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ProfileImmigration Assistant / Paralegal working with attorneys in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of pending employment-based immigration petitions and applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, Department of Labor and Department of State. Extensive client contact, handle a high-volume caseload and monitor many deadlines and expiration dates, and are ultimately driven by BAL’s vision to provide excellent client service. Prepare immigration applications/petitions: draft forms and supporting letters, and gather supporting documentation within expected timelines as assigned by manager for submission to the appropriate government agency. Understand the procedures and documentation required for cases to be filed successfully. Gather and track the receipt of information and documents from clients. Prepare forms, support letters, and other documents accurately according to information received from clients and based on case type. Finalize documents after review by Attorney, Practice Manager, or Team Manager. Proactively communicate with clients via email and phone, providing information and assistance to clients regarding legal procedures. Consistently update database(s) and utilize case management tools effectively and efficiently to monitor cases and track deadlines and expiration dates. Make photocopies. Send faxes. Retrieve and/or return files. Other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. Experience in corporate / business immigration law is highly desirable. Superb organizational and time management skills. Ability to multi-task and exhibit strong attention to detail and accuracy both in drafting forms and support letters. Ability to manage cases and work within strict timelines. Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written are a must. Ability to proofread and edit your own work product and others’ work product. Good general computer knowledge and typing skills, including word-processing, email, and forms software. Excellent client customer service and interpersonal skills. Reliability, teamwork and professionalism towards clients and co-workers. Ability to receive and analyze information. Ability to judge appropriate levels of information shared with clients.
Requisition Number: 17-0192
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.
1001 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
Former Employee - Reviewed on December 15, 2017
Get it together and have a heart. Quit expecting people to worship the ground associate attorneys walk on. Also the free bagels on Thursdays are nice but come on.Pros : Your coworkers who are working in the trenches with you are genuinely good people and look out for each other.