1+ months

Paralegal Assistant for Immigration

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. General Purpose Under supervision, assist paralegals, lawyers, and clients with a variety of entry-level paralegal duties. Maintain positive contact with clients and observe confidentiality. Essential Functions These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation. Assist with filings with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and U.S. Department of State (DOS). Assemble complex immigration petitions and ready them for submission (will require learning many varieties of petitions). Assemble Public Access Files. Conduct factual research and analysis. Create and maintain up-to-date electronic and hard copy records. Prepare initial draft correspondence to clients and agencies. Prepare letters transmitting USCIS and DOL notices. Take ownership of USCIS and DOL notices, and track and log case information into the appropriate docket, WIP log and/or case management software. Update and distribute notices to team. Run reports using case management software for team tracking case expiration deadlines, need for extensions, and/or other filings. Maintain positive contact with attorneys and paralegals and observe confidentiality of client matters. Provide excellent client service. Perform other duties as assigned. Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the job position, consistent with the firms attendance expectations. Specific Skills Required Attention to detail a must. Ability to establish effective working relationships with firm lawyers and staff, client personnel, and other professionals. Ability to handle multiple assignments, work well under pressure, and have flexibility to assist team in meeting client demands on accelerated schedules. Specific Skills Preferred Ability to take initiative and to exercise discretion and independent judgment. Experience with immigration procedures a plus. Knowledge of federal immigration laws a plus. Education and Experience Requires a high school diploma and a minimum of one year of related experience as a paralegal assistant or in a legal administrative support role in a relevant field; AA or BA degree preferred. Paralegal Certificate a plus. Familiarity with commonly used programs such as Outlook, Excel, and OneNote a plus.
Posted: 2022-05-04 Expires: 2022-10-27

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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Paralegal Assistant for Immigration

Perkins Coie LLP
Seattle, WA 98104

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