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Title : Immigration Paralegal/consultant

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # IXFL851015

Immigration Paralegal/Consultant Duties: The candidate will extensive responsibility for preparation of accurate US submissions, including processing large volume cases including H-1B, TN, L-1A, L-1B, O and other relevant applications. Perform legal assignments under the supervision of an attorney or case manager. Compile data for preparation of employment-based, immigrant-related filings. Support attorneys and local counsel in the coordination of Global Business Immigration cases in jurisdictions such as Australia, the United Kingdom, India, and UAE among others. Assist with initial client intake to obtain relevant case information. Assist attorney/case manager with evaluating case issues and case strategy. Investigate, compile and digest facts of the case, i.e. arrange for an outside interpreter if necessary; locate, obtain and preserve client documentation; review and organize client documentation, and analyze and summarize all data. Prepare appropriate forms regarding client matters before the Departments of State, Homeland Security and Labor. Draft correspondence to clients with the support of attorneys/case managers. Assist client with assembling documentation, completion of forms, case status, etc. Review files on a regular basis, consult with an attorney and prepare regular status reports for clients. Maintain and update files and databases for clients, tracking multiple deadlines for employer clients. Timely and regular attendance and flexibility to work overtime to assist with client needs and meet pending submission deadlines. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: The candidate should have Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. Paralegal Certificate preferred. 3-5 years experience in the US and/or Global Business Immigration field, with law firm experience preferred. Must have exceptional communication skills, both oral and written. Must be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the Firm. Must have a solid knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, INSZoom Immigration database software, and extranet administration. Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofing materials, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. Must demonstrate a high degree of responsibility and dedication.

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