Immigration Legal Assistant Resume Samples

An Immigration Legal Assistant undertakes two complementary roles. The job description and duties commonly found on the Immigration Legal Assistant Resume are – assisting attorneys and providing both general paralegal duties, and special services; reporting to the immigration program manager, collaborating with the Regional paralegal manager and immigration attorneys; managing the caseload from intake through processing and filing, processing and filing nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, keeping clients apprised of the case progress, and responding to immigration inquiries; and maintaining hard copies and entering data into the immigration case management systems.

To ensure success in this field, the following skills are required – experience working under the supervision of a licensed attorney, knowledge of immigration applications, the ability to provide excellent caseload support, wide knowledge of visa, primary residency, and secondary benefit applications; and proficiency with legal terminologies and immigration databases. A bachelor’s degree in law-related coursework, with paralegal certification, is often seen on eligible resumes.

Immigration Legal Assistant Resume example

Immigration Legal Assistant Resume

Summary : Highly motivated individual looking for an administrative office position where exceptional skills and bilingual abilities can be fully utilized to facilitate interaction with customers and/or clients. Ready to start immediately.

Skills : Power Point, Form Builder, Adobe, Time Matter, Time Slips, Outlook, Efiling, Westlaw, LexisNexus.

Description :

    1. Drafted and submitted I-129 Non-Immigrant Worker (H1B Employment Based Petitions) as well as Family Based Petitions, Naturalization Citizenship, RFE, Amendments and Appeals to USCIS.
    2. Drafted Response Letters/Cover Letters/Table of Contacts and Flow Charts to accompany each petition.
    3. Reviewed all documentation received from the Client.
    4. Set up initial Client Intake with the Immigration Attorney as well as meeting with established Clients.
    5. Worked with Clients to gather all required documentation in order to draft and submit petitions to the USCIS.
    6. Set up Client files (hard copy & electronic).
    7. Submited LCAs for extension, amended and new petitions.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Associate Degree In Paralegal Studies


Immigration Legal Assistant Resume

Summary : Over 10 years of experience, although I have experience in several other areas. Common threads in my employment history include multitasking, prioritizing work, providing and increasing excellent customer service and satisfaction, training, analyzing business processes and workflow in order to gain cost savings, eliminating redundancy and other forms of waste, and increasing efficiency.

Skills : Microsoft Office Suite, Legal Assistant.

Description :

    1. Undered the supervision of the Program Manager and Senior Legal Representative, provide clients information on immigration benefits before USCIS, work with clients to gather documents, and assist clients to complete applications.
    2. Responded to inquiries from clients regarding case status and submit inquiries on case status to USCIS and Department of State (DOS).
    3. Processed correspondence from USCIS and DOS, including notifying clients, assisting clients to prepare responses to notices or evidence requests as appropriate, and following up with relevant parties.
    4. Represented the IRC with clients, community members, and partners by receiving and returning phone calls and emails, scheduling appointments, supporting events (including group processing events), and conducting outreach for legal services.
    5. Maintained strict client confidentiality and observe all other ethical practices/obligations as outlined in IRCs Immigration Program Policies Manual.
    6. Pursued Department of Justice accreditation by successfully completing all vital training.
    7. Assisted with management intern and volunteer support as needed.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                10+ Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Senior
                Education
                Education
                BA


                Immigration Legal Assistant Resume

                Headline : To gain a Immigration Legal Assistant position in an organization to explore my varied experience and management skills of more than a decade in general law, Employment, immigration and refugee law. Also, to contribute my expertise knowledge in refugee and asylee for the betterment of the organization and self development.

                Skills : Fluent in English and Spanish, Supervising Skills.

                Description :

                  1. Interviewed and conducted mandatory research for clients, who wish to get the immigration passes Research and drafted legal memoranda Scanning and reviewing of the documents related to the clients applications, on before the organization.
                  2. Researched on the new policy making for curbing the fraudulent practices related to immigration.
                  3. Adviced attorneys of the organization on client cases whom seek offshore opportunities.
                  4. Implemented the rules and regulations in the organization to meet the new updated immigration policies Research labor policies issues to present to the lawyers.
                  5. Prepared refugees and asylum seekers for interviews with USCIS officials.
                  6. Assisted attorneys in all aspects of transactional and litigation practice.
                  7. Organized and coordinated legal files, and filed motions at immigration Courts.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                5-7 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Executive
                Education
                Education
                Master's In Law

                Immigration Legal Assistant Resume

                Summary : Responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to-date physical and electronic files and detailed case notes, enter required data in a timely manner, meet all case reporting requirements within established timelines and standards, and assist in the completion of statistical, narrative, and financial reports.

                Skills : MS Office, Legal Skills.

                Description :

                  1. Discussed with him the inefficiencies, redundancies, data collections issues, and unnecessary steps based on my experience with prior law firms.
                  2. Took my advice to make the changes, which I wrote up and disseminated to the department.
                  3. Prepared employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions; immediate relative petitions; adjustment of status and related applications; and consular processing.
                  4. Performed immigration-related research and maintained heavy client contact.
                  5. Managed most cases with minimal supervision.
                  6. Met with the Senior Associate and Partner to discuss any potential pitfalls and proposed solutions that were both creative and within the bounds of the law.
                  7. Entered new clients, matters (new cases), billing, payments into LexisNexis Time Matters software.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                10+ Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Senior
                Education
                Education
                BA

                Immigration Legal Assistant Resume

                Headline : Responsible for Reviewing job descriptions prepared by the client and reporting to a supervisory attorney for any potential issues related to the eligibilities under PERM and I-140 process, and also Placing recruitment efforts for employers, drafting and e- filing Prevailing Wage Determinations as well as ETA 9089 through DOL iCert Portal System Handling H-1B petitions.

