Virginia, US

Paralegal

Job Description Summary

A Fragomen career gives you the opportunity to work with a smart, motivated and diverse peer group. Our exclusive focus on immigration means you will practice in an exciting, ever-changing and challenging environment with people who are passionate about immigration. Working in a collegial, team-oriented environment, Fragomen Paralegals learn from the industry's leading experts. Our firm commitment to quality and best practices is supported by technological innovation that benefits our clients and staff.

Job Description

Our Paralegals work closely with Associates and Client Service Managers on all aspects of case preparation for temporary and permanent visa petitions and applications.  Responsibilities include:

  • Perform intake of cases, troubleshooting and establishing case strategy.
  • Analyze case documents and prepare immigration applications for filing with the appropriate government agency.
  • Drafting 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.
  • Review and approve client billing under supervision of partner or attorney.
  • Prioritize and assign cases, monitor workload and production.
  • Oversee status of cases through utilization of case management and billing systems. Run reports as needed.
  • Work closely in team environment and provide updates while building knowledge of Firm and client processes.
  • Learn procedural and processing requirements for various types of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications.
  • Assist in the hiring and training of new team members.
  • Identify ways to improve team productivity and office-wide projects.

The ideal Paralegal will have the following:

  • BS or BA Degree
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA strongly preferred
  • 2+ years of experience with an immigration law firm, department or corporate immigration function
  • Strong knowledge of procedural requirements for various types of nonimmigrant 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.
  • Meets assigned deadlines and communicates 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 introduce all aspects of immigration case strategy and preparation.
  • Legal practice meetings and alerts provide updates and address current events, advanced topics and client relationship building skills.
  • Client service team structure that enables mentoring from senior professionals.
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