immigration legal assistant resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary
Legal Assistantadept at working in professional business environments. Driven to maintain ethical standards while providing top-notch assistance to attorneys and lawyers.
Fluent in Spanish
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Computer-savvy
  • INSZoom
  • AS400
  • Microsoft Suite
  • WordPerfectX7
  • JDE
  • WAWF
Work History
02/2017 to Current
Immigration Legal Assistant LAW OFFICE OF R. WAYNE McMILLAN City, STATE,
  • Prepare and organize all documentation for immigrant visas, cancellation of removal cases, I-601 waivers/briefs, political asylum cases, applications for citizenship and adjustment of status
  • Translate legal documents from Spanish to English
  • Coordinate paperwork related to papers for immigration or citizenship, including affidavits, petitions, motions and applications
  • Legal research on case law as related to immigration
  • Compile evidence to be used in immigration court cases
  • Take and transcribe notes and dictations
  • Update clients constantly of case progress
  • Prepared for trials by organizing exhibits and other key evidence
05/2015 to 02/2017
Trade Compliance Analyst/ Legal Assistant WESCO AIRCRAFT HARDWARE CORP City, STATE,
  • Assist the Trade Compliance Manager with the preparation and administration of various license applications, use of exemptions and exceptions.
  • Responsible for day-to-day coordination of commercial contracts and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Assist and provide support to the Trade Compliance Manager and Empowered Officials and interact directly with various departments and customers in regards to compliance with trade regulations.
  • Prepare and track Commerce and State Department licenses using the D-Trade and SNAP-R software tools.
  • Assist with export classification and reclassification of commodities as a result of Export Control Reform.
  • Assist with the coordination of imports and exports.Assist in the development and modification of trade-related documents and templates.
  • Handle day-to-day coordination of commercial contracts, working closely with both the Legal Department and other constituencies within the Company, including Sales, Quality, Human Resources, Accounting and Tax.
  • Contract processing and tracking for multiple attorneys, including follow-up.
  • Coordinate approvals and signatures of documents.
  • Review and processing of certification documents.
  • Maintain electronic and physical legal files.
03/2007 to 05/2015
Export/Contracts Administrator QUALITY AVIATION, INC City, STATE,
  • Responsible for implementing and ensuring Compliance Program was up to date with the constant changes with the various Export/Import Laws and Regulations.
  • Responsible for the submittal of export/import license applications, commodity jurisdiction requests and advisory opinions.
  • Audited vendors and wrote up monthly sale projections.
  • Responsible for maintaining a compliance program for the company, which included a written Compliance Manual and a company-wide training program for new and current employees.
  • Accountable for internal audits and execution of corrective actions to resolve flaws in the Compliance Program.
  • Handled government invoicing in Wide Area Workflow (WAFW) system.
  • Performed data entry into AS400 program.
  • Issued RMA\'s (Return Material Authorization) for non-conforming material.
  • Invoiced domestic and international contracts.
  • Assisted with bookkeeping/accounting functions as appropriate.
  • Reviewed incoming domestic and foreign contracts.
Expected in Current
Associate of Science: Paralegal
Pasadena City College - Pasadena, California
Expected in 2011-2013
Associate of Science: General Ed
San Bernardino City College - San Bernardino,

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School Attended

  • Pasadena City College
  • San Bernardino City College

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  • Immigration Legal Assistant
  • Trade Compliance Analyst/ Legal Assistant
  • Export/Contracts Administrator


  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science

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