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Title : Senior Immigration Paralegal I

Location : Texas - Austin
Refer to Job # OLLB858843

Senior Immigration Paralegal I Duties: Frequently communicates with assignees and HR contacts, often serving as the main point of contact. Provides guidance to assignees and HR contacts regarding proprietary systems and case processing. Thorough understanding of multiple communication procedures and requirements for assignees and HR contacts; reviews work of Immigration Assistants/Paralegals. Inputs client services rendered and sends to Accounting for processing. Independently handles cases; teaches and mentors others; coordinates flow of cases and oversees project. Recognized for their expertise in a particular area of practice and, therefore; serves as a team and practice group resource. Processes a high volume of cases and works on cases of increasing complexity and variation; coordinates work for a major client and/or multiple clients, and is responsible for a larger scope of work. Evaluates problematic cases and proactive provides strategies and/or solutions to issues, partnering with Attorney as needed. Prepares forms, letters, documents, and correspondence for attorney review; adapts tools and resources for casework that deviates from templates; applies knowledge of BAL practices and contributes new best practices. Leverages BAL expertise to partner with Knowledge Management in developing new materials. 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; reviews work of Immigration Assistants/Paralegals. Prepares internal caseload reports for management; begins to generate reports for internal and external use to serve as effective quality assurance and to assist in client 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.; reviews research performed by others. Initiates contact with government agencies to obtain necessary information; alerts attorney regarding potential process delays/problems and ensures these are addressed and resolved. Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team. Provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions. Is timely with information. Distributes the workload appropriately. Assigns work in a well-planned and organized manner. Acts as a mentor and for team members. Provides developmental feedback to jr team members, directly related to work on specific area dos practice. Involves team members in achieving project goals and timelines as a way to learn and contribute to the process. Provides orientation to new employees. Evaluates content and delivery methods for training programs. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree + 1-year law-related experience under licensed attorney; or, PL certificate from ABA approved program. Should have 3+ years U.S. corporate immigration experience. Demonstrate mastery of Paralegal skills. Proven ability to manage corporate clients as it relates to area of specialization. Proven ability to become thoroughly proficient in handling complex, challenging, and VIP cases.

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