                Skills : Interpersonal Skills, Obtaining Skills.

                Description :

                  1. Provided assistance in a full-service leading immigration law firm practicing and focus on the following areas of immigration law: Student Visas (F-1) and Visitors Visa (B1/B2); Immigrant Petition, and Adjustment of Status; Family-Based Immigration inclusive of I-130 Immigration Petition, Adjustment of Status and Waivers (I-601 & I- 601A); and Citizenship & Naturalization.
                  2. Met with the Attorney to get familiar with case issues and planned case strategies.
                  3. Investigated, compiled, and digested facts of the case by Locating, obtaining, and preserving client documentation.
                  4. Reviewed and organized client documentation.
                  5. Analyzed and summarized data.
                  6. Interrupted from Arabic to English vice versa Prepare appropriate forms regarding client's matters before the Departments of Homeland Security.
                  7. Drafted correspondence to clients, courts, attorneys, etc.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                5-7 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Executive
                Education
                Education
                MBA

                Immigration Legal Assistant Resume

                Summary : To pursue a part-time/full-time Immigration Legal Assistant position as an Immigration Legal Assistant in which my excellent legal and clerical skills will contribute to greater office efficiency and productivity.

                Skills : Training Skills, Legal Assistant.

                Description :

                  1. Managed and supported a case load of over 900 family-based immigration clients.
                  2. Prepared petitions and applications for USCIS and Immigration Court, such as I-589, 42B, 130, I-765, I-90, I-864, DS-260, I601A.
                  3. Advocated and communicated extensively with clients regarding requests for information, case status, and immigration procedures.
                  4. Contacted clients directly via phone or e-mail and act as a liaison between the clients and attorneys.
                  5. Trained other legal assistants on preparation of petitions and applications.
                  6. Drafted supporting letters, response to RFE's and general correspondence to USCIS.
                  7. Oversaw case management including maintaining attorneys' calendar, monitoring deadlines, and updating cases using Basecamp, an online database.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                7-10 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Management
                Education
                Education
                High School Diploma

                Immigration Legal Assistant Resume

                Headline : Immigration Legal Assistant with proven skills in negotiating and closing deals. Fully competent in completing timely and accurate paperwork, substantial knowledge regarding legal aspects of real estate. Expert in obtaining and analyzing market data critical to assigned communities.

                Skills : Planning Skills, Documentation Skills.

                Description :

                  1. Worked on Affirmative Immigration Cases Filed with the United States Citizen and Immigration Services.
                  2. Performed Case Management.
                  3. Prepared Adjustment of Status Cases, Deferred Action: Childhood Arrivals, K-1 Fiance & K-2 Family, and 601-A Waivers.
                  4. Composed and Assisted Clients with their Affidavits and Declarations.
                  5. Conducted Client Intake and Conducted Eligibility Tests.
                  6. Translated Documents from Spanish to English.
                  7. Kept Clients Up To Date with the Status of their Case.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                5-7 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Executive
                Education
                Education
                Bachelor Of Arts In Sociology

                Immigration Legal Assistant Resume

                Summary : An experienced Immigration Legal Assistant seeking work in the same capacity to deliver relevant expertise gained through case documentation, and processing.

                Skills : Managing SKills, Drafting Skills.

                Description :

                  1. Drafted correspondence to client, witnesses, insurance companies, and others.
                  2. Prepared nonparty discovery request such as authorizations and release of records and bills.
                  3. Maintained and prioritize daily tasks and projects including; call logs, appointments, expense reports, and general errands.
                  4. Drafted N-400 Citizen Applications, I-90 Green Card Renewal, and I-821 Deferred Action applications.
                  5. Served as the company's bilingual Spanish/English interpreter.
                  6. Coordinated with multiple departments regarding responsive documents and document retention.
                  7. Coordinated efforts for successful settlement outcomes.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                7-10 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Management
                Education
                Education
                MS

                Immigration Legal Assistant Resume

                Objective : Seeking a challenging opportunity that utilizes exceptional verbal and written communication skills via face-to-face and phone interactions. Ability to perform satisfactory service to each individual that I work with, being, a client, a customer, or coworker.

                Skills : MS Office, Translating Skills.

                Description :

                  1. In charged of processing family-based immigration cases under minimum supervision.
                  2. Assisted attorneys with other non-family-based immigration cases with more specific instructions and supervision.
                  3. Translated various kinds of legal documents from or to Korean or English.
                  4. Maintained files and file cabinets organized.
                  5. Managed attorney's calendar and incoming phone calls.
                  6. Opened and closed cases per established procedure.
                  7. Coordinated client intake information and screened potential clients before making appointments.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                2-5 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Executive
                Education
                Education
                B.A. In Political Science

                Immigration Legal Assistant Resume

                Summary : Immigration Legal Assistant with 7+ years of experience in Maintaining and monitoring immigration services/immigration court rules, procedures, and filing fees to ensure proper document preparation and filings File legal documents with the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), including e-filing appearances with EOIR and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

                Skills : MS Office, Supervising Skills.

                Description :

                  1. Conducted initial client interviews to obtain relevant case information.
                  2. Determined case issues and assisted in planning case strategy.
                  3. Arranged for an outside interpreter if necessary.
                  4. Located, obtained, and preserved client documentation.
                  5. Coordinated with clients to assemble documentation, complete questionnaires and forms, and review case status.
                  6. Reviewed files on a regular basis, consulted with attorney and prepared regular status reports to clients.
                  7. Handled a high volume of inbound and outbound phone calls for customer service Maintained attorney's schedule.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                10+ Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Senior
                Education
                Education
                Bachelor's In Business