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Legal Assistant ( Immigration)

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Dallas, TX

Date Last Verified

Mar 08,2018

Posted on

Mar 07,2018
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Legal Assistant (Immigration) Duties: Prepare immigration cases as assigned by manager for submittal to the appropriate government agency. Work closely with manager to facilitate cases and meet monthly filing goals. Demonstrate understanding of the procedures and documentation required for successful case filings and following service standards. Coordinate with clients to gather the necessary information and documentation in a timely manner. Prepare immigration forms according to information received from clients. Prepare letters and other documents on behalf of the employer/client. Finalize documents after review by Practice Manager, Team Manager and/or Attorney. Ensure all deadlines are met. Provide information and assistance to clients regarding legal procedures (NOT legal advice). Update database(s) and utilize case preparation/management tools effectively and efficiently. Monitor status of all filed applications and petitions. Run reports to assist in managing own caseload. General office and support duties including: Photocopies, faxes and document scanning, Retrieve and/or return files, Address envelops and package. Works with clients to obtain documents and information necessary to prepare applications. Drafts support statements and organizes documentations for filling. 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, stand 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 or Paralegal Certificate a plus. Bachelor’s Degree specializing in English Language, Journalism, Communication, etc. a plus. Experience working in an office setting preferred. Superb organizational skills. Ability to follow instructions and take action independently. Ability to manage cases and work within strict timelines. Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written. Strong attention to detail and accuracy. Strong computer skills. Excellent client customer service and interpersonal skills.

Additional info

ID: 2018-1861

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.
3232 McKinney Ave.,
Ste. 500
Dallas, TX 75204


"“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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