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ProfileParalegal I 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.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelorâ€™s Degree; 1-year law-related experience under licensed attorney; or, PL certificate from ABA approved program. 1 â€“ 3 years' U.S. corporate immigration experience. Comfortable and ability to thrive in an extremely high volume environment. Demonstrates sound judgment. Ability to execute and work well with minimal supervision. Strong attention to detail and ability to catch errors and correct work and the work of others. Superior client service skills. Effectively able to prioritize cases, caseload and other assigned tasks (i.e. projects, company management responsibilities, etc.). Ability to meet deadline and goals. MS Office, Scan/Copy; learn, apply and effectively navigate daily use of propriety software .
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.