General Purpose The Immigration Practice Group assists technology and healthcare companies with business immigration visas. The Immigration Project Assistant is principally responsible for providing advanced support to attorneys and immigration specialists in the Immigration Practice Group. Within this position, there is opportunity to assist with client communications, draft factual arguments, and make a meaningful difference in the lives of immigrant employees.
The Immigration Project Assistant has a billing expectancy of 800 hours per year.
Independently manages a caseload of 20-50 nonimmigrant visas or PERMs. This role is responsible for preparing each case start to finish.
Leads case initiation call with clients, analyze strength of case, and request and review documents for adherence to legal standard.
Works with employers and foreign nationals to obtain, review, and revise documents, including human resource representatives and executives.
Drafts support letters, affidavits and/or any other necessary documents for the particular type of visa, ensuring internal deadlines are met by clients.
Leads preparation of responses to Requests for Evidence, upon receipt, including review of issues with clients, identifying appropriate documents, and drafting 10-20-page factual and legal arguments.
Ensures deadlines are met by clients and attorneys and provides professional and prompt client communication regarding each case.
Performs immigration and legal research to assist attorneys in responding to client questions.
Works with a dynamic energetic team and high-tech, healthcare, and global clients on their immigration challenges.
May assist in preparing different types of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, including, but not limited to H-1B, E-2, E-3, L-1, PERM cases and audits, I-140, and adjustment of status I-485 cases.
Scan documents and put on the N drive.
File and case status organization.
LawLogix immigration software input.
Case meetings with attorneys.
Gather information regarding potential clients for marketing purposes.
Job Qualifications (Education, Experience and Certification):
Bachelor’s degree preferably with 1-2 years immigration experience.
Strong attention to detail.
An ability to prioritize a heavy caseload in a fast-paced environment and work with minimal supervision.
Ability to learn quickly, willingness to take ownership, and exceptional writing skills are essential.
Critical thinking and problem-solving.
Superb organizational skills, ability to proofread, and write in software terminology.
A basic knowledge and understanding of the immigration processes and procedures, the different types of visas and rules for each.
Willingness to work overtime or on weekends on an intermittent basis.
Prior experience or willingness to learn Python software development language for Word document generation a plus.
Functional/Technical Expertise – Understands necessary information, processes and procedures to carry out job responsibilities. Customer Orientation – Views the firm through the eyes of the customer and goes out of their way to anticipate and meet customer needs. Communication – Recognizes the essential value of continuous information exchange. Team Player – Team oriented; maintains composure and is adaptable to the changing needs of the team. Results Orientation – Maintains appropriate focus on outcomes and accomplishments.
Requires mobility sufficient to travel. Some bending, stooping and stretching. Occasionally lifting items weighing up to 30 lbs. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment. Extensive data input and required ability to sit for long periods of time. Regular and consistent attendance on the job is an essential function.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by this position to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Professional office atmosphere. Will require the ability to move freely up and down stairs and possibly around and under workstations. Occasional evening and weekend work. Occasionally will be on-call.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those this position may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.
Salary Range - $17.80 - $29.66.
Additional Salary Information: A discretionary bonus may be available based upon performance.
About Holland & Hart LLP
Holland & Hart works hard to promote work/life balance with a 37.5-hour scheduled work week for most staff employees, a robust wellness program, and generous PTO and holiday pay for eligible employees. Full-time employees become eligible for benefits on the date hire, with a benefits offering that includes medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, EAP, STD, and LTD. Also available are voluntary income protection benefits such as supplemental life, accident, critical illness, and long-term care insurances, as well as a 401(k)-retirement plan with a company match. In addition, the firm has programs that may provide for educational assistance, free or discounted legal services, and opportunities through the Holland & Hart Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating volunteer opportunities for lawyers, staff, families, and friends of Holland & Hart LLP. Part-time employees may have access to some of these benefits, which may be on a pro-rated basis.