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Immigration Assistant

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 13,2018

Posted on

Jul 25,2018

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Richardson, TX
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Immigration Assistant The candidate will primarily responsible for providing general support to the legal teams through a variety of tasks and activities. Will learn the complete immigration process by assisting in the preparation of documents and applications and engaging in frequent customer/client contact. Project a professional image on behalf the firm through in-person and phone interaction. Works with clients to obtain documents and information necessary to prepare applications for multiple cases at a time (heavy case load up to 80+ simultaneously). Drafts support statements and organizes documentation for filling. Files and monitors applications and petitions with appropriate government agencies. Collaborate with manager and the legal team to facilitate cases and meet monthly filing goals. Performs research to obtain information such as background on a company or industry, current wages, processing procedures, stand processing times, etc. Coordinate with clients to gather required information. Prepare letters and other documents on behalf of the employer and/or client. Finalize documents after review by Practice Manager, Team Manager and/or Attorney. Provide information and assistance to clients regarding legal procedures (NOT legal advice). Update database(s) and utilize case preparation/management tools effectively and efficiently. Run reports to assist in managing own caseload. Ensure all deadlines are met. Photocopies, faxes and document scanning. Retrieve and/or return files. Other duties as assigned. Address envelops and package. Superb organizational skills is essential. Excellent English language skills, both spoken and written is essential. Strong attention to detail and accuracy is essential. Strong computer skill is essential. Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skill is essential. Prior immigration or legal experience with a high case-load is a plus. Experience working in an office setting is preferred. Associates degree or Paralegal Certificate is essential. Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in English, Journalism, Communication, etc. is a plus

Additional info

ID 2018-2033

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.
2400 N Glenville Drive
Building A, Suite 100
Richardson, TX 75082


"“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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