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Ernst & Young's global alliance of independent law firms cooperate with our offices worldwide to provide our clients with integrated, quality service. The business immigration specialists at Egan LLP work closely with members of Ernst & Young's Human Capital group, to help companies address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. Egan LLP helps companies efficiently relocate people wherever they need them to be, anywhere in the world. The firm's comprehensive range of services-from advising on immigration issues and the use of international agreements in immigration matters, to arranging entry visas, work permits or permanent resident status-makes operating across borders less painful and more cost-effective for employers. And for employees, these services mean less stressful, low-risk cross-border travel.
The law clerk will be a professional staff member of the Egan LLP Business Immigration Group, working in affiliation with Ernst & Young LLP. The primary role of the law clerk is to support the team of immigration lawyers by drafting immigration applications for individuals seeking permission to work or live in Canada and/or the United States; and to coordinate tracking status expiration dates for ongoing clients.
- Speaking with HR representatives of corporate clients and employees (applicants) to obtain information to assist in drafting applications
- Follow up with applicants and HR contacts to obtain copies of visas/documents
- 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
- Keep individual client status charts updated (where required)
Communicating with other professional and support staff at Egan 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 Egan LLP
- May be required to attend seminars and professional development courses that are relevant to his/her area of specialty