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Virtual Employment-Based Immigration Paralegal

RemoteUnited States, California, San Francisco$25 - $25Legal

Job description

Equivity is looking for a part-time virtual paralegal with recent experience supporting attorneys in drafting, assembling and filing business and employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions and applications, with 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 drafting petitions, preparing forms, drafting cover letters and 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 drafting business and employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions and applications. You should be able to prepare immigration forms for Consular Processing, NVC and USCIS, draft correspondence, draft and compile petitions, complete labor certifications, monitor case statuses, and create and update standard immigration questionnaires. You must be familiar with preparing business and employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions and applications, including H1Bs, L1As, L1Bs, and TNs, as well as be able to draft O and EB petitions as a technical writer.


In addition to these requirements, we are looking for a paralegal that is detail-oriented, proactive, extremely organized, and possesses strong case management and writing skills. The ideal candidate will be very technologically adept and have excellent Word and Adobe skills. In addition, the candidate should have experience working with cloud-based practice management and immigration software.


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, 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 20 hours per week of availability, and the starting pay is $25 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.


Qualities we are looking for:

  • Organization
  • Dedication
  • Proactive
  • Reliability
  • Attention to detail
  • Resourcefulness
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Responsiveness
  • Ability to work independently with limited oversight
  • Technologically savvy


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.

Job requirements

Position requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of recent experience working as a paralegal drafting business and employment-based immigration petitions
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience with case management
  • 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, Central, or Pacific Time
  • Your own laptop and smart phone with broadband access to Internet
  • Quiet location in which to take phone calls
  • Experience using law firm bookkeeping software for invoicing and timekeeping is a plus

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