadlines. From a teamwork perspective, a successful candidate should be able to: lead peers and junior teammates in the support of a client account team and in the completion of projects, train and regularly mentor junior team members, defuse conflicts and address complex and challenging dialogues in a non-judgmental, consensus building fashion. Effective communication is an important.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seaport East
Two Seaport Lane, Suite 300
Boston, MA 02210-2028