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Immigration Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Boston, MA

Date Last Verified

Apr 18,2018

Posted on

Mar 16,2018
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Immigration Paralegal Responsibilities: Under direction of Senior Paralegal/Attorney, takes lead in email/phone client communications. Provides guidance to assignees regarding proprietary systems and case processing. Increased understanding of client communication procedures and requirements. Inputs client services rendered and sends to Accounting for processing. Complete competence of case types previously handled and continually strives to advance and broaden knowledge base; demonstrates increasing levels of independence in case handling. Processes more advanced and varied corporate immigration cases. Evaluates cases, relays concerns, and proactively escalates to the appropriate BAL team members(s). Prepares forms, letters, documents and correspondence for attorney review; adapts tools and resources for casework which deviates from templates; increases knowledge of BAL best practices. Manages status of all filed applications and petitions and finalizes documents after attorney review. Utilizes document and data management systems to prepare, monitor, and record all aspects of client casework as per BAL policy. Prepares internal caseload reports for management. Shares process flow with assignees; Identifies problematic cases and discusses strategies and/or solutions with Attorney. 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 agencies to obtain necessary information; alerts Senior Paralegal and/or attorney regarding potential process delays/problems. Responsible for working with attorneys in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of various immigration and nationality law matters. Additionally, a Paralegal should have a comprehensive knowledge of the immigration process, mastery of multiple case types, and increasing company client interaction.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree; 1-year law-related experience under licensed attorney; or, PL certificate from ABA approved program. 1 –3 years' U.S. corporate immigration experience. Ability to excel within an extremely high volume environment. Ability to make sound judgement calls. Ability to work well with minimal supervision. Ability to catch errors and correct the work of others. Superior client service skills. Ability to prioritize cases, manager caseload and other tasks (i.e. projects, company management responsibilities, etc.). Ability to meet deadline and goals. MS Office, Scan/Copy; learns to effectively utilize VB and Cobalt.

Additional info

ID: 2018-1898

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.
451 D Street
Suite 805
Boston, MA 02210

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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