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Job Details

Immigration Paralegal

Company name
Lathrop GPM LLP

Experience
2 yrs required

Location
Kansas City, MO, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Legal

Posted on
Nov 19, 2021

Profile

Paralegal - Immigration

Kansas City, MO; Overland Park, KS; St. Cloud/Minneapolis, MN

COVID 19 Notice:

Subject to applicable law, Lathrop GPM requires all employees and Partners to be fully vaccinated to enter any of our offices. 

Lathrop GPM is a full-service, Am Law 200 law firm with offices in Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Jefferson City, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Overland Park, St. Cloud, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, and a professional, challenging, yet comfortable working environment.

We have an immediate and exciting opening for an Immigration Paralegal in Kansas City/St. Louis, MO; Overland Park, KS; and/or Minneapolis, MN areas. The immigration paralegal will assist with H-1B, L-1 and other non-immigrant petitions, as well as labor certification applications, immigrant petitions, and permanent residence applications. The paralegal will also draft correspondence and organize client documentation This position offers extensive professional development and a great team culture. Candidates should have a four-year degree or paralegal certificate, strong writing and communication skills, practical critical-thinking skills, and the desire and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 

Requirements

· Perform intake of cases, troubleshooting and establishing case strategy. 

· Analyze case documents and prepare immigration petitions and applications for filing with the appropriate government agency. 

· Draft support letters detailing eligibility for visa classification and other immigration benefits. 

· Review and approve client billing under supervision of partner or attorney. 

· Prioritize and assign cases, monitor workload and production. 

· Oversee status of cases through utilization of case management and billing systems. Run reports as needed. 

· Work closely in team environment and provide updates while building knowledge of Firm and client processes. 

· Learn procedural and processing requirements for various types of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications. 

· Assist in the hiring and training of new team members. 

· Identify ways to improve team productivity and office-wide projects  

· 2+ years of experience as paralegal in a business immigration practice.

· Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, or a paralegal certificate.

· PERM experience required.

· Strong proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, Zoom, and a document management system.

Must possess the following outstanding skills and attributes:

· Great communication skills (verbal and written); 

· Collaborative team player able to work well with others;

· Outstanding case/project management;

· Self-motivated; and

· Understanding of project and process management.

We celebrate and support diversity and the benefits it brings to our workplaces, clients and communities. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. It is the employment policy and practice of Lathrop GPM to recruit and hire employees without discrimination because of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, national origin, military status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable law.

Lathrop GPM LLP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, and a professional, challenging, yet comfortable working environment. Lathrop GPM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiting agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of Lathrop GPM without prior approval from the Talent Management & Employee Relations Specialist will be considered unsolicited and the property of Lathrop GPM.

EOE/M/F/D/V NO PHONE CALLS

Company info

Lathrop GPM LLP

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