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Focus: The EB-5 Summit - $500-Off Deadline
The EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on September 12, 2014 in Chicago. The Discussion Leader will be Robert Loughran and other speakers include Charles Foster, Matt Gordon, Cheryl Lane, John Meyer, Michael Petrucelli, Reid Thomas, Greg White, and others to be announced. This Summit is sponsored by E3 Investment Group, NES Financial and Seyfarth Shaw LLP. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Where does EB-5 fit in the Capital Stack
  • How does one find investors
  • Lawfully Advising on Choosing A Project
  • Developing the I-924 Application
  • I-526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
  • I-829 Applications and Documenting Job Creation
  • Funds Administration
  • The Non-Regional Center Concept
  • Security Issues in EB-5
  • Roundtable with all speakers on all EB-5 Matters

For additional information, including speaker biographies, agenda, and to register, please see: Registration and Info; Fax form; and Sponsorship Form:. Don't delay, the $500-Off Registration Deadline is August 19th.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking an Immigration Paralegal to serve as legal assistant to a Partner of the firm. Position entails handling extensive client contact by phone, in-person, and by mail/e-mail, scheduling and calendar management for paralegals, associate attorneys, and partners, correspondence with CIS and US Consulates, translation for clients and of documents from Spanish to English, and reviewing applications. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience. Fluency in Spanish a must. Please send resumes to administrator@ppid.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking a Business Immigration Attorney. Position requires preparing, filing, and monitoring status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1/EB1, E, J-1, B-1/2, etc. Position will also require researching and drafting complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS/DOL; must also be able to update and maintain case files via LawLogix. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience in Business Immigration Law and possess the ability to work independently and with others and must posses excellent writing skills. Please send resumes to administrator@ppid.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Francisco, CA - Berry Appleman & Leiden, a premier global corporate immigration firm, is seeking 2 Associates with 2-5 years of experience in Corporate Immigration to head up new teams in our San Francisco office. OVERVIEW: Reporting to a Partner or Senior Associate, Associate Attorneys are responsible for managing Immigration Assistants and Paralegals in the filing of assigned immigration case work. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (Under the supervision of Partner or Sr. Associate): Represent clients in all aspects of business immigration law; Maintain a high-level of communication with all clients; Oversee and manage a team of legal assistants in case preparation work; Assign and prioritize case work and projects as needed; Train Immigration Assistants and Paralegals; Establish and maintain case work quality and consistency throughout the office; Liaise with other attorneys in the firm and share all information regarding case preparation; Maintain accuracy in high volume, rapid turnover caseload; Participate in other office projects as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Skills and Abilities: Must have excellent English writing and oral communication skills. Secondary language skills a plus; Excellent organization and computer skills required. Experience: 2-5 years' experience as a business immigration attorney required. Minimum Education Level: J.D. degree and must have passed a state bar examination. Please email recruitment@balglobal.com with your CV/resume, and a cover letter. Thank you!

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Raleigh, NC - Ogletree Deakins is one of the nation's largest labor and employment law firms. Its immigration practice group employs over 46 immigration attorneys and over 85 paraprofessionals. Our Raleigh office has an opportunity for an experienced immigration paralegal to join the firm's expanding practice. We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm. Duties will include preparation and filing of petitions, H-1B visa applications and labor certification applications. Our outstanding paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with multiple employees. Requirements: Extensive employment based immigration paralegal experience, preferably in large law firm environment, as well as strong proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, INS Zoom, and a document management system. Successful candidates will possess strong writing skills, have excellent attention to detail, be able to multi-task and work independently toward team goals. Outstanding case management and organizational skills are required. Contact: To apply for this position, please email your resume to Vanessa Russell at vanessa.russell@ogletreedeakins.com with "RALEIGH IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL" in the subject line.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Santa Clara, CA - Fragomen is the largest firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Our Santa Clara, CA office is seeking highly motivated Business Immigration Paralegals to join their team. Please submit your resume to: http://bit.ly/1kox0zF.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - Busy Chicago-based law firm seeks a full-time Associate Attorney to join our team. This individual will be primarily responsible for overseeing the preparation of various employment-based petitions, including petitions under the H-1B, L-1, PERM, and EB-5 categories. This position requires a J.D., a state bar license, and at least 2 years of post-law school experience with immigrant and nonimmigrant casework. Qualified candidates must have a commitment to working hard as well as excellent writing, communication, organizational, and case management skills. Candidates who can communicate in Chinese are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send their resume and cover letter to RECRUIT.WLC@GMAIL.COM.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Washington, D.C., August 20, 2014 - USCIS will hold a FOIA requester stakeholder meeting. USCIS officials, including Acting Deputy Chief of FOIA Roger Andoh, will share information about USCIS's FOIA program and address topics of interest to USCIS requesters. OGIS Director Miriam Nisbet also will speak. Participation in person or by phone. Registration deadline: August 14. For more details see here.


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