The DC office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a Washington, DC based law firm, has an opening for a full-time experienced paralegal to support our busy immigration practice. Minimum of two - five years of immigration paralegal experience preparing non-immigrant (e.g., H-1B, L-1, Blanket L, E-2, O-1) and immigrant (PERM, EB-1 and EB-5) filings. Provide support in preparation and filing of petitions and applications with federal government agencies. Versed in consular processing and practices. Assist with such tasks as: preparing routine correspondence, researching immigration law and procedures, preparing applications and case management. Play a significant role in gathering information from clients and assisting with immigration strategies. Prepare draft REF responses, appeals and memoranda. Experience with compliance issues: E-verify and I-9 audits. Knowledge of web-based case management system. Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and communication (oral and written) skills. Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with an emphasis on ability to work with a team. Strong skills in working on multiple projects. Minimum 2 years of experience and a four year college degree with high academic performance.
About Steptoe & Johnson LLP
We are a nationally recognized immigration group, advising and assisting clients with the full spectrum of US immigration options. We work on behalf of large, multinational employers, emerging and midmarket companies, investors and start-up companies, NGOs and nonprofit organizations, individuals, and families. Through experience, leadership, and technology, our team solves complex immigration matters as well as assists with day-to-day immigration needs. We understand that inadequately managed immigration processes can disrupt business operations, damage corporate brands, and lead to the loss of key personnel. Corporations with significant multinational operations need immigration counsel with a broad range of experience and knowledge, rooted in practical business realities. Increasingly, global businesses with significant immigration portfolios are also benefitting from immigration-related services such as regulatory compliance, advocacy before the government, and related litigation matters.
Strong working relationships are the hallmark of Steptoe’s immigration practice. Our lawyers have built a reputation of honesty and trustworthiness in interactions with clients, government ...agencies, and key government personnel. They have a thorough understanding of the legal, political, and business contexts in which immigration concerns arise, and stay abreast of new developments and emerging trends needed to provide timely advice and forward-looking strategies to clients.