Paralegal
Immigration Lawyers USA
Remote
Posted ago
Immigration Lawyers USA

We are a small but fast-paced immigration firm in Miami seeking an Immigration Legal Assistant or Paralegal to support our growing legal team. The ideal Paralegal or Legal Assistant will use their work experience to assist attorneys through case document organization, client communication, form preparation, schedule management, and case package preparation in the areas of employment-based immigration, family-based immigration, and removal defense. Ideally, we are looking for someone who is bilingual in Spanish and English with 3-5 years (or more) of experience in immigration law. If you’re looking to fill an invaluable position at an exciting firm and love helping others, apply today!

Responsibilities

  • Perform legal research, as needed, with help from attorneys and paralegals
  • Handle office correspondence and administrative tasks such as responding to emails and phone calls, communicating with opposing attorney offices, taking dictation, and letting the team know about upcoming deadlines
  • Pick up mail, scan documents and make copies
  • Follow up with clients concerning evidence and payments for case
  • Draft cover letters, client letters, case notes, legal briefs and waivers (from a template), and immigration forms
  • Answer and return client and potential client phone calls and emails
  • Meet with clients to review case documents and forms
  • Schedule client meetings and court hearings
  • Oversee and mentor junior staff
  • Monitor attorney calendar to ensure all deadlines met
  • Undertake other duties as needed to ensure the firm operates efficiently

Qualifications
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Must have great time-management skills, and organizational skills

  • Experience with legal software, litigation case management, and docketing programs
  • At least 2 years of prior experience as a legal secretary or paralegal in an immigration law firm or law firm environment
  • Candidates should have strong organizational skills and communication skills
  • Associate’s degree or some college is preferred; high school diploma or equivalent is necessary
  • Fluent in written and spoken Spanish and English. Portuguese, Creole, and other language abilities beneficial
  • Ability to work full time (40 hours per week)
  • Reliable transportation to work location in Miami, zip code 33138
  • Pass background check
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with immigration software, OneDrive, and Quickbooks a plus
  • A professional attitude, motivation to learn and help others, friendly personality, ability to get along with others, and drive to achieve high-quality work
  • Ability to multi-task and work quickly in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with quick turnaround times
  • Customer service experience preferred

Compensation
$41,600 - $52,000
About Immigration Lawyers USA

Immigration Lawyers USA is a law firm of experienced attorneys in Miami focused exclusively on immigration law and helping you and your family achieve the American Dream. We are honest and respectful to clients and work hard to protect and promote our clients in all areas of immigration. We practice diverse areas of immigration law, including family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, and deportation defense. See our five-star reviews on avvo.com, yelp.com, facebook.com, and Google business. Visit us at www.immigrationlawyersusa.com

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