Immigration Paralegal - Entry Level

  • 665 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Gibney attorneys share a common vision: a dedication to providing every client unparalleled personal attention, innovative solutions and practical and economical counsel. We value the contributions made by every attorney, paralegal and employee in advancing that goal. We are proud that we have remained trusted advisers to many of our clients for decades and that many of our attorneys and staff have spent their entire careers together at Gibney.

We are a team of passionate lawyers focused on collaboration and innovation. A testament to our culture, many of our attorneys, paralegals and staff have been with the firm for decades. A modern firm with traditional values, we set high standards for client service and have established a uniform level of quality that permeates the firm. We are ahead of the curve in our ability to design strategic solutions and programs for our clients, and all aspects of our legal and business operations are crafted with this goal in mind. With over 50 attorneys in New York and San Francisco, we look for attorneys and staff that share our vision.

At Gibney, we believe in a firm culture that promotes and appreciates diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.  This philosophy not only creates a better work environment, but enhances the quality of work and results we deliver to our clients.  

Job Description

We are seeking a college graduate to serve as a paralegal within our business immigration practice group. The paralegal will primarily be involved in assisting with the preparation and submission of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions, labor certification applications, immigrant visa petitions and permanent resident applications. The paralegal will assist immigration attorneys in assessing immigration options for corporate clients, obtaining U.S. work authorization for foreign nationals, and maintaining valid visa status of clients’ foreign national populations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting attorneys in document review and all aspects of case preparation
  • Drafting petition support letters
  • Maintaining correspondence with clients and collecting evidence and visa documentation from clients
  • Conducting case audits
  • Corresponding with government officials
  • Maintaining client databases with respect to approval and validity dates of visa petitions
  • Assisting with special projects, as necessary

Qualifications

This position requires a 4-year college degree. Applicants should be detail-oriented and highly analytical with exceptional writing and communication skills.

Additional Information

We offer a competitive compensation arrangement and a collegial work environment.  Please provide a cover letter and resume when applying for this position.