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Years of Experience
ProfileLegal Assistant Duties: Prepare immigration cases as assigned by attorney for submittal to the appropriate government agency. Responsible for working with attorneys in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of various immigration and nationality law matters.. Understand the procedures and documentation required for cases to be filed successfully. Work with clients to gather the necessary information and documentation in a timely manner. Prepare forms according to information received from clients. Prepare letters and other documents on behalf of the employer/client. Monitor the status of all filed applications and petitions. Monitor attorney calendar, including their appointments, as well as client related information. Monitor attorney assignment reports and keep information up-to-date. Maintain both paper & electronic client information. Engage in frequent contact with company client(s). Keep abreast of current regulations and procedures relating to filing applications. Make photocopies. Send faxes. Scan documents. Retrieve and/or return files.Works with clients to obtain documents and information necessary to prepare applications. Drafts support statements and organize documents for filing. Files and monitors applications and petitions with appropriate government agencies. Performs research to obtain information such as background on a company or industry, current wages, processing procedures, standard processing times, etc. Initiates contact with government officials to obtain necessary information to alert supervising attorney of potential delays or possible problems in the processing of an application.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred (prior legal assistant experience may qualify in lieu of degree). 2+ years legal assistant experience. Immigration experience helpful. Experience preparing FedEx, UPS, Certified Mail, Express Mail and courier services. Strong writing and communication skills. Intermediate to advanced proficiency using MS Outlook, Word, Excel are a must. Other office software knowledge is helpful. Foreign language fluency is preferred. Must be detail oriented, able to multi-task, and have strong analytic and organizational skills. Ability to prioritize cases, manage caseload and other tasks. Able to use multi-line phone system. Critical thinking & ability to do legal research.
Harry Gee & Associates.
5847 San Felipe Street
Houston, TX 77057