compensation: 18.50 employment type: part-time telecommuting ok
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Equivity is looking for a part-time virtual paralegal with recent experience supporting attorneys in preparing and filing employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions and applications, the ability to meet deadlines, and a strong substantive understanding of legal requirements and supporting documentation for business immigration filings. We are looking for paralegals with at least three years of experience in immigration law, including preparing petitions, forms, cover letters, support letters, and gathering and organizing other supporting documents. If you are an expert in this area, have previously assisted attorneys remotely, and have excellent writing skills, we want to hear from you!
We are currently seeking a virtual paralegal who has recently (within the last six months) worked in an immigration law firm specializing in preparing employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions and applications and is able to prepare immigration forms for Consular Processing, NVC and USCIS, draft correspondence, compile petitions, complete labor certifications, monitor case statuses, create and update standard immigration questionnaires, promptly contact and respond to clients, and ensure timely and accurate document production. The candidate must be familiar with preparing employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions and applications, Experience with family-based petitions, adjustments of status, naturalization, applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and cancelation of removal, preparing motions; preparing I-601 and I-601A waivers; and preparing applications for citizenship are a plus, but not the key skillset we are seeking.
In addition to these requirements, we are looking for a paralegal that is detail-oriented, proactive, extremely organized, and possesses strong case management skills. The ideal candidate will be very technologically adept and have excellent Word and Adobe skills. The candidate should have experience working with cloud-based practice management and immigration software. Experience in other areas of legal practice, including litigation, family law, bankruptcy, or estate planning, would be a plus.
Please ensure that your resume or cover letter lists the types of visas/petitions/applications you have worked on, the corresponding forms you are familiar with, and the degree to which you were involved in the immigration matters.
More about our company:
Equivity provides virtual assistance to clients across the United States, with specialties in administrative, marketing, and paralegal support services. Equivity works closely with our clients to provide them with virtual paralegals who are experienced in their field and have successfully worked in a remote or virtual environment. Our law firm clients range from solo practitioners to multi-partner firms, and run across all specialty areas of law including litigation, immigration, securities, family law, bankruptcy, real estate, and much more.
Our virtual paralegals work with a high degree of autonomy and are responsible for developing relationships with our clients. Because we provide extremely attentive service to our clients, you must be available to respond to client communications during business hours within one hour by email, phone, and text and be available to work on projects during the business day. All of this work is done remotely, meaning that you can work from home.
The selected candidate would be hired as a part-time employee of Equivity, not an independent contractor. We are looking for somebody who has at least 15 hours per week of availability, and the starting pay is $18.50 per hour. We are a growing business and are looking for a virtual paralegal who is excited to partner with us and is interested in a long-term role with our company.
• Bachelor’s degree
• 3+ years of recent experience working as a paralegal preparing employment-based immigration petitions
• Excellent writing skills
• Experience with case management
• Experience with family-based petitions, deportation or asylum is a plus, but it is not the skillset we are looking for in this position;
• Experience with e-Immigration, Cerenade, INS Zoom, Prima Facie, or other immigration software is a plus
• Experience using practice management software, preferably Clio, PC Law, or Serengeti
• Availability to respond to requests within an hour during the hours of 9 AM - 6 PM Eastern or Pacific Time
• Your own laptop and smart phone with broadband access to Internet
• Quiet location in which to take phone calls
• Bilingual in Spanish (written and verbal communication) would be a definite plus
• Experience using law firm bookkeeping software for invoicing and timekeeping is a plus
Qualities we are looking for:
• Attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work independently with limited oversight
• Technologically savvy
Please include in your cover letter and/or resume the forms you have completed, the types of visas you have applied for, and the degree to which you were involved in each of these transactions.
Equivity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Equivity is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Equivity are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national original, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Equivity will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
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