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Immigration Paralegal

We are currently recruiting for an Immigration Paralegal to join our team in New York!

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Permanent - Full Time


New York

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Scope of Responsibility

This position will work within our Immigration practice where our team helps successful multinational private and public companies, entrepreneurs and start-ups, and individuals and families around the world.  This role is responsible for assisting attorneys with servicing and communicating with their clients, with a particular focus on the review, preparation, filing, and monitoring of immigration matters and related support with the administration of immigration processes for both individuals and businesses.  Contacts are frequently made with others inside and outside the firm include attorneys, professional staff, clients, government agencies, and other professionals.

Primary Functions

  • Effective communication and seamless legal support for attorneys and their clients.
  • Produce accurate, high quality, and efficient work in a fast paced environment using the firm's software packages and document management systems.
  • Evaluate cases, relay concerns, and proactively escalate to attorneys.
  • Assist lawyers in the preparation of documents, forms, and letters utilizing web-based software and adapting resources when required to deviate from templates.
  • Communicate and follow-up with attorneys, clients, and government agencies to ensure delivery and receipt of materials, and to monitor timelines and case status.
  • Schedule and calendar meetings and prepare and distribute relevant materials.
  • Conduct research to obtain information such as, but not limited to, industry or company information, wage data, or processing procedures and timelines.
  • Administrative duties, including file organization, scanning, e-filing, billing, engagement letter preparation, and file maintenance.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Education 

  • A minimum of 2 years' experience as an immigration paralegal, preferably in a law firm.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management skills, and tight deadlines.
  • Focused team player.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 
  • Experience with document management systems is a plus.
  • Must possess the ability to take direction, work independently, multitask, and achieve what may be extremely short deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience and set between $85,000 - $105,000.

About Withersworldwide International's Law Firm of the Year 2021

For 125 years, our firm has focused on and helped successful people, families, entrepreneurs, family businesses, governments and institutions negotiate the wide range of legal issues they face in their business and personal lives. Over time, we have gained valuable insights into the ways wealth can be generated, preserved, deployed and enhanced. We assist our clients in a variety of industry sectors including real estate, manufacturing, motorsport, luxury brands, sport, hotels and hospitality, technology, energy, art and cultural assets, life sciences, charities and philanthropy and financial services. With 18 offices our experience means we can see the global picture. We provide legal advice across a range of different practice areas including estate planning, personal and corporate tax and, corporate, banking and finance, access to capital (both private and public) both equity and debt, real estate, intellectual property, immigration, international trust structuring, philanthropy, luxury assets, international probate, public international law and international arbitration.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement 

Withers Bergman LLP is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  Equal employment opportunity has been and will continue to be a fundamental principle at the firm. Employment at the firm is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  The firm prohibits and will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of these classifications or characteristics.

If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website to apply for a position, please contact the firm at 203 789 1320 or email with your request.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


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