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Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP Immigration Paralegal in New York, New York

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
Performs a variety of tasks exclusively under the direct supervision of the Attorney, Case Manager, Senior Case Manager and Regional Paralegal Manager; seeks to understand each project and its related elements as fully as possible; communicates to supervisors fully and in a timely manner status of task completion and new developments, applies the basic skills of legal research, writing and analysis.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world's leading international law firms with over 4000 lawyers and staff in 31 offices is seeking an Immigration Paralegal reporting to the Immigration Program Manager, the position will be responsible for providing paralegal support to the attorneys in the Immigration Group.

Description:
Work directly with attorneys and Regional Paralegal Manager to manage caseload from intake through processing and filing.
Prepare and file nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications for permanent residency and secondary benefits for foreign nationals.
Organize and prepare petition packets for review and filing.
Communicate with employees and human resources professionals to gather needed information and documents required for the preparation of petitions and applications.
Ensure that clients are kept apprised of the progress of their cases.
Enter and maintain data in immigration case management system.
Maintain hard copy files and documents as required to support all immigration activity on behalf of clients.
Assist in responding to immigration inquiries in a timely manner.
Enter time into Carpe Diem and adhere to submission deadlines.
Apply basic understanding of legal and ethical principles that guide paralegal conduct, including, but not limited to: the unauthorized practice of law; confidentiality and attorney-client privilege; conflicts of interest.

Requirements:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Paralegal certificate obtained through a paralegal studies program approved by the ABA or from an accredited college or university, preferred. Positions in California require one of the following per California legislation (AB 1761):
A certificate of completion from a paralegal program approved by the ABA.
One full year of law related work experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney who has been a member of the State Bar of California for at least the three preceding years and who has signed a written declaration that the candidate is qualified to perform paralegal task.
A certificate of completion from a paralegal program at, or a degree from, a postsecondary institution that requires the successful completion of a minimum of 24 semester, or equivalent, units in law-related courses.
Immigration experience including both immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions is required.
Solid written and verbal communication including client service skills.
Attention to detail and organizations skills.
A self-starter and ability to work within a team is a must.
Software skills including MS-Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel), WorkSite, Adobe Reader, Legal MacPac
LawLogix and other Immigration database tools; CarpeDiem

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following knowledge skills and abilities:

Technical skills
Written communication skills
Verbal communication skills
Client service skills
Interpersonal skills
Self-starter
Teamwork
Planning/organizational skills
Attention to detail
Research skills
Ability to adapt to change and balance competing demands
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, brief correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present routine information in one-on-one or small group situations.
Basic arithmetic skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide all units of measure)
Ability to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions and deal with problems in routine situations.

COMPUTER SKILLS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a basic knowledge of the following software:

Document Management: MS-Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel), WorkSite, Adobe Reader, Legal MacPac

Practice Group: LawLogix and other Immigration database tools

Research Software: Department of Labor and US Citizenship and Immigration Services websites, Code of Federal Regulations, Kurzban

Accounting Software: CarpeDiem

Communications: Outlook, Office Communicator, Internet

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Paralegal certificate obtained through a paralegal studies program approved by the ABA or from an accredited college or university, preferred. Positions in California require one of the following per California legislation (AB 1761):

A certificate of completion from a paralegal program approved by the ABA.
One full year of law related work experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney who has been a member of the State Bar of California for at least the three preceding years and who has signed a written declaration that the candidate is qualified to perform paralegal task.
A certificate of completion from a paralegal program at, or a degree from, a postsecondary institution that requires the successful completion of a minimum of 24 semester, or equivalent, units in law-related courses.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk and occasionally required reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by your hire date to be eligible for starting in the role. Proof of vaccination will be required.Morgan Lewis will evaluate requests for reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

California Applicants: Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act, the following link contains the Firm's California Consumer Privacy Act Privacy Notice for Candidates which explains the categories of personal information that we collect and the purposes for which we use such personal information.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is also an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Morgan Lewis and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please call or email the following contacts:
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Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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