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Title : Immigration Paralegal

Location : Texas - Houston
Refer to Job # HHAC829699

Immigration Paralegal Duties: Works with clients to obtain documents and information necessary to prepare applications. Drafts support statements and organize documents for filing. Files and monitors applications and petitions with appropriate government agencies. Initiates contact with government officials to obtain the necessary information to alert supervising attorney of potential delays or possible problems in the processing of an application. Provide assistance with immigration cases as assigned by an attorney. Responsible for working with attorneys in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of various immigration and nationality law applications and petitions. Understand the procedures and documentation required for cases to be filed successfully. 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. Monitor the status of all filed applications and petitions. Monitor attorney calendar, including their appointments, and client-related information. Monitor attorney assignment reports and keep information up-to-date. Maintain both paper& electronic client information. Engage in frequent contact with company client(s). Qualifications: Should preferably have a High school or equivalent. Must have 3+ years of experience as a legal assistant and preferably 2 years as a paralegal. Immigration experience is desired. Strong writing and communication skills are required. Intermediate to advanced proficiency using MS Outlook, Word, Excel is needed and other office software knowledge is helpful. Must be bilingual in Spanish/English. Must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and have strong analytic and organizational skills. Have the ability to prioritize cases, manage caseload and other tasks. Must have critical thinking & the ability to do legal research. Must be able to maintain confidential information.

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