Washington State Paralegal Association

Paralegal Assistant - Perkins Coie LLP - Seattle , WA

04/24/2020 5:06 PM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)

Paralegal Assistant


Job #S20191218 – Seattle, Washington

Perkins Coie LLP seeks a Paralegal Assistant to join our Immigration practice group. This position will assist paralegals, lawyers, and clients with a variety of low-level paralegal duties. Primary Job Responsibilities: Assist with filings with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and U.S. Department of State (DOS). Assemble complex immigration petitions and ready them for submission (will require learning many varieties of petitions). Download, print and organize client documentation and file in appropriate Document Management System (DMS) folders and physical files. Prepare initial drafts of letters to clients and agencies. Prepare letters transmitting USCIS and DOL notices. Take ownership of USCIS and DOL notices, logging the information into the docket and WIP log and/or case management software, and distributing the notices to the group. Run reports through case management software to inform attorneys of upcoming case expiration deadlines and need for extensions or other filings. Maintain positive contact with clients and observe confidentiality of client matters. Conduct web searches for corporate web sites/articles and Secretary of State web sites, convert them to PDF, and upload to DMS.

Required Skills: 
Superb organizational, analytical and communications skills a must. Ability to establish effective working relationships with Firm lawyers and staff, client personnel, and other professionals. Ability to handle multiple assignments, work well under pressure, and have the flexibility to assist the team in meeting client demands on accelerated schedules. Ability to take initiative and to exercise discretion and independent judgment. Experience with immigration procedures a plus. Knowledge of federal immigration laws, a plus. 

Education & Experience: 
Requires a high school diploma and a minimum of one year of related work experience, or equivalent. Paralegal Assistant or legal support experience preferred. Practice group-specific experience preferred. AA or BA degree preferred. Paralegal Certificate a plus.  


Washington State Paralegal Association
19540 International Blvd., Ste. 105
SeaTac, WA 98188



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