Immigration Paralegal II
Company: Berry Appleman & Leiden
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Overview:Who we are: BAL is a team of brilliant people who
change lives through elite immigration work and collaborative
innovation. We pursue the exceptional in all that we do, but never
at the expense of our values. There's no denying our work is
demanding, both in volume and pace, but we're up for the challenge.
We love the balance of hard work and fun - so, you'll see us in
jeans as we shatter glass ceilings and conventional stereotypes.
BAL employees feel valued, rewarded, and respected. We seek
opportunities to be of service to others and our communities. We
are committed to your growth and development, and want to set you
up for success here at BAL and beyond.
Who you are: You are looking for work that has purpose. You aren't
afraid to roll up your sleeves and get stuff done. You learn
quickly. You move fast. You embrace challenge and detail as well as
creative thinking. You believe you have something unique to
contribute and you aren't afraid to raise your hand. You understand
that powering human achievement is ultimately about impacting a
real person. You are looking for a place to grow and an environment
where everyone has a spot and is genuinely welcome.
We're better together: A bright, driven person like you and an
industry-leading powerhouse like BAL? It's a perfect combination!
We truly want to see you succeed here and become an integral part
of our mission to provide an experience that makes a positive
difference in people's lives. Come be a part of something special,
where you can have an impact and be valued just for being you!
The Paralegal II assists the Senior Paralegals and Attorneys with
the management of corporate immigration cases and client
interactions. This person may independently handle cases and will
begin to teach and mentor others. This includes a variety of duties
related to legal document preparation and management, research and
case management which requires knowledge of the legal system,
terminology and procedures in addition to clerical and
- Under direction of Senior Paralegal/Attorney, takes lead in
email/phone client communications.
- Provides guidance to assignees regarding proprietary systems
and case processing.
- Increased understanding of client communication procedures and
- Inputs client services rendered and sends to Accounting for
- Complete competence of case types previously handled and
continually strives to advance and broaden knowledge base;
demonstrates increasing levels of independence in case
- Processes more advanced and varied corporate immigration
- Evaluates cases, relays concerns, and proactively escalates to
the appropriate BAL team members(s).
- Prepares forms, letters, documents and correspondence for
attorney review; adapts tools and resources for casework which
deviates from templates; increases knowledge of BAL best
- Manages status of all filed applications and petitions and
finalizes documents after attorney review.
- Utilizes document and data management systems to prepare,
monitor, and record all aspects of client casework as per BAL
- Prepares internal caseload reports for management.
- Shares process flow with assignees; Identifies problematic
cases and discusses strategies and/or solutions with Attorney.
- Performs research to obtain information such as background on a
company or industry, current wages, processing procedures, standard
processing times, etc.
- Initiates contact with government agencies to obtain necessary
information; alerts Senior Paralegal and/or attorney regarding
potential process delays/problems.Qualifications:Skills and
- Comfortable and ability to thrive in an extremely high volume
- Demonstrates sound judgement.
- Ability to execute and work well with minimal supervision.
- Strong attention to detail and ability to catch errors and
correct work and the work of others.
- Superior client service skills.
- Effectively able to prioritize cases, caseload and other
assigned tasks (i.e. projects, company management responsibilities,
- Ability to meet deadline and goals.
- MS Office, Scan/Copy; learn, apply and effectively navigate
daily use of propriety software.
- 3-5 years of high-volume U.S. corporate immigration
Minimum Education Level:
- Bachelor's Degree; 1-year law-related experience under licensed
attorney; or, PL certificate from ABA approved program.
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