Seeking a special person who loves PERM and business immigration work.
Please refer to our physical office locations list at: www.dickinsonwright.com. The position will primarily support our offices in Texas and Arizona. We are offering a flexible, fully-remote, work-from-home opportunity for a highly-motivated, team-oriented individual in a high-volume environment. We are looking for a bright and driven person to work in a welcoming environment that is committed to the growth and development of its team members. The Business Immigration Paralegal must have in-depth knowledge and experience with a broad range of business immigration filings. Applicants must have expertise in drafting and filing consular applications as well as PERM applications, as well as being highly skilled in technology, detail-orientated, exercise sound judgment, and possess strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills while prioritizing and managing multiple assignments.
Preparation of PERM related forms and filings with the Department of Labor;
Preparation and submission of consular applications and establishing appointments at consular posts;
Drafting forms and letters for visa applications and petitions, certification applications, and other immigrant and non-immigrant related filings;
Communicates with clients on matters associated with immigration filings;
Gathers appropriate evidence to support immigration filings;
Conducts quality assurance review of immigration filings;
Maintains computer databases and monitors reports related to caseload management of immigration matters;
Assembles application and petition packages and files with USCIS or other appropriate agency;
Monitors immigration related publications and web sites for news and trends and communicates findings to the practice group keeping important items in electronic files;
Conducts research via internet and hard copy sources of information, keeping important items in electronic files;
Assists in Form I-9 compliance audits;
Assists in the training of new team members;
Prepares case management reports as requested. Provides general assistance to department attorneys;
Accurately and completely records billable time spent and tasks performed in accordance with firm policy and client-imposed billing protocols; enter and release time promptly in compliance with the firm’s announced deadlines.
Must have 3-5 years of experience supporting business immigration attorneys as a paralegal.
College degree or completion of a paralegal program preferred.
At least one year of experience with case management system preferred (LawLogix).
At least three years of experience with consular applications and PERM filings with the Department of Labor preferred.
Must have in-depth knowledge of the basic business non-immigrant visas (H-1B, L-1, E, H-2, TN, B-1, O-1, and P) and employment based immigrant visa processes (EB-1 extraordinary ability, outstanding professor/researcher, multinational manager; EB-2 NIW; EB-2 and EB-3 PERM, and I-485 filings); H-2B experience is a plus.
Experience working on Form I-9 compliance and audit matters preferred.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft business applications (g., Word, Excel, and Outlook) and PDF editing is essential.
Must have highly developed skills in time and task management with the ability to manage multiple priorities and respond to urgent requests with minimal supervision.
Must be detail-oriented and work with an extremely high degree of accuracy.
Effectively able to prioritize cases, caseload and other assigned tasks (e., projects, reports, case management responsibilities, etc.).
Embrace challenges and detail as well as creative thinking.
Must have excellent writing and oral communication skills.
Must have exceptional interpersonal and client service skills, as well as the ability to handle stressful situations in a calm, composed manner.
Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, service environment.
Flexibility to work overtime if necessary.
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with lawyers, clients and office personnel.
Ability to execute and work well with minimal supervision.
DW believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities. We are committed to promoting a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.
From a two-person firm serving Detroit-based clients, Dickinson Wright has evolved into a leading global law firm. With more than 450 lawyers across more than 40 practice areas, Dickinson Wright serves clients from offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Saginaw and Troy, Michigan; Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Lexington, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; Chicago, Illinois; and Toronto, Ontario. We’ve worked with clients on six continents and our global presence continues to expand.The Immigration Practice Group is currently comprised of nine attorneys in the Michigan, Arizona, and Texas offices of the firm, including an immigration attorney in the Toronto office of the firm. The firm also has a strong international practice with legal support teams for India, China, Japan, and Canada.