Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP is seeking an experienced Immigration Paralegal to independently manage a caseload of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant visas under the supervision of the Partner. The paralegal will be responsible for full-lifecycle case preparation, including soliciting and reviewing information and documentation required for the visa petitions; developing case strategy in conversation with the attorney; drafting the required forms and support letters; assembling petitions for filing with government agencies; and preparing responses to requests for evidence, as needed. This client-facing role involves extensive communication with clients, primarily by e-mail, including foreign nationals and human resources/hiring managers.
Prepare and review nonimmigrant visa petitions and applications, including H-1B, L-1 (both blanket and USCIS filings of L-1A and L-1B), O-1, E-2, E-3, R-1, and TN visas.
Prepare PERM applications, including developing job descriptions and minimum requirements, submitting prevailing wage requests, orchestrating recruitment, and preparing and submitting ETA-9089 applications.
Prepare immigrant petitions, including EB-1 (extraordinary ability and multinational manager/executive) and EB-2/EB-3 petitions and applications for adjustment of status.
Prepare other applications, including family-based I-130s and applications for adjustment of status and naturalization applications, as needed.
Assist clients and dependents with nonimmigrant and immigrant consular processing.
Responsible for Tracker data input and maintaining notifications for expiration and eligibility dates.
5 – 7+ years of experience as an Immigration Paralegal, handling all types of business immigration matters in a variety of industries
Experience with PERM processing
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work within a fast-paced environment.
Detail-oriented, efficient, and reliable
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Maintains a “can do” attitude and a positive team player mentality
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and immigration case management software
This position is currently a partially remote position during the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an option to work in the office under the guidance of state-mandated capacity requirements and social distancing protocols. While remote work may work during the pandemic, this position is not remote and will return to the office every day once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
Internal Number: TK178
About Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP
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