Global Immigration Associates, P.C. is a medium-sized independent law firm based in Chicago, Illinois focusing on employment-based visas for companies, their foreign national employees and candidates, and their families. We believe that immigrants are a critical piece of the nation’s future, and we are proud to play a key role in helping our clients and their employees find paths to success in the US. We work exclusively with the customers of Envoy Global (www.envoyglobal.com) using its best-in-breed technology platform.
This role will be required to interact with co-workers at all levels of our firm, as well as with corporate clients, foreign nationals, and colleagues. At GIA, our attorneys and paralegal staff enjoy a fun, fast paced, and high-volume work environment where they can get exposure to a wide array of employment-based visa types and their work makes a difference in people’s lives.
As a GIA Immigration Attorney, You Will:
Counsel and prepare immigrant and non-immigrant visas for major domestic and multinational corporations and their employees using a web-based client/FN portal
Review and proofread complex evidence and case documents
Track, monitor, and log all evidence and documents for client cases
Create, compile, and prepare all documentation for filing
Draft and edit client Letters of Support for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and Department of Labor (DOL)
Proactively research new legislation and legal changes in immigration law
Prioritize multiple responsibilities and manage case deadlines for multiple clients
Visa types we work on include H-1B, L-1A/B, TN, EB-1/2/3, H-1B1, dependent and derivative cases, advance parole and work authorizations, AOS, and all phases of the employment-based Green Card process
JD and current valid license in any US state
2+ years of experience with all phases of major employment-based visa types
Passion for immigration law and a desire to work with employers on employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant petitions
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; English grammar must be first-rate
A highly organized and detail-oriented ability to effectively multi-task in a fast-paced, high-volume law firm setting
Ability to work on daily tasks independently, proactively, and with minimal supervision
Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Adobe, and other business software applications
Ability to travel as needed (up to 25%) to client sites across the US
The ability to sit or stand for extended periods at a computer workstation, use a computer and monitor, and lift up to 25 lbs.
So, What About Benefits?
Extremely competitive salary and benefits plan including robust medical coverage, and FREE employee dental & vision coverage
18 days of Paid Time Off + 2 Personal Days during first year of employment in addition to 10 paid holidays per year
401 K plan with firm match and immediate vesting
Pre-tax benefits for qualifying transportation
Company sponsored lunches, happy hours, and events throughout the year
Healthy snacks & unlimited LaCroix & coffee
Convenient downtown Chicago Office Location
Opportunity to work for an organization that changes lives every day!
Global Immigration Associates, P.C., is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels the most qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other protected classification.
Global Immigration Associates, P.C. is an independent law firm based in Chicago, Illinois. At Global Immigration Associates, all we do is immigration law. It’s our passion and our profession. Immigrants make America stronger, more prosperous, and more diverse, and we are enormously proud to play a part in helping people and their employers realize the ambition to work and live in the U.S. We work exclusively with the customers of Envoy Global (www.envoyglobal.com), using its best-in-breed technology platform.