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Legal Assistant at Farmer Law PC

Legal Assistant

Farmer Law PC Austin, TX (Onsite) Full-Time
Bilingual Legal Assistant Are you looking to make a positive difference in someone's life? Does the idea of helping someone fulfill the American Dream intrigue you? Are you meticulous and enjoy the thrill and competition of defeating a strict timeline? You may be the perfect fit for our growing firm! This position must be filled by someone with excellent communication skills. Our fast-paced Immigration Law Firm in Austin is looking to hire a detail-oriented, efficient, and goal-minded full-time Legal Assistant. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. This position will assist with Business Immigration petitions. Experience is strongly preferred however a demonstrated work ethic and attention to detail can overcome this requirement. Our Legal Assistant will interact and build relationships with clients in person and over the telephone, while supporting our team by assisting with legal research, organizing and maintaining our e-filing system, tracking and submitting documents for petitions, and drafting correspondence and legal documents. This position requires a combination of empathy, detail orientation, organization, and time-management skills. Our Legal Assistant will play an integral role in creating memorable experiences for clients. This position is full-time. Benefits include paid holidays, paid time off, health insurance coverage, and the option to participate in our retirement savings plan with employer match, once eligible. If you are looking for high energy and positive team environment with lots of growth potential, then look no further. Responsibilities: • Provides customer service and responsiveness to firm needs through phone calls, emails, letters, and other communications Assists paralegal in the movement of cases with regard to the following tasks: • Filling out legal forms and assisting clients with filling out forms • Drafting letters, documents, reports, etc. for attorney review • Compiling filings for attorney review • Entry-level research for filings and evidence requests • Communicating with clients in regard to updates and information gathering • Updating the case management system and other case-tracking platforms • Ensures physical and digital files are updated regularly • Prepares and sends correspondence as directed • Ensures case files are created, updated, organized, and that physical and electronic files include all relevant materials and information • Bills and tracks time actively and accurately using our case management system • Effectively manage time and communicate any issues in a timely manner via the appropriate reporting structure Qualifications: • Excellent spelling and grammar are a must in this role • Technologically savvy and comfortable using Apple-based products • Immigration Law is messy, and there is often no right or best answer. You will need to be creative, organized, and efficient to do your job well • Self-starter who has an impeccable eye for detail • You will be working on many tasks and cases concurrently, over long periods of time that are on strict timelines. We expect you to keep track of key dates, keep the right people informed, and prioritize your time so that we never miss a deadline • Be able to work individually with little oversight as well as in a team setting • You should treat a client, case, or task at 4:30 pm on Friday with the same care and compassion as one on Monday morning at 9 am • Our clients are dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety. You should be empathetic and help put them at ease • Prior customer service experience is always an added bonus • Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred, but not necessary • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required About Company: About Us: Farmer Law PC Located in Austin, TX, Farmer Law PC is adept at navigating every facet of immigration law. The Firm offers comprehensive, unique, and strategic solutions for our client’s immigration needs, from employment-based recruitment and visas to family-based visas. Farmer Law PC’s promise is to offer world-class communication and responsiveness to all our clients and our comprehensive approach can simplify even the most complicated of visa programs. Regardless of how large or small your job is, we have the immigration solution for you.

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