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Paralegal - Immigration

Paralegal - Immigration

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Paralegal & Project Assistant

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The immigration paralegal will be responsible for the fundamental duties of an experienced immigration paralegal. They will also support the paralegal manager and practice group head to develop efficiencies to enhance the workflow and overall development of the practice group. This position will require overtime.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare a wide variety of business-based nonimmigrant petitions (H-1B, H-3, TN, E, J-1, L-1 and O-1);
  • Assist with corporate clients with PERM application process;
  • Assist with applying for and obtaining work visas with U.S. consular offices abroad;
  • Work closely with our clients and their employees and families to provide comprehensive immigration service through the application process, including responses to applications, Requests for Evidence, interviews and compliance;
  • Assist the paralegal manager and practice group head with the enhancement of process efficiencies, coordination of assignments and staff development within the immigration practice group;
  • Compile and maintain records of immigration forms, other documentation and records of activity on behalf of corporate clients’ employees;
  • Review immigration regulations and be able to apply them to various case scenarios;
  • Perform research using all available immigration research tools including government agencies’ websites.


Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Essential Duty and Responsibility (the “Essential Duties”) satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties.


Education and/or Experience:


  • BA/BS with strong academic credentials
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office Applications and Adobe Acrobat
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with the corporate immigration process


  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Proficient in LawLogix

Other Skills and Abilities:

In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills.
  • Strong sense of good judgment.
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team.
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job.
  • Exercises confidentiality and discretion.

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.