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Title : Immigration Paralegal I

Location : Massachusetts - Boston
Refer to Job # BRVU804484

Immigration Paralegal I The candidate coordinates with Attorneys in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of various immigration and nationality law matters. 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 case relay concerns, and proactively escalates to the appropriate BAL 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 BAL 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 BAL 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. The candidate should have a Bachelor's Degree. Must have 1-3 years of U.S. corporate immigration experience and 1-year law-related experience under licensed attorney; or, PL certificate from ABA-approved program. Must have knowledge of MS Office, Scan/Copy; learn, apply and effectively navigate daily use of propriety software. Should have a comprehensive knowledge of the immigration process, mastery of multiple case types, and increasing company client interaction. Should also have the 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.); and ability to meet deadline and goals.

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