Legal Assistant (Family-Based Immigration)

Are you passionate about Immigration? Do you enjoy working with people from all over the world? If so, consider applying to join the team at Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan. Since its founding in 1975, Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. has focused exclusively on U.S. immigration and nationality law. In the ever-changing field of immigration law, our top rated-Chicago law firm continuously helps reunite loved ones and represents a variety of clients including individuals, families, and business clients ranging from small local employers to multinational corporations. It is our mission to make the U.S. stronger one case at a time.

Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. is a full-service U.S. immigration law firm, handling both employment-based and family-based matters, removal defense and asylum, naturalization, worksite compliance, and everything in between. We currently have 13 attorneys exclusively dedicated to immigration law and are seeking to hire a full-time Legal Assistant to assist us in our employment-based cases.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare to file a wide range of visa applications such as green card applications, waivers, naturalization applications, DACA, and other humanitarian relief applications;
  • Review, organize, analyze and manage all paper documents, electronic evidence, filings and internal work product for immigration matters
  • Track the status of filings and initiate any follow up that may be necessary
  • Create and maintain LawLogix database
  • Draft cover letters
  • Communicate with clients, both individual and families, as well as government agencies

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience as an immigration paralegal in a law firm (preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of procedural requirements for various types of non-immigrant visas and client processes
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and LawLogix

Must have a degree. Must be able to speak Spanish or Polish fluently.

Essential Capabilities:

  • Maintain strict confidentiality of client information.
  • Interact effectively and professionally with all attorneys, staff, clients, vendors and other outside parties.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organization and project management skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to use judgment to make sound, justifiable recommendations, and to know when and to whom to escalate issues.
  • Understand legal concepts and issues relevant to the immigration practice.
  • Learn new skills as technology changes.
  • Identify what work needs to be done and carry out typical job functions with minimal direct supervision.
  • Think creatively and solve problems.
  • Prioritize work on multiple projects to meet established deadlines.
  • Work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.

Must have a degree. Must speak Spanish or Polish fluently


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