This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking an experienced paralegal to join the firm’s Immigration Practice Group in Portland. Ideal candidates must be highly detail-orientated, exercise sound judgment and possess strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills while prioritizing and managing multiple assignments.
At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.
Your contribution includes
Drafting appropriate forms and letters for visa applications and petitions, applications for permanent residence, appearances before the USCIS, labor certification applications, and other immigrant and non-immigrant related filings
Gathering appropriate evidence to support the proper filing
Maintaining computer databases for case management of immigration filings
Assembling application and petition packages and files with USCIS or other appropriate agency
Monitoring immigration related publications and web sites for news and trends and communicates findings to the practice group keeping important items in electronic files
Conducting research via internet and hard copy sources of information, keeping important items in electronic files
Preparing letters and e-Blasts to inform clients of relevant events in immigration law
Maintaining a library of immigration publications and text books
Providing general assistance to department attorney
Accurately and completely recording billable time spent and tasks performed in accordance with firm policy and client-imposed billing protocols; enter and release time promptly in compliance with the firm’s announced deadlines
Join us if you have
3+ years’ experience supporting immigration attorneys as a paralegal, required
College degree or completion of a paralegal program, strongly preferred
Knowledge of the basic business non-immigrant visas (H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, E-1, E-2, TN, B-1) as well as the basic employment based immigrant visa process (ETA9089, I-140, I-485)
Knowledge of the following is also desired: O1, EB-1, EB-5 visa process, the DOL online application systems (PERM and iCert) and Consular processing and DS-160 forms
Ability to read and write English; fluency in Chinese highly desired
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft business applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is essential
Familiarity with Immigration INSZoom or other immigration tracking software is a plus
Highly developed skills in time and task management with the ability to manage multiple priorities and respond to urgent requests with minimal supervision
Detail oriented and works with an extremely high degree of accuracy
Post-college level writing and oral communication skills
Ability to communicate effectively with firm members, clients, and other business contacts
Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as the ability to handle stressful situations in a calm, composed manner
Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, service environment
Flexibility to work overtime if necessary
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with lawyers, clients and office personnel
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine’s policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.
Physical Requirements While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.
About Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
What does success look like for you?
The answer will be different for every client and for everyone who joins our firm. Our dedication to custom-tailored service and great client experiences distinguishes us in the market, and we take the same approach to careers. There is no one-size-fits-all. Goals and needs differ, and change with time and circumstance. What remains constant is our dedication to top-of-market excellence and innovation in client service.
Tackling challenging problems with the help of supportive colleagues to help clients succeed– it’s all part of your day. If you’re looking for a law firm that exceeds clients’ expectations for service and attorneys’ expectations for fulfilling work, DWT offers a work environment where excellence can flourish and where teamwork, diversity, and community involvement are all valued.
We focus on what we do extremely well. This means we will not be all things to all people. But it means we are a highly valued partner with all who work with us in defining success together.