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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Newark - International law firm seeks candidate with 2+ yrs of broad nonimmigrant business immigration experience. This position calls for significant PERM experience and excellent writing skills. BA degree. We offer competitive compensation and benefits. Please send resume to ahoughton@proskauer.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (www.fragomen.com) is looking for an experienced Paralegal for its Washington DC. office. This is a career position with a great deal of client contact and requiring a wide range of skills in a fast-paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidates will have 2 - 5 years experience with all aspects of business immigration. The Paralegal will manage caseloads with a large degree of independence; communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues; update and maintain client status reports; prepare bills; and serve as a team resource. Competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate. Please send cover letter, resume, college transcript, and writing sample, in Word or Adobe formats only, to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources Manager, at rmccafferty@fragomen.com, or fax to (202) 371-2898. No phone calls please. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (www.fragomen.com) is looking for an experienced Senior Paralegal for its Washington DC. office. This is a career position with a great deal of client contact and requiring a wide range of skills in a fast -paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidates will have 5+ years experience with all aspects of business immigration. The Senior Paralegal will manage caseloads with a large degree of independence; communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues; update and maintain client status reports; prepare bills; and serve as a senior team resource. Competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate. Please send cover letter, resume, college transcript and writing sample, in Word or Adobe formats only, to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources Manager, at rmccafferty@fragomen.com, or fax to (202) 371-2898. No phone calls please. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Texas - The Ortiz Law Firm is looking for an experienced, Spanish-speaking paralegal to handle immigration cases for its Irving office. The firm handles family-based petitions, employment-based petitions, citizenship cases, U visas, VAWAS, etc. At least 2 years of experience as an immigration paralegal/legal assistant. Fluent in Spanish. Excellent customer service. Interested please send resume and a cover letter to tortiz@ortizfirm.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York City - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, the firm is seeking a Sr. Immigration Paralegal for their New York City, NY office. Fragomen offers a competitive compensation & benefit package. The Sr. Immigration Paralegal will perform challenging, substantive legal work and will work with a smart, motivated and diverse peer group. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 6+ years working experience as a Corporate Immigration Paralegal. The candidate will possess a strong knowledge of visa procedural requirements; have experience drafting RFEs'; PERM Audit responses and filing immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, including Outstanding Researcher and PERM applications. Please submit your resume here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Iselin, NJ - Nair Law Group, APC is seeking Immigration Attorney with a minimum of 3-4 years of experience for our Iselin, NJ office. Must have experience in H-1s, L-1s, TNs, O-1's and Employment-based green cards, including Perm, EB-1, I-140 Multinational Mgr. Must have excellent writing skills, able to manage client relationships and strong case management experience. Must be detail oriented, organized, reliable and dedicated. Great opportunity for professional growth and experience. Must be licensed in any state in the US. Send Resume, Writing Sample, Cover Letter and Salary Requirements to nnair@nairlaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston - Seyfarth Shaw has an immediate opening for a Senior Paralegal in our Immigration department. This position will participate in all aspects of the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. Required Skills & Abilities: Must be able to successfully multi-task, in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Must be able to work independently, when necessary, in addition to being a team player. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing, and verbally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources). Must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Must be able to manage one's own time and the time of others. Qualifications: Must possess a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please apply online to our job posting at www.seyfarth.com/careers.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NYC - Midtown immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of exp. w/full range of business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. 4 day work week with potential for 5 days. Email resume and cover letter to mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles (Century City) - Polsinelli LLP seeks a candidate to immediately fill a Paralegal position in their Immigration group. Responsibilities include managing multiple clients and tracking status of filings and documents needed for filings; working directly with foreign nationals to gather information and documentation; conducting research; assembling and organizing petitions for filing; drafting legal correspondence for attorney review; preparing appropriate forms; and maintaining online case management system and electronic files. Candidate must have: strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to manage extensive client communication while simultaneously preparing and filing multiple cases in a fast-paced environment; excellent follow through skills and responsiveness; the ability to work efficiently and under time constraints to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects at the same time; excellent facility with computer systems and the ability to learn and efficiently use new systems. Requirements: Paralegal Certificate and BS or BA degree required. Immigration experience a plus. Apply here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. immigration attorney to provide corporate immigration solutions to a diverse business clientele. This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, and career advancement. Responsibilities include managing the provision of legal services for NIV and IV matters including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1/2, J-1, O-1, B-1/2, PERM, immigrant petitions, consular processing as well as advising on compliance and related matters. Must demonstrate a solid understanding of U.S. corporate immigration law, compliance issues and audits, be able to effectively manage law clerks and other client service team members and undertake business development. Require JD and admission to any U.S. state bar and at least 3 years of post-call U.S. corporate immigration experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. corporate immigration paralegal to join the firm. This paralegal will be an integral member of a team of corporate immigration lawyers and paralegals who specialize in all aspects of Canadian, USA and global corporate immigration. Responsibilities: prepare petitions /applications for various for NIV and IV immigration cases, including: temporary work visas (H-1B, E-1/2, TN, O-1, L, J); I-140 (EB-1,EB-2, incl. national interest waiver); I-485,incl. consular processing; fiance/fiancee petitions; applications for employment authorization document; travel document; replacement I-94; I-90; I-751; naturalization; change/extension of status, including B2; PERM; Motion to Reopen/Reconsider (I-130); Appeal (I-140); Prepare response to requests for evidence; research law, procedure and keep track of immigration law updates; manage various administrative duties including: maintain case management database, direct client contact-- phone calls, emails, and postal correspondence; contact USCIS and U.S. consulate/embassies, scheduling visa appointment interviews; assist in client intakes, prepare client mailings and submissions to various immigration offices. Skills: The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; impeccable attention to detail; ability to perform multiple tasks in an upbeat and sophisticated legal environment that serves the interests of some of the World's largest corporations; and 3+ years of corporate US immigration law experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Visa Law Group PLLC is a boutique firm specializing in business & investment immigration. We have a staff of 10, including 4 attorneys and other support staff. We are a busy office located in Washington, DC, with a casual and friendly work environment. We are looking for a seasoned business-based immigration attorney to manage a large case load, but also to take leadership role to expand the firm s practice. Candidate will have min 5 years of experience in business immigration. Will prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-1/2, EB-1, 2 & 3, etc. and maintain case files via INSZoom. There is a lot of room for growth, profit-share and potential ownership interest. Will consider merger with solo or small firm. Bringing your own book of business is a plus. Perfect opportunity for senior associate looking to go to next level. Send your cover letter and resume to Farah@VisaLawGroup.com. Please no calls.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Multiple Locations - US business immigration specialists at Egan, LLP are seeking an Associate Lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for their diverse clients. The US Business Immigration Attorneys at Egan LLP, a law firm allied with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), help our clients address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Responsibilities include demonstrating a solid understanding of U.S. business immigration law and effectively applying this knowledge to client situations, preparing and submitting non-immigrant, immigrant, and PERM applications in a high volume environment, facilitating the legal movement of employees across borders for business travel, and managing law clerks and other client service team members. Ideal candidate will have a JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, 3+ years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings, and excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Please send your resume to alexa.bostock@ca.ey.com. Ernst & Young is committed to diversity and equality.

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