Highly motivated and hardworking [Job S] with more than [Number] years in the industry, specializing in [Type of law] and [Type of law].
Specialty in [Type of law]
Specialty in [Type of law]
Proficient in MS Office
Strong work ethic
Strong legal background
Strong legal background
Criminal law knowledge
Senior Immigration Paralegal08/2013
to Current Greenberg Traurig LLP – McLean,
Provide legal support to the Business Immigration Practice Group in a fast paced, high volume, deadline driven environment.
Prepare nonimmigrant H-1B, L, PERM, I-140 and I-485 petitions for filing, including change of status, extensions of stay, and consular processing cases.
Research prevailing wage for H-1B and PERM filings.
Prepare labor condition applications and prevailing wage requests.
Prepare H-1B withdrawal requests and approval packages.
Assist clients in obtaining J-1 waivers.
Draft correspondence, letters of support, and responses to Requests for Evidence.
Perform legal research and assist with outbound/global immigration matters.
Assist attorneys with legal document review and perform legal research for special projects.
Work with foreign nationals to collect information and gather supporting documents.
Work with vendors to obtain alternative wage surveys, translations, and educational evaluations.
Senior Immigration Paralegal01/2009
to 08/2013 Benach Ragland LLP
Supported a team of four partners with family-based petitions, employment-based petitions, asylum, self-petitions, U visa applications, consular processing, Section 13 adjustments, appeals to the AAO, and naturalization applications.
Prepared initial pleadings and motions to be filed with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. District Court, and U.S. Court of Appeals.
Assisted with preparing and e-filing case initiation documents and briefs using CM/ECF.
Assisted attorneys and clients in preparing for trial.
Met with clients to gather information and serve as Spanish interpreter.
Maintained database to track expiring visas and immigration documents and renew prior to expiration.
Worked with various vendors in order to secure expert witnesses, certified translations, and document authentication.
Consulted with attorneys to resolve problems, output quality, and work deadlines.
Developed and maintain client relations to ensure repea.
to 01/2009 Marshall Thomas Burnett – Tampa,
Worked in a high-volume, fast-paced environment with time sensitive deadlines.
Assisted partners on specific cases and projects as needed.
Advised on and helped plan for effective discovery, case and document management.
Monitored costs, productivity, quality and performance of litigation support efforts as well as vendor projects.
Maintained vendor relationships by managing their performance to ensure a high quality service.
Engaged and consulted with experts and provided reports of experts' findings to managing partners.
Maintained active communication with clients to manage expectations and ensure satisfaction.
Attended neutral evaluations and site visits to serve as Spanish interpreter.
Met with clients to assist in preparing them for depositions and trial.
Managed the immigration function for a global leader providing engineering and technical services to the global power generation sector with a network of 16,000 employees and offices in over 30 countries.
Coordinated the mobilizations of small and large groups to/from the United States, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Managed a team of three Immigration Specialists.
Researched the foreign entry and work permit requirements for international assignments.
Responsible for the procurement of visas and work permits for short term, long term and emergency assignments in over 75 countries.
Coordinated with outside counsel and third party vendors regarding immigration issues.
Provided technical training on immigration related policies and procedures including inbound US immigration options, I-9 process, and strategic solutions.
Immigration Paralegal/Office Manager08/2001
to 10/2006 Neil F. Lewis, PA – Tampa,
Processed employment-based visa petitions to secure work authorization for foreign national employees including E-2, H-1B, TN, L-1, and P-1.
Prepared change of status and non-immigrant visa petitions for dependent family members.
Worked with petitioner to collect company-related information needed for visa petitions.
Obtained credential evaluations based on education and work-related experience.
Assisted foreign nationals with consular processing abroad.
Scheduled and attended appointments at USCIS with clients to check on case status and to provide translation services.
Tracked visas subject to expiration and renewed as required.
Assisted clients in withdrawing visa petitions for terminated employees.
Assisted foreign nationals in obtaining passports from foreign countries.
Developed and maintained relationships with several government agencies including USCIS, ICE, US State Department, US Department of Labor, and Florida Department of Highway and Motor Vehicles.
Developed and maintained client relat.
Bachelor of Arts: Criminal Justice2011Saint Leo University-
Emphasis in [Subject
Graduated [Honor Name]
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts2008Hillsborough Community College-