Progressively responsible professional experience in business and family immigration case management, business operations, contract management, and employee relations.
08/2014 to Current
ParalegalJOSEPH H. ROSEN IMMIGRATION LAW GROUP – Roswell, Georgia
Immigration law firm specializing in family, employment, and business immigration.
Gather client information and documents to prepare cases for submission.
Research statutes, case law, and decisions, and other sources relevant to client's facts.
Prepare legal documents, immigration petitions and application forms, Requests for Evidence unsupervised.
Proficient in INS Zoom, Law Logix, ILS Software, and Time Matters.
Proficient in USCIS AOS forms, N-400, N-600, I-539, I-129, and Consular Processing documents Westlaw and Lexis Nexis certified.
08/2013 to 08/2014
Legal InternCATHOLIC CHARITIES OF ATLANTA – Atlanta, Georgia
The Immigration Services of this nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing help to refugees,.
asylees, and victims of crime with processes to obtain immigration benefits.
Selected as one of four participants in the Immigration Clinic at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School.
Assist the program director and other staff and volunteer attorneys with various types of immigration processes including but not limited to Refugee Adjustment of Status, DACA, U Visas, and VAWA.
11/2010 to 05/2014
Business Operations ManagerIUS TECHNOLOGIES – Cumming, Georgia
The first U.S. subsidiary of an international conglomerate that aims to deliver Smart Grid compatible automation devices in support of modernizing the U.S. electric grid.
Manage key personnel relocation from the overseas parent company to the U.S. branch office including L-1 and H-1B visa processing, transportation, and housing.
Establish and implement departmental policies and documentation procedures such as Human Resources Manuals, Trip Reports, and Travel Reimbursement Logs, conferring with board members, organization officials, and staff members as necessary.
Implement Human Resources procedures, payroll system, and employee benefits program including worker's compensation, health insurance, life insurance, and retirement plan contributions.
Operations Provide leadership and guidance to the organization by providing administrative, management, and financial functions to assist senior management with the development of long term and short term goals with evaluation protocols of the progress.
Direct and manage contract formation and execution with outside vendors and independent contractors.
Project management of property procurement/acquisition, due diligence, and renovation.
Monitor and coordinate with contractors on performance and delivery of negotiated terms.
Maintain company assets including purchased items and inventory.
Represent the company as the liaison to business partners, customers, and vendors.
Accounting Preparation and analysis of annual budgets, monthly financial statements, payroll reports, and annual audit materials.
Oversee accounting and financial system for management of company capital assets including reconciling billing vouchers and disbursements, bank accounts, credit accounts, and vendor accounts.
Review financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement to determine areas in need of cost reduction and program improvement, and to resolve and report discrepancies.
Analyze the organization's financial and budget activities to coordinate funding of operations, maximization of investments, and enhancement of efficiency.
Generate and review purchase orders, invoices, and disbursement reports.
01/2006 to 01/2010
Sr. Legal AssistantYOUN LAW GROUP – Duluth, GA
A boutique immigration law firm that specialized in family, employment and business immigration.
Experienced in business and family based immigration cases from start to finish including PERM and LCA with the DOL and USCIS forms for various applications and petitions.
Gather and analyze research data such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents.
Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
Experienced case manager in preparation of legal correspondence for immigrant and non- immigrant visas.
Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and immigration petitions for immigrant and non-immigrant visa categories.
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science & International RelationsThe Ohio State University -
Political Science & International Relations
Recipient of [Scholarship Name] Scholarship
J.D.: Atlanta's John Marshall Law School - Atlanta, GA
Recipient of [Scholarship Name] Scholarship
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science & International Studies The Ohio State University - Political Science & International Studies
AWARDS & HONORS
Lexis Nexis Legal Research Certification Westlaw Next Certified CALI Award Recipient for
Business Organizations CALI Award Recipient for Immigration Clinic Dean John E. Ryan
Scholarship National Buckeye Award National Buckeye Plus Scholarship Office of Minority Affairs Excellence Scholarship National Forensics League Triple Ruby Distinction