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ILW.COM cordially invites immigration professionals: attorneys, paralegals, law students and others to join the ILW.COM LinkedIn group. The ILW.COM LinkedIn Group is a place for you to enhance your network with others in the field, to discuss issues of mutual interest, and to keep on the top of the latest developments in immigration law.










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Focus: Electronic I-9s Systems, Form I-9 Software - The Devil's in the Details

The second session of the ILW.com Seminar Series, "I-9/E-Verify For Experts" will be taking place this Thursday, February 20th. The Discussion Leader will be Dawn Lurie and other speakers for this series include Kevin Lashus, William Mateja, Julie Myers Wood, and John Torres. The curriculum is as follows:


  • I-9 software vs. traditional paper system: to buy or not to buy?

  • Regulations, smegulations...

  • Hybrid systems: the best of both worlds?

  • Best practices to make the most of an electronic verification system

  • E-Verify- Integration

  • Auditing in the system-simple or a nightmare?

  • The future of Electronic Verification Systems



For additional information, including detailed curriculum, speaker biographies, and to register, please see:

Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201402.shtm

Fax Form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201402.pdf


Miss the first session? Don't worry - we will send you a recording of it.


Don't delay, the registration deadline for this session is February 18th at 11:59pm.









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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals

Washington, DC - Immigration group with Polsinelli is seeking paralegals. Duties include assisting in Form I-9 audits, working in database, preparing immigration forms, drafting correspondence, conducting research, maintaining files, maintaining case management system, and communicating with clients. BS or BA degree and Paralegal Certificate required. Immigration compliance a plus, but will train. Ideal candidate will possess attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and meet assigned deadlines. Salary commensurate to experience. Please send resumes to Heather Haynes at hhaynes@polsinelli.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

Los Angeles, CA - Immigration law firm in Studio City is seeking a full time, bilingual (Spanish) associate attorney. The law firm handles a variety of immigration cases, including (but not limited to) Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, provisional waivers, U-Visas, VAWAs, DACAs, SIJS cases, TPS, cases before Immigration Court, the BIA, and the Ninth Circuit. The law firm handles PERM labor certifications and employment based petitions and also works on nonimmigrant business visas such as L Visas, E Visas, etc. Responsibilities include: working with the paralegal team to supervise and facilitate the preparation of immigration packets to be sent to USCIS; preparing evidence and briefs to be sent to the Immigration Court, BIA, and Ninth Circuit; conducting legal research; appearing in Immigration Court on behalf of clients; representing clients in adjustment of status and naturalization interviews; giving consultations and providing potential clients with an assessment of any possible immigration relief available to them. Ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills: experience with types of cases outlined above; experience with the Immigration Court, BIA, and Ninth Circuit; fluency in Spanish and the ability to provide information to clients in Spanish in a way that allows clients to easily understand whether they qualify for any immigration relief; and excellent customer service skills. All resumes and submissions will be treated with strict confidence. Please send resumes to
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals

Multiple Locations - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for two immigration paralegals. One opening is in the
Chattanooga Office, the second opening is in the Chattanooga, Atlanta or
Nashville office. Candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a
paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program. Spanish
fluency preferred, but not required. Some responsibilities include:
assisting attorney with determining case strategy; managing large volume of
clients and tracking status of filings and documentation needed; gathering
relevant documentation from clients; reviewing extensive case documentation
received; assisting attorney with legal research; assembling and organizing
filings with the government; drafting legal correspondence to the government
and clients for attorney review; preparing appropriate forms for government
agencies, maintaining fully paperless file copies. Ideal candidate will have strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills, including the willingness and ability to work directly with foreign nationals to gather information and documentation. All applicants should
have an aptitude for detail; the ability to work efficiently, and to work under pressure with or without direct supervision. Each candidate must be
able to handle multiple projects at the same time and have excellent
facility with computer systems and the ability to learn and efficiently use
new systems. Candidates must be flexible, have regular attendance and be
willing to work overtime if necessary. Resumes will only be accepted for position posted.
Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity
employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment
and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race,
color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic
information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity
and marital status. To apply, go to www.bakerdonelson.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys

New York and New Jersey - Immigration Law Firm is seeking additional Business Immigration Lawyers to add to its staff. Immigration attorney will handle a full range of immigrant and nonimmigrant employment based matters. Lawyer will manage paralegal staff and also him/herself prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, P-3, P-1 J-1, E-1/2, B-1/2, etc. Immigration lawyer will also research and draft RFE and Audit responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to CIS/DOL. Consular processing experience a plus. Immigration lawyer will maintain case files in Tracker. 1+ years of experience in business immigration law required. Law students with business immigration experience are welcome to apply. Multi-tasking a must. EOE. Please send resume and salary requirements and letter of interest in confidence to info@visaserve.com or by snail-mail to NPZ Law Group, ATTN: Human Resources Department.



Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking a Business Immigration Attorney. Position will handle full range of immigrant and nonimmigrant employment based matters. Attorney 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, B-1/2, etc. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS/DOL; in addition, attorney will update and maintain case files via LawLogix. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience and will manage own caseload. Please send resumes to administrator@ppid.com and use "ILW.com Classified Response" as the subject line.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Los Angeles, CA - Polsinelli, LLP is seeking a candidate to immediately fill a Paralegal position in their Immigration group in Los Angeles (Century City). Responsibilities include drafting government form, writing letters, conducting research, maintaining files and case management, preparing and maintaining reports, and communicating with clients. Ideal candidate will have attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to meet assigned deadlines. Requirements include a Paralegal Certificate and BS or BA degree; immigration experience a plus. Please send resumes to hhaynes@polsinelli.com.



Certified Translation Services

Are you looking for certified translations for immigration purposes? American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS), a corporate member of the American Translators Association, provides certified translations in over 100 languages. Since we primarily cater to law firms and universities, AETS' linguists, all of whom either have Master's degrees or more than five years of translation experience, are experts in the field of immigration-related translations. Why entrust anyone else with such important documents? Contact AETS today for a FREE quote. For a copy of our Application for Translation Service, please click here, call (786)276-8190,email translations@aetsinternational.com, or fax the documents to (786)524-0448 or (786)524-3300. Please note that AETS also provides Educational, Work Experience, and Position Evaluations. For more information, please visit the website here or our Foreign Credential Evaluation application here. Application.2013.pdf. You may also call us at (786)276-8190. New customers to AETS will receive a 25% on their first Educational Evaluation request, or on their first one-page translation request - just mention Promotion Code: AETS.ILW.25 to avail of this discount.








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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event

San Diego, February 20, 7:00pm - All interested parties are invited to join the International Rescue Committee at The Great Hall. Come learn about the large refugee community in San Diego County and how the International Rescue Committee is working to help them assimilate into American life through practical assistance. Speakers will share their unique stories of their involvement with the IRC and how you can personally get involved. For additional information, please see: http://ccis.ucsd.edu/2014/02/feb-20-...-resettlement/









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