Goel & Anderson is actively recruiting Immigration Paralegals at all levels, from entry-level to highly experienced.
From headquarters outside of Washington, DC in Reston, Virginia, Goel & Anderson helps clients develop effective immigration and global mobility programs, maximize successful immigration outcomes, and avoid the pitfalls of immigration compliance. As a firm, we value our employees and provide opportunities that strongly emphasize work/life balance. Our Immigration Paralegals support the firm's attorneys in the preparation and filing of petitions and applications with USCIS, DOL, and DOS.
Lead communication and coordinate with clients to gather required documents required for filing immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions.
Process more advanced and varied corporate immigration cases, e.g. H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, PERM, I-140, etc.
Prepare/draft filings to relevant federal and state agencies.
Prepare draft correspondence and memoranda.
Utilize document and case management systems to prepare, monitor, and record all aspects of client casework.
Manage status of all filed applications and petitions and finalize documents.
Track the status of filings and inform the client of any follow up that may be necessary.
Identify problematic cases and discuss strategies and/or solutions with Sr. Paralegal/Associate Attorney.
Conduct research of immigration law and procedures.
Show complete competence of case types and continually advance and broaden knowledge.
Train support staff on immigration practice and procedures, review work, and prepare training documents.
Maintain confidentiality of client information.
Prepare cases that require special handling, i.e. Notice of Intent to Revoke (NOIR) as needed.
Prepare internal caseload reports for management.
Assist with the development of case strategies and firm processes.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education and Work Experience
Bachelor’s degree required. Prior experience as a business immigration paralegal is strongly preferred, particularly with preparing immigrant and non-immigrant (e.g., H-1B, L-1, TN, PERM, O-1, RFE response, etc.) filings. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Prior experience with direct client communication required. Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills. Ability to handle significant case volumes while adhering to strict time deadlines. Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, with emphasis on ability to work with a team. Demonstrated ability to handle increasing levels of independence in case handling. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required. Ability to quickly adapt to new or changing systems and applications is key. Experience with database software or case management systems a plus.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing duties, the employee will constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer;
The employee will occasionally need to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.;
Must be able to lift 35 pounds;
Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time.
Additional Salary Information: G&A offers highly competitive salaries, paid overtime, and a robust benefits package (health, dental, vision, disability insurance, generous 401K match, free parking, and onsite gym access), coupled with opportunities for advancement and professional growth while working with some of the most innovative, industry-leading companies.
About Goel & Anderson
Selected by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for their "Best Law Firms" rankings every year since 2011, Goel & Anderson offers clients extensive experience and a comprehensive understanding of all areas of business immigration law. Headquartered in the upscale Washington, DC suburb of Reston, VA, the firm represents some of the largest corporate immigration clients in the world, and has developed a reputation for smart and innovative legal work and outstanding client service supported by our own, internally developed state-of-the-art information technology systems.