Berry Appleman & Leiden Immigration Paralegal II in Boston, Massachusetts
A Paralegal is responsible for working with attorneys in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of various immigration and nationality law matters. Additionally, a Paralegal should have a comprehensive knowledge of the immigration process, mastery of multiple case types, and increasing company client interaction.
Under 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 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 BAL 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 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.
Skills and Abilities:
Comfortable and ability to thrive in an extremely high volume environment.
Demonstrates sound judgement.
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.
Effectively able to prioritize cases, caseload and other assigned tasks (i.e. projects, company management responsibilities, etc.).
Ability to meet deadline and goals.
MS Office, Scan/Copy; learn, apply and effectively navigate daily use of propriety software.
- 2-4 years of high-volume U.S. corporate immigration experience.
Minimum Education Level:
- Bachelor’s Degree; 1-year law-related experience under licensed attorney; or, PL certificate from ABA approved program.
External Company Name: Berry Appleman & Leiden
External Company URL: www.usabal.com
Street: 265 Franklin Street