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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Years of Experience
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ProfileParalegal I Duties: Assists the Senior Paralegals and Attorneys with the management of corporate immigration cases and client interactions. A variety of duties related to legal document preparation and management, research and case management which requires knowledge of the legal system, terminology and procedures in addition to clerical and administrative skills. Prepare immigration cases as assigned by manager for submittal to the appropriate government agency; begin to achieve a mastery of case types from simple to complex filings within particular practice area(s). Demonstrate mastery of multiple case types from simple to complex filings within particular practice area(s). Demonstrate increasing level of independence in handling cases and achieving monthly filing goals. 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 and following BAL’s service standards. 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. Finalize documents after review by Practice Manager, Team Manager and/or Attorney. Demonstrate ability to manage a high caseload and work within strict timelines. Monitor the status of all filed applications and petitions. Run reports to assist in managing one’s own caseload. Assisting with the review of billing protocols and ensure that billing guidelines are met. Evaluate cases and assist in providing case strategies and/or solutions to issues. Provide company contacts with training and guidance regarding BAL systems and general immigration matters. Engage in frequent contact with company clients. Keep abreast of current regulations and procedures relating to filing applications. Make photocopies. Send faxes and scan documents. Retrieve and/or return files. Create mailing labels for packages and track delivery. 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. 1+ year corporate immigration experience required. 1 year IV experience strongly preferred. Ability to excel within an extremely high volume environment. Ability to make sound judgment 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, manage caseload and other tasks (i.e. projects, company management responsibilities, etc.). Ability to meet deadlines and goals.
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.
353 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
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.