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Title : Immigration Paralegal

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # XUGK862543


Immigration Paralegal H1: Immigration Paralegal H2: Job Description Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a national law firm, currently has an exciting full-time employment opportunity for an Immigration Paralegal in our Chicago office. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. Position Summary: Our Chicago office is seeking an Immigration Paralegal who will work with attorneys to prepare and file high-quality, specialized documents relating to various immigration matters according to established practices and procedures. Additionally, the Immigration Paralegal will monitor immigration law matters. This position will work directly with clients and collaboratively with attorneys and secretaries on our immigration team. H2: Duties and Responsibilities - Perform substantive client-facing tasks including but not limited to preparing communications to clients and government agencies. - Identify and thoughtfully evaluate troublesome and complex issues and provide strategies to resolve same, partnering with attorney team as necessary. - Request, collect and organize client information related to the filing of petitions and applications such as H-1B, L-1, TN, PERM, I-130, I-140, I-485, I-765, I-131, N-400, DS-160, and DS-260. - Assist with drafting and filing petitions and applications with government agencies. - Perform necessary background and investigative research related to filing of petitions and applications as necessary. - Initiate contact with government agencies to obtain necessary and relevant information related to the filing of petitions and applications. - Continually review and track status of all filed petitions and applications. - Provide status updates to clients and attorneys alike. - Docket filing dates and deadlines for responses, and monitor for timeliness. H2: Qualifications and Prior Experience - Bachelor's degree is preferred; Additionally, five (5) or more years of immigration paralegal experience is required, ideally in a law firm environment. Only applicants with this experience will be considered. - Strong knowledge in the area of immigration law. - Experience preparing immigration petition and applications such as H-1B, L-1, TN, PERM, I-130, I-140, I-485, I-765, I-131, N-400, DS-160, and DS-260. - Superior analytical and writing skills. - Familiarity with LollyLaw and/or similar immigration forms and case management software. - Working knowledge of internet, Excel and Microsoft Word software. - Strong written and verbal communication skills. - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully. - Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail. - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. - Synthesizes complex or diverse information. - Takes independent actions and calculated risks; asks for help when needed. - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; commits to additional hours of work when necessary to reach goals. - Balances team and individual responsibilities; contributes to building a positive team environment. - Maintains confidentiality. - Acts as a case manager, moving the matter along, anticipating next steps and proactively discussing same with attorneys. H2: Benefits Law Firm Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package to their Immigration Paralegal. Additionally, they are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, and continue to take steps to mitigate the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 while in the office. As an EEO/AA employer, Law Firm Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law. Summary Law Firm Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is looking for an Immigration Paralegal to join their team in Chicago, Illinois. The Immigration Paralegal will work with attorneys to prepare and file high-quality, specialized documents relating to various immigration matters. This position requires five (5) or more years of immigration paralegal experience, ideally in a law firm environment. This position will work directly with clients and collaboratively with attorneys and secretaries on the immigration team. The Immigration Paralegal will receive competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. Additionally, they are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. Bachelor's degree is preferred; Additionally, five (5) or more years of immigration paralegal experience is required, ideally in a law firm environment.
 
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