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Administrative Assistant

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Dallas, TX

Date Last Verified

Feb 19,2018

Posted on

Jan 30,2018
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Administrative Assistant will be exposed to various aspects of Corporate Immigration for one of the world’s top Immigration Law Firms. Provides the foundation to build upon the Paralegal career track within the firm. Under the supervision of the Administrative Manager, Team Manager or Lead Paralegal, provides general administrative support to legal teams. This position ensures that documents are accurately prepared to meet deadlines and to deliver client service to both external and internal clients (i.e. other Firm departments-when necessary). Provide general administrative support to legal teams. Perform general copying. Send faxes and scan documents. Perform general file up-keep including physical filing of paperwork and uploading documents to the internal systems. Retrieve and return files. Assist with projects as related to the practice. Create electronic and/or physical files for new cases; including creating file labels. Prepare shipping labels and letters and collate packets for employer/client copies. Utilize and update in-house database per instructions. Prepare reports and perform audits to ensure data quality. Work with others to maintain file order of the centralized filing cabinets. Collect recycled papers from Attorneys/Paralegals/Immigration Advisors and dispose in shredding bins as needed. May provide Facilities-related assistance with regards to parking, FedEx, UPS, inventory and office supplies. May provide IT assistance for new hire setup and general IT issues as needed. May assist with distribution of checks as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: High School Diploma, or equivalent. Associate’s degree is preferred. 1+ years work experience in an office environment. Experience working in immigration is preferred. General office clerical skills (e.g. phones, typing, filing, etc.). General knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to handle multiple assignments. High attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to handle heavy workloads. Good command of the English language. Excellent customer service.

Additional info

ID: 2018-1792

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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