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Immigration Assistant Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jun 18,2018

Posted on

Jun 06,2017

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Houston, TX
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Immigration 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.

Additional info

Requisition Number: 17-0192

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.
1001 Texas Avenue
Suite 220
Houston, TX 77002

Review:

"“Decent benefits and...”"

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.
Cons : Associate attorneys lack managerial training and are only focused on the number of cases done per day regardless of how many cases (160+) you are working on and how burnt out you are becoming. Training is mediocre at best, obviously it makes it appear a great place to work. A word of guidance to anyone considering this position: if they’re hiring in December you will get thrown in at their most busy time of year and likely be let go after it.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Former Employee
Last Year at Employer : 2017
Job type : Full time

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