1+ months

Immigration Paralegal

Seattle, WA 98104
Job Description: At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. Weve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals. Under attorney supervision, assist lawyers with obtaining immigration benefits on behalf of clients under the regulations of the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Department of State. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation. Maintains positive contact with clients and attorneys in other departments and observes confidentiality of client matters. Prepares complex petitions and applications forms, and support documentation related to benefits provided under U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services regulations. Prepares complex applications and supporting documentation pertaining to the issuance of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas by the U.S. Department of State. Prepares complex applications and supporting documentation to the U.S. Department of Labor for the PERM labor certification. Communicates with federal agencies in connection with acquiring immigration benefits on behalf of clients. Keeps current on federal regulations as they pertain to immigration matters. Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the job position, consistent with the Firm's attendance expectations. SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED Excellent organization and communication skills. Possess excellent organizational skills with close attention to detail. Ability to communicate professionally and to establish professional working relationships with an assistant, the Firm's lawyers, other paralegals and staff, clients, and other professionals. Sound knowledge of regulations pertaining to the petitioning of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, and other related immigrant benefits. Ability to handle multiple tasks, multiple concurrent deadlines, work well under pressure and independently. SPECIFIC SKILLS PREFERRED Demonstrated ability to take initiative and exercise discretion and independent judgment. Demonstrated legal writing and research skills. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Requires a minimum of three years of related experience in business immigration law or equivalent. BA degree in related field or equivalent required. Paralegal certificate preferred.
Posted: 2022-03-23 Expires: 2022-05-24

Perkins Coie understands your career is about choices, not trade-offs. Named one of the country's "100 Best Places to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine for 13 consecutive years, we provide an exceptional foundation on which to continue or expand your practice. During the past three years, we have hired more than 200 lateral attorneys firmwide at all experience levels. Our attorneys have broad and diverse backgrounds both within and outside the practice of law. By focusing on outstanding client service, superior legal work and generous pro bono and community involvement opportunities, we're dedicated to providing an atmosphere that encourages you to pursue your definition of success--both inside and outside the office.

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Immigration Paralegal

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