Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Berry, Appleman, Leiden LLP, Immigration Assistant/Paralega, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9211

Thu, October 23, 2014


OVERVIEW: The Immigration Assistant/Paralegal is responsible for working with attorneys in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of pending employment-based immigration petitions and applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, Department of Labor and Department of State. 

BAL Immigration Assistants and Paralegals have extensive client contact, handle a high-volume caseload and monitor many deadlines and expiration dates, and are ultimately driven by BAL’s vision to provide excellent client service 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (under the supervision of an Attorney, Practice Manager, or Team Manager): 

• Prepare immigration applications/petitions: draft forms and supporting letters, and gather supporting documentation within expected timelines as assigned by manager for submission to the appropriate government agency 
• Understand the procedures and documentation required for cases to be filed successfully 
• Gather and track the receipt of information and documents from clients 
• Prepare forms, support letters, and other documents accurately according to information received from clients and based on case type 
• Finalize documents after review by Attorney, Practice Manager, or Team Manager Proactively communicate with clients via email and phone, providing information and assistance to clients regarding legal procedures (NOT legal advice) 
• Consistently update database(s) and utilize case management tools effectively and efficiently to monitor cases and track deadlines and expiration dates 

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES (under the supervision of Practice Manager, Team Manager, or Attorney): 

• Make photocopies 
• Send faxes 
• Retrieve and/or return files 
• Other duties as assigned 


Skills and Abilities: 
• Superb organizational and time management skills 
• Ability to multi-task and exhibit strong attention to detail and accuracy both in drafting forms and support letters 
• Ability to manage cases and work within strict timelines 
• Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written are a must 
• Ability to proofread and edit your own work product and others’ work product 
• Good general computer knowledge and typing skills, including word-processing, email, and forms software 
• Excellent client customer service and interpersonal skills 
• Reliability, teamwork and professionalism towards clients and co-workers 
• Ability to receive and analyze information 
• Ability to judge appropriate levels of information shared with clients 

• Experience in corporate immigration preferred 

Minimum Education Level: 
• Bachelor’s degree



BTT Gateway Job ID 9211

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