Herischi & Associates LLC
Herischi & Associates LLC is focused on human rights legal matters, including immigration, employment, and international litigation. Herischi Law is a full-service immigration law practice representing the immigrant community for over ten years. We provide a full spectrum of immigration legal services including representation in family and employment-based petitions, removal defense, asylum, waivers, U visas, naturalization and appeals. The diversity of our clients’ backgrounds and legal issues creates an exciting, stimulating and satisfying practice. Our office provides a friendly environment with an opportunity for growth and advancement.
We are seeking an experienced immigration paralegal, with the following responsibilities and qualifications: answering client phone calls, entering information into data base, ordering supplies, meeting with clients, preparing family based immigration petitions, asylum applications, and documentation, including country conditions research, waivers, U petitions, naturalization applications, and documentation for removal proceedings and otherwise assisting attorneys in all aspects of the practice.
-Providing legal administrative support to attorneys including case data analysis and input, legal filings, document filings, mailing, scanning, copying, and other related tasks;
-Conducting legal intakes, interviews, follow-ups, and responses; summarizing intake substance, and presenting recommendations for future action or referral;
-Preparing retainers, FOIAs, and immigration applications for clients, under attorney supervision;
-Assisting on assigned litigation efforts, including preparing pleadings, motions, and briefs before federal, state, and immigration courts;
-Performing legal research using computerized data base, online resources, and legal materials and drafting memoranda regarding the legal research;
-Communicating with clients and their families regarding upcoming hearings, biometric appointments, and office meetings;
-Maintaining the organization of the case management system; and
-Maintaining calendar system for deadlines and timely filing of extensions, pleadings, petitions, and applications.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
-At least two years of experience in a law firm or legal nonprofit in field of immigration law;
-Experienced and knowledgeable with USCIS, NVC, and Immigration Court’s procedures;
-At least one to two years of experience working with clients, customers, etc.;
-Strong time management skills with a demonstrated ability for meeting deadlines;
-Demonstrated problem-solving skills with outstanding attention to detail;
-Comfort working productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment;
-High degree of self-motivation and creativity;
-A strong commitment to civil rights and human rights; and
-Computer proficiency including knowledge of legal CRMs such as Clio and Docketwise, Microsoft Office products.
Second language skills, such as Farsi, Urdu proficiency, or Spanish
Paralegal training or certification
Please send (1) a cover letter discussing your interest in the position and describing your specific knowledge of immigration cases you have handled before, and (2) your resume.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $24.00 - $40.00 per hour
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Work Location: One location
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Bethesda Immigration Attorneys
International Human Rights Advocacy in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
When your basic rights have been violated or you require assistance in enforcing and protecting those rights, you need a legal team you can depend on. At Herischi & Associates, we are committed to helping our clients achieve their unique objectives at the local, national, and international level. We strive to provide a personalized and sophisticated level of service when representing clients in matters involving immigration law, civil litigation, international litigation, and Iran Sanctions. Our Bethesda immigration lawyers are ready to fight for you and will do everything possible to deliver a favorable outcome in your case.