Entry-Level Immigration Paralegal

Employer
Greenberg Traurig
Location
Mclean, VA
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, is currently seeking a college graduate paralegal for the Immigration Practice group of our McLean, VA office. The position is temporary with the possibility of future employment. When applying, please submit your CV/resume and a writing sample. Position Summary The Paralegal will assist with preparation and filing of non-immigrant and immigrant visa cases. Duties & Responsibilities Our Paralegals perform challenging, substantive legal work, such as: Learning to analyze case documents and prepare immigration applications for filing with the appropriate government agency. Learning procedural and processing requirements for various types of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications. Drafting petitions, applications and specialized support letters detailing eligibility for visa classification and other immigration benefits. Filing documents with government agencies and internally. Maintaining case management system and client contact information. Interfacing with corporate representatives and foreign nationals. Working closely in a team environment. Skills & Competencies Applicants should have: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent computer/technology skills. Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to demonstrate attention to detail. Ability to achieve a high level of productivity. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with competing demands. Ability to meet assigned deadlines. Qualifications & Prior Experience Position requirements include: a Bachelor's Degree and strong academic credentials. No prior paralegal experience required. We will train. Employment or academic background in legal studies or a related field is helpful. Second language proficiency is a plus but not required. Proficiency with Windows-based software and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required. If you would like to work in a fast paced, heavy volume, deadline driven environment alongside a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of Immigration Law, then we want to hear from you! We have all the resources of a large, international law firm while preserving our firm's collegial and collaborative culture. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. At Greenberg Traurig, we are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It has been, and continues to be our goal, to foster a well-balanced workforce that contains a significant presence of minorities and women.