assistant paralegal ii resume example with 6+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Approximately two (2) years of professional experience in a leading corporate immigration law firm. Experience in filing petitions and applications with government organizations such as the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S.Department of Labor (DOL). Nearly fluent in Spanish. Eagle Scout.
  • Nearly fluent in Spanish
  • Client confidentiality
  • Working cohesively in a legal team handling immigration matters of clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies 
  • Handling recruitment efforts across multiple cases 
  • PERM Audit Requests, PERM Supervised Recruitment Requests
  • Case prioritization 
  • Phone conference calls with clients 
  • Responding to email inquiries
  • Strategy development
Eagle Scout, multiple wood-working county awards
Assistant Paralegal II, 05/2015 - Current
Novavax Gaithersburg, MD,
  • Primary responsibilities include case management and the preparation and filing of all aspects of employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visa applications and petitions, including, but not limited to H-1B, I-140, L-1A, L-1B, TN, E-3 and primarily PERM Labor Certification
  • Drafting specialized support letters detailing eligibility for visa classification and other immigration benefits
  • Preparing and filing immigration forms with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Reviewing and determining employment-based non-immigrant visa eligibility, specializing in EB-2/EB-3 visa classification
  • Drafting and preparing case strategies for PERM Labor Cerification cases
  • Managing PERM Special Handling cases (for University professors)
  • Communicating directly with the corporate clients' human resources organization, including CEOs, Managers, global mobility professionals, human resources professionals, hiring managers
  • Coordinating with the corporate client's human resources organization to execute the PERM Labor Market Test, including online postings, internal postings, State Workforce Agency Job Orders, and newspaper advertisements
  • Preparing Prevailing Wage Determination requests, including researching and analyzing nationwide wage data
  • Preparing PERM audit files, including documentary evidence of PERM Labor Market Test and recruitment reports
  • Responding to U.S. Department of Labor Audit Requests as well as Request for Evidence (RFE) notices from USCIS
  • Training new team members and veteran team members on PERM Labor Certification processing
  • Interacting with and assisting the corporate clients' foreign national employees to gather evidence necessary for petition submission to government agencies
  • Maintaining case management system and client contact information
  • Meeting with foreign nationals and various corporate clients for case strategy discussion
Legal Intern, 04/2014 - 06/2014
Paypal Colorado, TX,
  • Assisting attorneys with researching and information gathering for a variety of subject matters, with an emphasis on Crowdfunding/Crowdsourcing 
  • Providing Spanish to English and English to Spanish translation services for attorneys on legal documents.
Legal Intern, 07/2013 - 08/2013
Donahue Fitzgerald LLP City, STATE,
  • Assisting attorneys with drafting email responses to clients 
  • Filing legal documentation 
  • Scanning/faxing documents to corporate clients.
Division of External Affairs Intern, 06/2013 - 07/2013
Port Of Oakland City, STATE,
  • Assisting Communications Department in matters related to public relations
  • Assisting with social media outreach on Facebook and Twitter
  • Scanning news regularly for updates on Port of Oakland related topics 
: Political Science , Expected in 2015
Willamette University - Salem, OR
Status - Majored in Political Science with a minor in Spanish
Traveling, Backpacking, Cooking, Eating foreign and exotic foods, Boy Scouts of America, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Cinema
- Drafting and finalizing letters of support in connection with relJessicat petitions 
- Preparing relJessicat forms in connection with respective case types
- High-volume case load management
- Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, Citrix, INSZoom
- Communication and case strategy development with clients
Additional Information
  • Traveling
  • Backpacking
  • Cooking
  • Eating foreign and exotic foods
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Cinema

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