Law Clerk – US Business Immigration

  • EY
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jun 18, 2017
Full time Law Clerk

Job Description

    EY's people in more than 150 countries are committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax and transaction advisory services. We strive to help all of our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone's contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work.   EY's global alliance of independent law firms cooperate with our offices worldwide to provide our clients with integrated, quality service. The firm's comprehensive range of U.S. business immigration services include non-immigrant, labor certification and immigrant visa (green card) processing for employers and their employees, Immigrant Visa Petitions, PERM Audit Responses, PERM Labor Certification Applications, Permanent Resident Applications, and providing top-notch U.S. immigration advisory services where they are needed, including immigration program advisory, I-9, FDNS reviews and other advisory assistance. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work.   We are currently seeking a Law Clerk (Paralegal) to support multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse institutional clients   In this role, the Law Clerk will be involved in the following:
Drafting applications:
  • Learn basic immigration processing categories and requirements for each category 
  • On instruction from the lawyer, research current processing requirements at service centres/consulates etc. 
  • Collect information from HR contact and applicant 
  • Using available resources, draft complete application packages for review by the supervising lawyer 
  • Make revisions to drafts 
  • Ensure that applications are filed in a timely manner 
  • Meet with lawyers to discuss questions raised by the client and then relate information back to the HR contact/applicant 
  • Draft emails in response to queries by clients 
  • Delegate appropriate work to legal assistants, such as: typing of forms, copying of documents, and sending out packages 
  • Follow up with immigration authorities on pending applications 
  • Enter expiration dates for applicants' status in tracking system 
  • Notify clients of upcoming extensions 
Communicating with other professional and support staff at EY Law LLP:
  • Ensure that lawyers are at all times advised of client related issues that come to the attention of the law clerk 
  • Participate actively in meetings of the professional staff of EY Law LLP Professional Development: may be required to attend seminars and professional development courses that are relevant to his/her area of specialty
   Requirements
  • Undergraduate university degree or equivalent related work experience 
  • Must be highly organized and have the ability to communicate effectively 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • 2+ years of US Business Immigration experience is preferred
  • Prior experience preparing PERMs for a high volume client is a plus
EY is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility.   We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Practice Area(s)

US Business Immigration Law

Experience

2+ years'