Senior Business Immigration Paralegal

| Chicago, IL, USA | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 70,000-84,000 Annually
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Envoy Global is a proven innovator in the global immigration space. Our mission combines our industry-leading tech platform with holistic service to streamline, simplify and expedite the immigration process for employers and individuals.

As a strong affiliate of Envoy Global, Inc. CIP PC is a highly reputable law firm with a dedicated, remote work force based around the United States. Due to continued traction with our corporate clients, we are seeking another Senior Paralegal (with a focus on business immigration) to join our team on a permanent, full time basis. 

Please Note: This specific role calls for a Senior Paralegal with sound experience processing L visas in particular (amongst other business visas - IV and NIV). 

The purpose of our Senior Paralegal is to independently analyze information and documents and prepare/compile immigration petitions and applications for attorney review. The Senior Paralegal will also handle client/foreign national communications regarding case processing and status for key accounts/clients.

As our preferred candidate, your key responsibilities will include: 

  • Ensure effective document intake: i.e., review documents for validity and sufficiently analyze immigration status based on documents provided during document.
  • Ensure accountability for the heavy drafting of case documents, statutory forms, and templated letters of support, as per strict deadlines for L visas, plus a range of NIVs and PERM applications (end to end) including petitions for key accounts/clients.
  • Flag any potential/foreseeable case-related issues with Attorney and/or Senior Case Manager, in a timely manner.
  • Review visa petitions by less experienced Paralegal staff (as required).
  • Utilize online immigration case tracking system to monitor case status and activities on a daily basis.
  • Swiftly draft responses to requests for evidence.
  • Coordinate with Client Support Specialists the printing, scanning, and posting of cases, and service requests.
  • Respond to client communication requests – either via client contact, or directly with the foreign national.
  • Prioritize daily workload based on fluctuating client deadlines, whilst maintaining an appropriate sense of urgency.
  • Flag any ideas for process improvement to appropriate attorney/Case Manager.
  • Contribute to positive team morale, especially within a remote work environment.

To APPLY for this role and be under consideration, you must possess the following: 

  • 3-4 full years of experience working as an Immigration Paralegal drafting employment-based petitions - with confidence working on L visas. 
  • Completed bachelor’s degree – highly desirable.
  • A genuine interest in US immigration, with a desire to treat clients & foreign nationals with respect and an empathetic approach.
  • Experience also drafting green cards (I-140 and AOS), and end-to-end PERM applications preferred.
  • Confidence with independent handling all types of L1 Visas (L1-A, L1-B, Blankets, and Dependents).
  • Experience working with a high volume of active and inactive cases at any one time.
  • Excellent written + verbal English communication skills, including spelling and grammar.
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure consistent accuracy of work.
  • Experience communicating directly with (HR staff) and/or foreign nationals regarding case requirements, including work on key accounts/clients.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and prioritize caseload.
  • Strong computer literacy with the ability to adapt to state-of-the-art Envoy case processing software to monitor and record all visa petitions.
  • Ability to follow due process, templates, and to adapt to evolving innovation within the Firm, and Industry.
  • Minimum Intermediate level proficiency with MS Suite (Teams, Outlook, Word).
  • A friendly, courteous and respectful demeanor with the ability to work as a member of a team. 

CIP P.C. is a highly reputable business immigration law firm that focuses on offering its clients exceptional legal service and support, whilst ensuring a work-life balance for its employees. 

We look forward to receiving your application. Excellent employee benefits apply. 

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SALARY MIN: $70K to MAX $84K 

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•Convenient Chicago Loop location – 2 blocks from Metra trains and the CTA
•Extremely competitive benefits plan including BCBS medical coverage, including employee dental and vision coverage, and a company-matched 401k plan that vests immediately
•Annual accrual of 18 days of paid time off (PTO), 2 personal days, and 10 paid holidays per year
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Generous PTO
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Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
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