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Title : Paralegal

Location : Virginia - McLean
Refer to Job # BWRF722264


Paralegal Duties: Assists the Senior Paralegals and Attorneys with the management of corporate immigration cases and client interactions. A variety of duties related to legal document preparation and management, research and case management which requires knowledge of the legal system, terminology and procedures, in addition to clerical and administrative skills. Under direction of Senior Paralegal/Attorney, takes lead in email/phone client communications. Provides guidance to assigne regarding proprietary systems and case processing. Increased understanding of client communication procedures and requirements. Inputs client services rendered and sends 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 appropriate team members(s). Prepares forms, letters, documents and correspondence for attorney review; adapts tools and resources for casework which deviates from templates; increases knowledge of 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 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: Bachelor Degree; 1-year law-related experience under licensed attorney; or, PL certificate from ABA approved program. 1 3 years' U.S. corporate immigration experience. Comfortable and ability to thrive in an extremely high volume environment and able to meet key deadlines and goals. Able to work independently and make sound decisions with limited supervision. Strong attention to detial and easily identifies and corrects errors; oversight and proofreading of team members. Superior client service skills. Ability to multi-task and manage work, prioritize cases; seamlessly transition between tasks (i.e. projects, company management responsibilities, etc.). MS Office, Scan/Copy; learns to effectively utilize VB and Cobalt.
 
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