23 Oct
Immigration Legal Assistant
New York, Buffalo

Immigration Legal AssistantThe Immigration Practice Group at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman is a comprehensive and experienced legal team counseling on business and family-based immigration issues. The Practice Group handles non-immigrant and immigrant visa applications, as well as related processes including labor certification, adjustment of status and consular processing, among others.The successful candidate will support the team in drafting and reviewing legal documents and will be involved with all aspects of immigration law.Responsibilities will include: Input time entries in billing systemPrepare memoranda to open new mattersCreate, maintain and organize electronic filesPrepare transmittal cover lettersSave, print and file document submissionsPrepare delivery requests as neededHelp track status expirations and renewalsProof and edit documents as requestedCreate accounting bills as neededMaintain closed filesAssist with calendaring critical datesOur ideal Legal Assistant will have: Law firm environment experienceAccurate typing speed of 65+ wpmGeneral office and computer experienceAbility to maintain composure under pressureReliable attendance recordExperience with editing, revising and drafting of legal documentsHigh proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and OutlookExcellent written and verbal communication skillsAbility to multi-task and to complete projects with little directionAbility to use discretion and handle confidential informationAbility to meet deadlines and produce high quality work productsAttention to detail and excellent organizational skillsLippes Mathias Wexler Friedman is a growing law firm with over 60 attorneys located in 4 offices (Buffalo, Albany, New York City and Burlington, Ontario). We rely upon and promote teamwork among staff, paralegals and attorneys to meet the expectations of our clients. We look to hire people who are excellent at what they do and have a positive attitude of serving the client’s needs. We are a firm that values a diversity of ideas and experiences in an atmosphere that is collegial, informal and open.Job Type: Full-timeRequired experience:Legal Assistant: 1 year

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