Berry Appleman & Leiden

  • Immigration Paralegal II

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/2/2019 4:22 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    A Paralegal II is responsible for working with attorneys in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of various immigration and nationality law matters. Additionally, a Paralegal should have a comprehensive knowledge of the immigration process, mastery of multiple case types, and increasing company client interaction.



    • Under direction of Senior Paralegal/Attorney, takes lead in email/phone client communications
    • Provides guidance to assignees regarding proprietary systems and case processing
    • Increased understanding of client communication procedures and requirements
    • Inputs client services rendered and sends to Accounting for processing
    • Complete competence of case types previously handled and continually strives to advance and broaden knowledge base; demonstrates increasing levels of independence in case handling
    • Processes more advanced and varied corporate immigration cases
    • Evaluates cases, relays concerns, and proactively escalates to the appropriate BAL team members(s)
    • Prepares forms, letters, documents and correspondence for attorney review; adapts tools and resources for casework which deviates from templates; increases knowledge of BAL best practices
    • Manages status of all filed applications and petitions and finalizes documents after attorney review
    • Utilizes document and data management systems to prepare, monitor, and record all aspects of client casework as per BAL policy
    • Prepares internal caseload reports for management
    • Shares process flow with assignees; Identifies problematic cases and discusses strategies and/or solutions with Attorney
    • Performs research to obtain information such as background on a company or industry, current wages, processing procedures, standard processing times, etc.
    • Initiates contact with government agencies to obtain necessary information; alerts Senior Paralegal and/or attorney regarding potential process delays/problems


    Skills and Abilities:
    • Comfortable and ability to thrive in an extremely high volume environment
    • Demonstrates sound judgement
    • Ability to execute and work well with minimal supervision
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to catch errors and correct work and the work of others
    • Superior client service skills
    • Effectively able to prioritize cases, caseload and other assigned tasks (i.e. projects, company management responsibilities, etc.)
    • Ability to meet deadline and goals
    • MS Office, Scan/Copy; learn, apply and effectively navigate daily use of propriety software


    • Miminum 2 years of high-volume U.S. corporate immigration experience.


    Minimum Education Level:
    • Bachelor’s Degree; 1-year law-related experience under licensed attorney; or, PL certificate from ABA approved program


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