Position: Legal Assistant for Immigration Law Firm, Entry Level, Full Time
Starting date: Spring/summer 2021
Company Description: We are an AV rated immigration law firm located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. We are of medium size and growing. We specialize in skills-based immigration, in family-based immigration, and in helping immigrants in any area of immigration law, servicing clients in Michigan, nationwide, and around the world. You will be working with a firm that believes that America is a great nation of immigrants, and wish to keep it that way: that behind most immigrants, legal or undocumented, is a human story deserving utmost care. For more information about our firm, see www.antone.com
Job Description: The Candidate will be exposed to numerous immigration issues such as assisting in family unification, obtaining green cards, visas and temporary work permits for professionals, students, international executives and managers, business persons who wish to work in the U.S., Canadian NAFTA applicants, investors, scholars and researchers, health care professionals, spouses of US citizens, their children, parents, and other family members. The work may also involve helping immigrants avoid deportation and assisting asylum applicants and those fleeing persecution. The Candidate will have exposure to our immigration system, both in the U.S. as well as to US consulates overseas and their procedures as they deal with applicants for visas, etc. The assistant will help in the preparation and filing of visa petitions, dealing with several government agencies, and working closely with senior legal assistants and attorneys in all aspects of legal representations. Will have client exposure, obtain facts from clients, and follow up with and update clients. The position requires the extensive use of computer systems, preparation of exhibits for clients’ applications, and researching issues when applicable. The candidate will help collect data from potential clients through phone contacts and follow-ups. May also help in web-based research and contacts. The Candidate must be willing and to help with traditional secretarial tasks such as typing, filings, errands, copying, phone facts gathering, composing of letters, and providing backup in answering phones and client inquires.
Job Qualifications: This position is appropriate for college graduates with excellent writing ability interested in the field of immigration, public policy, government actions, administrative law, or the general field of law. We accept applications from those who desire to go to law school in the future as well as from those who wish to become career paralegals through experience. We require a four-year college degree with cumulative GPA of at least 3.3. Must be passionate about the field of immigration, about immigrants’ rights, and must believe in the value of immigration to America. No specific experience in immigration is necessary. However, the candidate is expected to be a people person who enjoys interacting with diverse individuals and should have exceptional communication and writing skills. While the goal is to help attorneys and senior legal assistants in immigration legal matters, the candidate must also be willing to help with extensive secretarial tasks such as typing, answering phones, forms preparation, copying, filing, errands and any clerical or administrative task needed.
Compensation and Benefits: This is an entry level, hourly position, with an hourly rate commensurate with qualifications, with possible overtime. We offer periodic raises, friendly, flexible environment with standard benefits, paid holidays and vacations, 401K and Profit sharing after a year and an opportunity for future professional advancement, as well as other standard benefits as needed.
How to apply: Please email resume with a cover letter summarizing why the job interest you and how it fits into your objectives and future goals. You must provide a transcript of your college studies (does not have to be official) to email@example.com or mail to: N. Peter Antone, President, Law Offices of Antone, Casagrande & Adwers, P.C., 31555 W. 14 Mile Road, Suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 or fax to (248) 406-4101. No phone calls please. Kindly note we can not confirm receipt of applications. Thank you for your interest.