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    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Chicago, IL, Sidley Austin LLP. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Prepare a wide variety of business-based nonimmigrant petitions (H-1B, H-3, TN, E, J-1, L-1 and O-1). Assist with corporate clients with PERM application process. Assist with applying for and obtaining work visas with U.S. consular offices abroad. Work closely with our clients' and their employees and families to provide comprehensive immigration service through the application process, including responses to applications, Requests for Evidence, interviews and compliance. Compile and maintain records of immigration forms, other documentation and records of activity on behalf of corporate clients' employees. Review immigration regulations and be able to apply them to various case scenarios. Perform research using all available immigration research tools including government agencies' websites. Education and/or Experience: Required: BA/BS with strong academic credentials; Proficient at Microsoft Office Applications and Adobe Acrobat; Writing sample must be submitted with resume; Minimum of 4 years of experience with the corporate immigration process. Preferred : Paralegal Certificate; Proficient in LawLogix. Other Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and written communication skills; Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills; Strong sense of good judgment; Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills; A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job. To apply: staffcareers@sidley.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY - Growing boutique law firm in Harlem seeks an Immigration Paralegal. Our firm specializes in O-1/EB-1A immigration petitions as well as H-1B, L-1A/B, and Adjustment of Status. The paralegal position will include a mix of legal tasks and administrative tasks, so the candidate may be an admitted attorney, paralegal, recent law graduate, or administrative worker. Applicants should be personable self-starters with excellent writing and organizational skills. Legal experience is helpful, particularly experience with the non-immigrant visas listed above or other immigration work. Some flexibility in hours and compensation for the right candidate. This is a fast-paced, growing practice developing a supportive, capable, and high-energy team. Please send CV to benlunsford@ameslaw.com.

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    Seattle, WA - Work from home! Zemp Law Group is a leading immigration law firm, based in Seattle, WA and in Calgary, AB that strives to deliver the best and most efficient immigration solutions for clients. Zemp Law Group has attorneys licensed both in the United States and in Canada. Responsibilities: Review and prepare non-immigrant and immigration petitions and applications. These include work permits, PERM applications and other US applications. Required Skills: Must have an understanding of employment-based immigration processes; Detail-oriented; Efficient; Reliable; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Maintains a positive attitude; Ability to prioritize tasks; Handle multi-tasking simultaneously; Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook; Experience with Time Matters and PCLaw. Qualifications: 8 years of work experience in immigration matters. Compensation: Salary is commensurable to work experience. Retired individuals who can work part-time at home would be an excellent candidate. To apply, submit your resume along with a cover letter including your salary requirements to: info@zemplaw.com. Please indicate "US Immigration Paralegal" in the subject field.

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    Pasadena, CA - Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza, PLC seeks an Immigration Attorney with 5+ years of business immigration experience for our Pasadena office. Ideal candidate should have exceptional writing ability, case management skills and ability to supervise support staff. RMZD has been practicing immigration law exclusively for more than 35 years and has 60 plus employees in 5 offices. RMZD is one of the leading immigration law firms in the United States. This is an excellent career opportunity for a qualified candidate who is licensed to practice law in California. RMZD offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package which includes a medical, dental and vision plan, 17 days vacation (PTO) in the 1st year, 401(k), CLE expenses, commissions, all in a collegial environment. All applications are confidential. Please submit your resume with cover letter and salary history to immigration@rreeves.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    San Ramon, CA - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. For over 60 years, Fragomen has served the immigration needs of clients ranging from individuals to the world's leading multinational corporations. We have 44 offices in 18 countries worldwide, supported by more than 2,100 immigration professionals and staff. These resources allow us to provide strategic and effective immigration solutions in over 170 countries around the globe. 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. Responsibilities include: Serving as the immigration specialist/resource to client population on-site for all immigration matters. Scheduling and leading meetings with client(s) to provide overview of upcoming visa processes (NIV and IV/PR) and answers questions, as needed. Following up with client to obtain outstanding documentation. Facilitating completion of immigration submissions by obtaining signatures, missing information, etc. from client. Ensuring that client is compliant with posting and maintaining required documentation. Previous experience preferred and BA or BS degree required. Interested candidates may apply here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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