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Immigration Paralegal

Our Houston office is seeking an Immigration Paralegal to provide legal support and to assist in immigration case processing.  The position will work under the supervision of an Attorney or team lead.  This person may independently handle cases and will begin to teach and mentor others. This is an ideal role for someone with 3+ years corporate immigration experience wanting to continue their legal career with the industry’s leading experts.   

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform intake of cases, troubleshooting and establishing case strategy
  • Analyze case documents and prepare immigration applications for filing with the appropriate government agency
  • Draft petitions, applications and specialized support letters detailing eligibility for visa classification and other immigration benefits
  • Communicate regularly with clients and foreign nationals regarding procedural and case processing issues, assisting with the review of cases.
  • Prioritize and assign cases, monitor workload and production
  • File documents internally and with government agencies
  • Review and approve client billing
  • Assist in the hiring and training of new team members
  • Learn procedural and processing requirements for various types of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications.
  • Oversee status of cases through utilization of case management and billing systems.  Run reports as needed.
  • Work closely in a team environment
  • Build knowledge of Firm and client processes
  • Identify ways to improve team productivity and office-wide projects
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • 3+ years of experience as a corporate business immigration paralegal
  • Possess strong knowledge of procedural requirements for various types of non-immigrant and immigrant visas and client processes
  • Experience drafting RFEs and PERM Audit responses, and drafting and filing large volumes of immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, including Outstanding Researcher and PERM
  • Demonstrated ability to handle high volume case load while maintaining high level of productivity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills within a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with competing demands
  • Meet assigned deadlines and communicate case progress/status/issues to supervisor
  •  Demonstrate flexibility and initiative regarding assignments for self and team
  • Ability to contribute to positive work environment

Fragomen provides training and support to ensure your success:

  • Ongoing training workshops in all aspects of immigration case strategy and preparation
  • Client service team structure that enables mentoring from senior professionals
  • Legal practice meetings and alerts which provide updates and address current events, advanced topics, and client relationship building skills

ABOUT US:  
 

Fragomen is the leading firm dedicated exclusively to immigration services worldwide. Our more than 50 offices and over 3,750 employees are strategically located in key commercial centers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. This expansive reach allows us to provide services in more than 170 countries.

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