Entry-Level Paralegal - Immigration (Buffalo)

Buffalo, NY, USA Req #247
Friday, November 19, 2021
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.

Entry-level Immigration Paralegal opening with opportunity for growth!

Are you looking for work that has PURPOSE and the ability to change lives? We want you to apply if:

• You are a quick learner and unafraid to jump right in

• You can juggle competing tasks and work efficiently

• You embrace challenges, details and creative thinking

• You are looking for a place to grow, professionally and personally

• You want to work in an environment where each team member is genuinely welcome

We want to train and mentor YOU! Come join our awesome Immigration team!!!

Description: Prepare a wide variety of business-based nonimmigrant (H-1B, L-1, TN, E, and O-1) and immigrant (employment and family-based) petitions. Assist clients with PERM application process. Assist with applying for work visas with U.S. consular offices abroad. Work closely with our clients to provide comprehensive immigration services. Compile and maintain records of immigration filings, other documentation and records of activity on behalf of clients. Review immigration regulations and apply them to various case scenarios, with attorney supervision. Perform research using all available immigration research tools including government agencies' websites.


  • Collect information and documentation from clients;
  • Prepare filings for relevant federal and state agencies;
  • Conduct research of immigration law and procedures;
  • Prepare draft correspondence and memoranda;
  • Enter case information into case management system; and
  • Track the status of filings and inform the client and attorney of any follow up that may be necessary.


  • At least 1 year of legal support experience preferred but not required
  • Experience with employment-based immigration filings, such as H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1, E-2, O-1, R-1, PERM, I-140, and I-485 filings, also preferred but not required
  • Must be extremely detailed oriented
  • Annual billable hour requirement
  • Experience with MS Office and expertise with computer assisted legal resources required
  • Knowledge of immigration software preferred
  • Demonstrates good organizational skills for prioritizing workload
  • Demonstrates ability to acquire understanding quickly and absorb new information rapidly
  • Must be able to manage competing priorities
  • Maintains high standards of performance
  • Exhibits conscientiousness, dedication, self-discipline, and a sense of responsibility
  • Must have a professional, cooperative, positive and flexible attitude
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities within various levels of the organization
  • Must exhibit well-developed interpersonal and client relation skills
  • Exhibits strong oral and written communications skills
  • Thorough command of the English language including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, form and style
  • Ability to compose professional correspondence
  • Military experience welcome

Harris Beach PLLC embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive and diverse we are, the better our work will be.

The firm’s policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, placement, assignment of duties, training, promotion, compensation & benefits and termination. It is the policy of Harris Beach PLLC that all applicants and employees enjoy a positive, respectful and productive work environment, free from behavior, actions or language constituting unlawful harassment. Accordingly, harassment or discrimination of any kind based on an individual’s race or color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, creed, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status is strictly prohibited. Harris Beach complies with the provisions of the Human Rights Law, all other State and Federal statutory and constitutional non-discrimination provisions including non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Buffalo, NY, USA