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Title : Paralegal Assistant - Immigration

Location : Arizona - Phoenix
Refer to Job # OJHS742462

Paralegal Assistant - Immigration The candidate will be part of a team, working directly with attorneys and other paralegals representing employers in sponsoring foreign workers for immigration sponsorship. Primary responsibilities include: assisting in case processing by drafting immigration forms, support letters and various correspondences. Perform intake and case initiation once matter is assigned. Draft Petitions/Applications and file with government agency. Write detailed persuasive letters. Analyze immigration documents of foreign national employee and family members. Analyze the position requirements provided by the corporate client. Maintain client contact information. Provide status updates. File documents in proper order. Update case management system. Learn procedural and processing requirements for various types of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications. Build knowledge of Firm and client processes. Time entry, scanning, e-mailing, etc. Assist in Firm marketing for practice area. The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree OR (a) Associate of Arts degree and not less than one year of in-house training as a Paralegal Assistant or Paralegal Intern at the Firm, or (b) 1-5 years of law-related experience under the supervision of an attorney or Senior Paralegal, demonstrating a superior command of the skills necessary to be a Paralegal; AND, in addition to (a) or (b), (c) Completion of an educational program for Paralegals that has been approved by the ABA or offered by an accredited institution which is in substantial compliance with ABA guidelines for the approval of Paralegal programs. Strong knowledge in the following areas required: PERM labor certification process and recruitment; L-1 visa applications for individual and blanket applications; H-1B and Labor Condition Applications and compliance; and O-1 visa and EB-1 permanent residence applications. Experience in employment-based immigration preferred. Fluency in a foreign language beneficial. Law firm experience an asset.

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