Paralegal I

Employer
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
86437748
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, an international law firm, is actively recruiting an immigration paralegal to support the firm's Immigration practice in its Washington, DC office. This position assists lawyers and practice advisors with preparation of basic legal documents, routine legal research activities, and other tasks related to the firm's Immigration practice area. Provides leadership in supporting firm, office and team initiatives and in support of management directives.RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIESPrepare and finalize petitions and applications with minimal supervision, to include: a. NIV(H-1B, L-1, E-2/3, TN, O-1, dependent applications);b. IV (EB1/2/3/NIW and family-based); andc. PERM applications.Actively participate in case intake and strategy, including research on appropriate SOC classifications and use of private wage surveys.Maintain timely communications with client contacts (employees, managers, and HR representatives) via email, phone, and video calls as necessary.Monitor relevant expiration reports and timely initiate renewal processes.Balance workload across multiple attorneys, with the guidance of practice advisors.Participate in trainings to broaden case type competencies.Maintain both internal and external case communications and documentation through use of firm file maintenance programs.Opportunities to work on pro bono matters, if desired.This is a timekeeping position, with billable hour standards and timekeeping requirements.Perform special projects as assigned.QUALIFICATIONSEducation: High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree preferred. Paralegal certificate, National Association of Legal Assistants certification or specialty certificate provided by State helpful.Experience: Case clerk, paralegal, or general legal experience preferred.Other Qualifications:Knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic technological and research skills necessary to pull requested documents from online resources and familiarity with legal technology and computer databases required. Ability to train other paralegals and work efficiently and accurately under pressure, and present a positive, professional image with colleagues, professional staff, and vendors. Ability to work overtime or travel, as needed, on short notice essential. Ability to work well under pressure, patience, diplomacy, high stress tolerance, excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to prioritize workload and adapt to changing conditions. Visual acuity needed for transcription, extensive reading and input (typing) of information into computer. Ability to receive and convey detailed information through oral communication. Essential competency processes include language ability, reasoning and memory. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must possess the abilities or aptitudes to proficiently perform each of the responsibilities and accountabilities described above, with or without reasonable accommodation.EEO/drug-free workplace/E-Verify participant/Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by the OFCCPhere.The information offered on this site does not constitute an express or implied contract, and may be modified or revoked without notice at the discretion of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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