Paralegal

Fragomen - Chicago, IL

Full-time
The Chicago office seeks an experienced Business Immigration Paralegal to join our practice.

A Fragomen career gives you the opportunity to work with a smart, motivated and diverse peer group. Our exclusive focus on immigration means you will practice in an exciting, ever-changing and challenging environment with people who are passionate about immigration. Working in a collegial, team-oriented environment, Fragomen paralegals learn from the industry's leading experts. Our firm commitment to quality and best practices is supported by technological innovation that benefits our clients and staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Perform intake of cases, troubleshooting and establishing case strategy.
Analyze case documents and prepare immigration applications for filing with the appropriate government agency.
Drafting petitions, applications and specialized support letters detailing eligibility for visa classification and other immigration benefits.
Communicate regularly with clients and foreign nationals regarding procedural and case processing issues, assisting with the review of cases.
Review and approve client billing under supervision of partner or attorney.
Prioritize and assign cases, monitor workload and production.
Oversee status of cases through utilization of case management and billing systems. Run reports as needed.
Work closely in team environment and provide updates while building knowledge of Firm and client processes.
Learn procedural and processing requirements for various types of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications.
Assist in the hiring and training of new team members.
Identify ways to improve team productivity and office-wide projects
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

2+ years of experience as a business immigration paralegal
Possesses strong knowledge of procedural requirements for various types of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas and client processes.
Experience drafting RFEs and PERM Audit responses, and drafting and filing large volumes of immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, including Outstanding Researcher and PERM.
ABOUT US

Fragomen is the leading firm dedicated exclusively to immigration services worldwide. Our more than 50 offices and over 3,750 employees are strategically located in key commercial centers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. This expansive reach allows us to provide services in more than 170 countries.