Mariano Esteban B.
Argentina
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Experienced Immigration Paralegal / Bilingual Immigration Paralegal

My name is Mariano E. Barrenechea, and I'm an experienced bilingual (EN/SP) Immigration Paralegal with four years of experience in family and humanitarian-based Immigration Law, and some experience with employment-based immigration as well. I am very well acquainted with the INA, the 8 C.F.R., Immigration case law, and have extensive experience with filings before USCIS, EOIR, and the BIA (always under the supervision of licensed U.S. Attorneys). If you require a paralegal with the ability to handle a case seamlessly, equipped with genuine legal knowledge rather than relying on templated document drafting, then look no further. I am well-prepared to assist with your caseload, tackle specific projects, and contribute to case strategy without the need for extensive training. Yours truly is the individual you seek for such tasks. As a seasoned Immigration Paralegal, I confidently manage cases from beginning to end with minimal oversight. I keep the attorney informed by sharing any concerns or potential issues that crop up along the way. Constructive feedback is always welcome, and I maintain a positive outlook when working with both clients and attorneys. My use of emotional intelligence allows me to establish genuine connections with clients, offering them a sense of comfort and confidence that their case is well taken care of. I'm well-versed in Immigration Litigation, including bond work, and removal defense (motion drafting, pleadings, preparation for IH and merits, as well as filing relief applications before EOIR). I also draft BIA Appeals, Circuit Court Appeals, and Writ of Mandamus petitions. On the USCIS front, I can handle the drafting of waivers (I-601, I-601A, I-612, I-192, and I-212), Asylum/42B/U/T/VAWA/SIJ applications, DACA/TPS filings, Medical Deferred Action, and Military Parole in Place requests, I-130 petitions (CP and AOS), responses to complex NOIDs/RFEs, I-290B, and appeals before the BIA. In the employment/business immigration end, I have experience with TN and E-2 Visas, EB2 NIW, EB-1A filings, and I-140 adjustments (with and without I-485). I pride myself on being a true team player, stepping up even during the most demanding moments. My capacity to thrive under pressure and meet deadlines allows the Attorney to delegate tasks confidently. Whether your firm is experiencing rapid growth or facing a significant caseload backlog, I am the ideal candidate to support and alleviate the workload efficiently. I am open to long-term, short-term, and per diem arrangements. Don't hesitate to shoot me a message if I can be of assistance.
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Skills

Skills

  • Employer-Sponsored Visa
  • Immigration Law
  • Customer Engagement
  • Legal Assistance
  • Customer Experience
  • In-App Support
  • Microsoft Word
  • Slack
  • Draft Documentation

Testimonials

Endorsements from past clients

"I am writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of Mariano. There are several reasons that I believe that he would be an asset to any business or organization. First, Mariano has a strong work ethic and is trustworthy with confidential legal information. His level of professionalism is exemplar as noted by positive comments from my clients when they worked with him on certain matters. Second, as an attorney, I was impressed by his written and research skills. I usually gave him complex fact patterns and asked him to research specific country conditions and prepare declarations depending on the legal issues at stake in the particular matter. Mariano has been my "right arm" in preparing all of my immigration matters both in court and before US federal agencies."

Carolina C. | Attorney At Law
Virtual Paralegal Sep 2020

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"I hired Mariano to help us with the forms and documents that we needed to use virtually - both to create new documents as well as revise existing ones. I found him to be extremely flexible and very easy and professional to work with. I was very pleased with not only his job performance but his attitude in carrying out the different tasks. I would highly, highly recommend him and personally plan to use him again as our firm has needs for his expertise. "

Tom S. | Financial Professional
Template Design for Consultation Intake Sheet Sep 2020

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