Entry Level Full-Time Legal Assistant

About Us

The Law Office of Edward W. Neufville, III, LLC, is a full service U.S. Immigration and Nationality and Transnational law firm located in the Washington, D.C. suburbs of Silver Spring, Maryland. Since 2004, we have offered international organizations, non-profit entities, companies, and individuals a variety of services at our disposal to aid them in their search for immigration and international legal options.

Much of the firm’s work has entailed handling complex immigration litigation matters before United States Federal Courts and Immigration courts. Over the past years, our firm has played a leading role in advocating and changing current U.S. government policy towards the treatment of individuals seeking refuge and protection in the Unites.

The Law Office of Edward W. Neufville, III, we strive to provide ethical, competent, diligent, and passionate representation that meets our clients’ needs and interests. We set ourselves apart from other law firms by constantly keeping abreast of the changes in immigration law, attending litigation and continuing legal education seminars and education our clients about the complexities of their immigration cases. We strive to provide answers, not theories, to our clients’ legal needs.

Summary:

The Law Office of Edward W. Neufville, III LLC is seeking an entry level full-time Legal Assistant to work in their Silver Spring, Maryland office. Proficiency in English and Spanish (writing and speaking) is preferred but not required. He or she will work with and support the attorney to provide immigration legal services.

Responsibilities:

☐Manages and oversees weekly intake process.

  • Answer general telephone inquiries
  • Schedule consultations for potential clients
  • Schedule follow-up in-person or telephone meetings with current clients
  • Contact potential clients prior to consultations
  • Gather brief/basic information prior to consultation
  • Input information into law firm’s case management software (Lollylaw)

☐Under Attorney supervision, assists in the preparation of cases for submission to the Immigration Courts, USCIS and the National Visa Center.

  • Call USCIS Customer Service to check-up on the status of pending cases
  • Call National Visa Center to check up on the status of cases pending at the agency
  • Call Immigration Courts, as necessary, for information regarding pending motions, court hearings, etc.
  • Assists Attorney in preparation case submissions to the Immigration Court, USCIS and National Visa Center

☐Assist with the law firm’s case acceptance process by meeting with clients to collect information and documents required for case submission

  • Provide clients with case specific questionnaires
  • Follow-up with clients on status of questionnaires
  • In-put client biographical information into case management and forms software system
  • Prepare first draft of immigration petitions for Attorney review
  • Follow-up with clients regarding deadlines set by Attorney

☐Monitors deadlines and contacts clients to follow up on case matters.

  • Input deadlines for cases before USCIS and Immigration Court on Firm’s Google calendar
  • Set notifications (at least three) to remind both legal assistant and attorney of upcoming deadlines
  • Input client’s biometrics expiration dates

☐Processes incoming case-related correspondence and phone calls. Makes appropriate entries in case management system.

  • Scan appropriate USCIS or Court correspondences and place into client’s online file; email and/or call client regarding USCIS or court correspondences received by office;

☐Assists with file maintenance and review.

  • Review files to determine eligibility for upcoming applications such as green card, I-751s, naturalization, etc.
  • Review file to update addresses
  • Review file to determine any outstanding balances
  • Review cases to determine what cases need to be closed

☐Provides translation and interpretation for non-English speaking clients.

☐Provides administrative support to the attorney, including assistance with internal and external reporting requirements.

☐Provides other related duties as assigned, such as copying, faxing scanning, etc.

Education and Experience:

☐At least an Associate Degree or equivalent work experience.

☐Two or more years’ experience working in a law firm or non-profit preferred but not required.

☐Fully bilingual in English and Spanish (writing and speaking) preferred but not required.

☐Cultural sensitivity and prior experience working with the immigrant community preferred.

☐Computer skills using Microsoft Office applications and web-based databases.

☐Attention to detail and ability to multi-task required.

☐ Knowledge of French language is a plus

Please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to contact@neufvillelaw.com.

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