Comment: Job Openings - The ideal time to start looking for a job is now. The recession has ended, and small and large law firms are looking for immigration attorneys, paralegals and professionals. Today, Immigration Daily features job openings in Los Angeles, CA and Toronto, Canada. Scroll down, and start sending your applications!
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Focus: THE H-1B BOOK -
THE H-1B BOOK is Edited by Karen Weinstock, and features contributions by Prakash Khatri, Courtney Black, Mikiel J. Davids, Melissa Downing, Rajeshri Patel, Ari J. Sauer, and Elissa Taub. The Table of Contents is as follows:
I. and II. FOREWORD and INTRODUCTION
III. H-1B STEP BY STEP
First Step: Interview The Client
Second Step: Send The Client Intake Forms And Related Information
Third Step: Credentials: Verify That The Worker Has A US Bachelor's Degree Or Equivalent
Fourth Step: Determine The Prevailing Wage
Fifth Step: Prepare And File The Labor Condition Application (LCA)
Sixth Step: Prepare The I-129, Related Forms And Petition Letter
Seventh Step: Send All The Forms And Petition Letter To The Client For Review and Signature
Eighth Step: Assemble The H-1B Petition And Send To The USCIS Service Center
Ninth Step: Troubleshooting
Tenth Step: Post-Approval Case Management
IV. ADVANCED H-1B ISSUES
H-1B Degree Equivalency
Reviewing The Path To Permanent Residency
Traveling On An H-1B Visa While Petition Or Application Is Pending
Dealing With Gaps In Employment
Temporary Visa Alternatives To The H-1B
The History And Economic Impact Of The H-1B Visa
When Are H-1B Visas Cap Exempt?
V. and VI. ESSENTIAL MEMORANDA and CD-ROM RESOURCE MATERIALS
For more information about the book and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA - Stone & Grzegorek LLP is seeking a Senior Immigration Paralegal. The Senior Paralegal will primarily support the firm's business immigration caseload, including a highly successful EB-5 investor practice. We are seeking a college graduate (or experience equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years' experience in business immigration. Stone & Grzegorek LLP is a growing immigration law firm located in downtown Los Angeles. Please send your resume and inquiry to: SG@lskglaw.com
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, Canada - Ernst & Young is seeking an Associate Attorney. Ernst & Young's global alliance of independent law firms cooperate with our offices worldwide to provide our clients with integrated, quality service. The U.S. business immigration specialists at Egan LLP help companies address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. The firm's comprehensive range of U.S. business immigration services include obtaining both immigrant (green card) and non-immigrant status and visas as well as providing a range of U.S. immigration advisory services for employees and their employers. We are currently seeking an Associate Lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. The ideal candidate has the following qualifications: JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, three to five years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings Excellent managerial, organizational and verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit our website at www.ey.com/CA - Job Code: TOR000J
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Law Practice for Sale
Very well-known in Colorado, a premier Denver area immigration law firm is for sale. This AV-rated practice has been in existence for nearly thirty years and in the same location for twenty. Annual attorney/paralegal billings have tallied approximately $900K for many years. The firm's practice is predominantly business-related with a prestigious client list, including corporate leaders in thriving industries like mining, agriculture, and tourism. This diverse practice also handles some family, removal, and consular matters. The staff of nine is highly educated and impeccably trained. While the firm has a model management structure, the principal is available to ease the transition for serious buyers. All equipment is included in the sale. Send inquiries in confidence to: email@example.com.
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ComingsNGoings: New Partner Fragomen is pleased to announce James Pack as new Partner. James provides immigration counsel to large, medium, and small companies in a wide range of industries, including developing wireless technologies, animated feature film production, video game development, and pharmaceuticals. As a member of the Orange County Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee, James helped develop and presented informational sessions about immigration laws and rights to low income persons throughout Orange County. Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is the largest firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration. www.fragomen.com
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