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Title : Immigration Paralegal I

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # WCSD815851

Immigration Paralegal I Responsibilities: Under the 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 send 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 Firm's appropriate team members(s). Prepares forms, letters, documents, and correspondence for attorney review; adapts tools and resources for casework that deviates from templates; increases knowledge of the Firm 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 the Firm 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. Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree. 1+ years of law-related experience under licensed attorney; or, Paralegal Certificate from ABA-approved Program. 1-3 years of U.S. corporate immigration experience. MS Office, Scan/Copy; learn, apply and effectively navigate daily use of propriety software. Ability to thrive in an extremely high-volume environment. 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. Ability to prioritize cases, caseload, and other assigned tasks (i.e., projects, company management responsibilities, etc.). Ability to meet deadlines and goals.

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