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Paralegal Service

Location:
Alexandria, VA
Posted:
April 20, 2020

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SAM SHOKRIAZAR

**** ******** ** *** ****, Alexandria, VA 22311 ~ adcv2u@r.postjobfree.com ~ 703-***-**** EDUCATION

The George Washington University Law School Washington, DC

• Master of Law in International and Comparative Law April 2018

• Recipient of the Thomas Buergenthal Scholarship

Azad University Qazvin, Iran

• Bachelor of Law, summa cum laude Feb. 2017

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Erickson Immigration Group Arlington, Virginia

Paralegal May 2019 – Apr. 2020

• Managed a high-volume caseload for both individual and corporate clients

• Processed, drafted, and filed H-1B, E-3, and TN applications

• Coordinated translations and equivalency evaluations of foreign documents and degrees

• Utilized web-based immigration case management system and database continuously and accurately

• Contributed to the development of firm processes to simplify work, standardized procedures, and helped the team operate more efficiently

• Conducted consultations with clients to ensure all documentation and information was accurate when submitting applications

• Conducted immigration-related research

System Soft Technologies Herndon, Virginia

Legal Intern Mar. 2019 – May 2019

• Prepared and submitted H-1B and PERM applications

• Worked with vendors to obtain alternative wage surveys, translation, and educational evaluations

• Communicated with clients via telephone and email to ensure timely submission of applications and supporting documents

• Worked effectively with attorneys to meet deadlines by being able to multitask and showing good decision-making and problem-solving skills

• Developed and administered database and calendars as well as reviewed files and updated status reports for clients International Law Offices of Fallah, PLLC Tysons Corner, Virginia Paralegal Sept. 2017 – Feb. 2019

• Prepared and filed wide range of family-based immigration petitions for clients including petition for alien relative (I-130) and petition to remove conditions on residence (I-751)

• Drafted and submitted petitions for asylum and withholding of removal (I-589)

• Processed and filed applications for adjustment of status (I-485) including applications for employment authorization (I-765) and advance parole

(I-131)

• Communicated with various government agencies in order to ensure proper protocol was being followed on clients’ petitions

• Researched immigration and government regulations, case law and procedures to support client cases

• Maintained and updated monthly reports and spreadsheets with sensitive information

• Prepared billing statements, collected retainers and various client fees International Law Offices of Fallah, PLLC Tehran, Iran Intern, Paralegal Sept. 2013 – May. 2017

• Learned international contract drafting and produced reports on Foreign Direct Investment for potential investors and clients

• Conducted research on international business transactions, especially legal issues related to letters of credit

• Worked with supervisor preparing due diligence reports for clients

• Created the first draft of memorandums, motions, and petitions SKILLS & COMMUNITY SERVICE

Computer Skills:

• Case Management Systems (INSZoom)

• WestLaw

• Lexus Nexus

• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Outlook) Community Service:

• Member of pro bono legal assistance of Afghan refugees in Iran.

• Pro Bono paralegal assistance to pro bono section of the Iranian American Bar Association. LANGUAGES & PERSONAL INTERESTS

Languages:

• English- Fluent; Persian (Farsi)- Native; French- Basic; Arabic- Basic Personal Interest:

• Fitness, Yoga, Playing Guitar



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