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Paralegal - ELBI - New York (Park)

OVERVIEW: Duane Morris LLP, a global law firm with 800+ attorneys in offices across the U.S. and around the world, offers innovative solutions to the legal and business challenges presented by today’s evolving global markets.


SUMMARY: Working in a collegial team-oriented environment, our paralegals perform challenging and substantive legal work. Paralegal works under the direction of an attorney, assisting employers in sponsoring foreign workers for immigration benefits. Duties include direct client contact, preparing and filing nonimmigrant visa petitions and green card applications.


  • Processing and filing PERM, EB-1, I-140s, and I-485s
  • Identifying potential issues arising in and working on EB-2 and EB-3 cases
  • Processing and filing H-1B, L-1, E-3, E-2, O-1 and TNs is also required - those with both NIV and IV experience will be considered first
  • Organizes immigration documents for attorney review and case preparation
  • Managing the caseload from intake through processing and filing



  • Experience preparing extensions, amendment petitions, labor certification applications along with family-based petitions, naturalization and visa applications, changes of address and withdrawals
  • Should be able to execute the entire application process, from setting up files, labels, both electronically and to drafting and filing to responding to RFEs
  • Experience interacting with USCIS, DOL, ICE and other relevant government agencies
  • Knowledge of immigration laws is required
  • Working knowledge of legal database software
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word


  • Certification or associate’s degree in paralegal studies (bachelor’s degree is preferred)
  • Minimum of 2- 4 years’ experience in an immigration paralegal role



  • Comprehensive healthcare, dental, vision, and prescription plans
  • Commuter, HSA and FSA spending accounts
  • Short-term and long-term disability and life insurance coverage
  • 401k and pension plan
  • 22 PTO days, 11 paid holidays
  • Employee referral bonus ($3,000.00)
  • Professional development training
  • Back-up (family) care advantage and employee assistance program


PAY TYPE : Hourly

ANNUAL PAY RANGE: $65,000-$90,000



Please Note: The hourly and/or annual salary amount is based on a *good faith* compensation analysis in pursuant of New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) listed under *Senate Bill 9457*. Final starting salary/wage is dependent on the candidate’s experience level, industry expertise, skills and other factors that are defined in the job description.


EEO STATEMENT: Duane Morris is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact Shawn Tato, HR Assistant at 215-979-1224.



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The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not a contract or employment agreement and is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all functions, responsibilities or requirements. In addition, Duane Morris reserves the right to amend, suspend or terminate any benefit plan, in whole or in part, at any time. The authority to make such changes rests with the Plan Administrator.