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What are the top 3 traits or skills every immigration paralegal must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your immigration paralegal expertise?

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A. in Dracut, Massachusetts

76 months ago

Perhaps your knowing and understanding the Immigration laws plus good writing skills, and #3 is people skills (includes personality, communication, and so on so forth...)

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kmm in Wilmington, Delaware

75 months ago

A. in Dracut, Massachusetts said: Perhaps your knowing and understanding the Immigration laws plus good writing skills, and #3 is people skills (includes personality, communication, and so on so forth...)

Do you know if it hard to get a job in Immigration Law if you have been a Litigation Paralegal?

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L-Immigration Law in Dracut, Massachusetts

75 months ago

kmm in Wilmington, Delaware said: Do you know if it hard to get a job in Immigration Law if you have been a Litigation Paralegal?

It dedepends on the lawyer[s],...some lawyers may think that,...becuase you previously have litigation paralegal skill[s]...presumably it will not take you long to catch up with Immigration Laws...Also, it dependens on the immigration law offices specialize in a certain immigration law[s]...

Best of luck,

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kmm in Wilmington, Delaware

75 months ago

Displaced Legal Professional in Denver, Colorado said: It helps to be multilingual. I'd bet that around here English and Spanish-speaking immigration paralegals can just about write their own tickets.

Probably in Miami as well.

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kmm in Wilmington, Delaware

75 months ago

L-Immigration Law in Dracut, Massachusetts said: It dedepends on the lawyer[s],...some lawyers may think that,...becuase you previously have litigation paralegal skill[s]...presumably it will not take you long to catch up with Immigration Laws...Also, it dependens on the immigration law offices specialize in a certain immigration law[s]...

Best of luck,

I agree, I depends on the lawyers. Hit or miss.

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L-Immigration Law in Dracut, Massachusetts

75 months ago

Yes, I totally agreed. If you can speak Spanish and English; it is just like getting a free ticket to a water park. In CA. Chinese, Korean, Phillipino, and Cambodian are the key languages for Immigration paralegal job...!!!

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L-Immigration Law in Dracut, Massachusetts

75 months ago

Yes, I totally agree. If you can speak Spanish and English; it is just like getting a free ticket to a water park. In CA. Chinese, Korean, Phillipino, and Cambodian are the key languages for Immigration paralegal job...!!!

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Amber in Detroit, Michigan

71 months ago

Attention to detail is extremely important.

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AlexB1972 in Wilmington, North Carolina

58 months ago

As others have mentioned, attention to detail and excellent written/oral communication skills are a must. I would add: confidentiality, intercultural understanding/communication, sense of humor, a pleasant demeanor and an awareness of domestic and international current events and affairs.

As for language fluency, I have met many people who believe themselves to be fluent but are not. Fluency should be defined as the ability to read, write and speak a language in its standard form (no dialects).

For instance, my native language is Italian and yet I had no problem finding work in the New York area because most of those who defined themselves as fluent in Italian actually spoke a dialect, not standard Italian, and their written Italian was not deemed acceptable for legal and formal correspondence.

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Teresa Valenzuela in Kings Beach, California

32 months ago

Hi, I need advice, I am a victim's advocate and because of that I got involve in the process of U-visa,T's Assylum and VAWA. I'm liking it so much that I believe this is what I want to do from now on. I have certificates, but no degrees. Where do I start if I want to stay in this field only? I've noticed most jobs ask for a paralegal degree or BS, is a certificate enough (I have over 5 years advocacy experience, if that helps) Please tell me what is the fastest way to enter this field.

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