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PERM Legal Assistant (PERM Specialist)

Natick, MA | Full Time

Post Date: 05/14/2018 Job ID: A Industry: Legal

Our client is a rapidly expanding law firm located in the metro-west area who will double in size this year. They are recognized as one of the preeminent sports immigration practices in the US and also help Fortune 500 companies to hire staff from across the globe. Join a dynamic, career minded office where you will not only grow but also enjoy coming to work every day!

The PERM Specialist is responsible for the review and preparation of PERM green card applications. This includes applications for prevailing wage, recruitment materials, labor certifications, audits, I-140 petitions, adjustment of status applications, and requests for evidence.

Job Duties:

  • Coordinate with attorneys, immigration paralegals, and administrative staff to ensure that work is completed prior to deadlines assigned by Practice Area Manager
  • Continually monitor all assigned cases for “red flags” (missing, inaccurate or incomplete documentation, etc.) and report them to the Practice Area Manager
  • Review supporting documents provided by clients and ensure that they contain the required information
  • Identify deficiencies in supporting documentation provided by clients
  • Edit documents provided by client
  • Use templates and outlines to draft supporting documents
  • Timely follow-up with clients to ensure that cases move forward and deadlines are met
  • Ensure that cases are receipted in immigration software program and continue to update software throughout life of case from initiation to approval
  • Correspond with clients regarding case status and non-legal questions involving their cases (ex: what additional documents are needed/case status/etc.)
  • Maintain an accurate status list of all open matters and continually take action to move them forward


  • Multiple years of employment experience preparing PERM labor certifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong writing ability
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to efficiently and correctly generate high quality work
  • Ability to multitask and quickly move from assignment to assignment depending on workload and deadlines
  • Ability to continually manage multiple deadlines across numerous projects
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced and team oriented environment
  • Good client interaction skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

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