Berry Appleman & Leiden Paralegal II in Boston, Massachusetts

A Paralegal is responsible for working with attorneys in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of various immigration and nationality law matters. Additionally, a Paralegal should have a comprehensive knowledge of the immigration process, mastery of multiple case types, and increasing company client interaction.

  • Under direction of Senior Paralegal/Attorney, takes lead in email/phone client communications

  • Provides guidance to assignees regarding proprietary systems and case processing

  • Increased understanding of client communication procedures and requirements

  • Inputs client services rendered and sends to Accounting for processing

  • Complete competence of case types previously handled and continually strives to advance and broaden knowledge base; demonstrates increasing levels of independence in case handling

  • Processes more advanced and varied corporate immigration cases

  • Evaluates cases, relays concerns, and proactively escalates to the appropriate BAL team members(s)

  • Prepares forms, letters, documents and correspondence for attorney review; adapts tools and resources for casework which deviates from templates; increases knowledge of BAL best practices

  • Manages status of all filed applications and petitions and finalizes documents after attorney review

  • Utilizes document and data management systems to prepare, monitor, and record all aspects of client casework as per BAL policy

  • Prepares internal caseload reports for management

  • Shares process flow with assignees; Identifies problematic cases and discusses strategies and/or solutions with Attorney

  • Performs research to obtain information such as background on a company or industry, current wages, processing procedures, standard processing times, etc.

  • Initiates contact with government agencies to obtain necessary information; alerts Senior Paralegal and/or attorney regarding potential process delays/problems

Skills and Abilities:

  • Comfortable and ability to thrive in an extremely high volume environment

  • Demonstrates sound judgement

  • Ability to execute and work well with minimal supervision

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to catch errors and correct work and the work of others

  • Superior client service skills

  • Effectively able to prioritize cases, caseload and other assigned tasks (i.e. projects, company management responsibilities, etc.)

  • Ability to meet deadline and goals

  • MS Office, Scan/Copy; learn, apply and effectively navigate daily use of propriety software


  • 2-4 years of high-volume U.S. corporate immigration experience.

Minimum Education Level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; 1-year law-related experience under licensed attorney; or, PL certificate from ABA approved program

ID: 2018-2569

External Company Name: Berry Appleman & Leiden

External Company URL:

Street: 265 Franklin Street