Assistant Paralegal

Top Assistant Paralegal Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Assistant Paralegal. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Assistant Paralegal resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.1% of Assistant Paralegal resumes contained Legal Documents as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Assistant Paralegal actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Assistant Paralegal resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

2. Status Reports

high Demand
Here's how Status Reports is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Review file on a regular basis, consult with attorney and prepare regular status reports to client.
  • Updated and managed status reports on discussion database.
  • Prepared and managed monthly status reports.
  • Assist supervisors and attorneys in finishing projects, preparing status reports, and drafting timelines of various files.

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3. Paralegals

high Demand
Here's how Paralegals is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Provided administrative assistance to the Paralegal Bureau Chief, assisted in the supervision of paralegals.
  • Distribute categorized documents to appropriate Paralegals for file management.
  • Assisted attorneys and senior paralegals in corporate immigration matters.
  • Created training pamphlet for other misdemeanor paralegals to follow.
  • Aided paralegals, attorneys, and partners in fields of Civil Litigation, Tax, and Real Estate Law.
  • Trained and supported the Paralegals on statutes, recorded judicial decisions, and other legal articles or documents.
  • Work closely with attorneys and senior paralegals to address dynamic compliance standards, and provide effective legal solutions.
  • Researched legal issues using programs such as Lexis and PACER to aid paralegals and attorneys in case preparation.
  • Used Time Matters program to support paralegals and lawyers in handling ongoing workers' compensation claims.
  • Assist in recommendation and training of new software for attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants.
  • Co-managed 8 person single client team and liaised between manager, attorneys, and paralegals.
  • Assist paralegals with letters to clients, court officials, and other firms.
  • Researched applicable case law in support of paralegals and filed case documents.
  • Assisted two attorneys and two paralegals with management of caseload.
  • Coordinated work schedule and set deadlines with Senior Paralegals and Attorneys
  • Supervised over 35 paralegals, plus temporary employees.
  • Converted files into Accutrac; Liaison to Lawyers, Paralegals, Secretaries and Docketing Department.
  • Perform intake of immigration cases once assigned by the senior paralegals and attorneys !
  • Assist a large number of paralegals in this insurance defense law firm.

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4. Foreign Nationals

high Demand
Here's how Foreign Nationals is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted Signatory Letters on behalf of foreign nationals seeking employment and legal residency status.
  • Communicate regularly with clients and foreign nationals regarding procedural and case processing issues.
  • Communicated regularly with foreign nationals regarding required documentation and case processing.
  • Coordinated with verification services to assess education translations for foreign nationals.
  • Communicated regularly with foreign nationals regarding their petitions and applications.
  • Coordinated visa naturalization cases for foreign nationals working for ExxonMobil.
  • Maintain databases of monthly billing, case progress, and correspondence between foreign nationals, visa coordinators, and hiring managers.
  • Submit employment and family based petitions for foreign nationals seeking employment in the U.S. via U.S. Consulates, the U.S.
  • Assisted foreign nationals in all aspects of the U.S. immigration application process, from work visas to permanent residency.
  • Assisted in drafting EE 9089 Forms - Foreign nationals' personal information, work experience and educational information.
  • Assisted in drafting ETA 9089 applications for foreign nationals via the Foreign Labor Certification Permanent Online System.
  • Prepared Visa petitions for employment sponsorship by working closely with foreign nationals working in the United States.
  • Reviewed foreign nationals' records, managed case files, and ensured case schedules were followed.
  • Provided legal assistance to the immigration attorneys for the company with more than 600 foreign nationals.
  • Report to Associate and Senior Associate, Human Resources of Major Corporations and Foreign Nationals.
  • Work closely with foreign nationals to gather necessary evidence and legaldocumentation for successful petitions, while meeting constant deadlines.

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5. Non-Immigrant Visa

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6. Court Hearings

high Demand
Here's how Court Hearings is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Attended court hearings with attorneys.

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7. Uscis

high Demand
Here's how Uscis is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Contacted USCIS concerning problematic cases, drafted correspondence/papers, processed mail, and completed other assigned miscellaneous tasks.
  • Prepare H-1B petition with supporting evidence and supplementary forms for attorney review and filing with USCIS.
  • Tracked progress of pending applications, following up with USCIS officers regarding any delays or discrepancies.
  • Tracked client case status though its lifespan with USCIS.
  • Responded to Requests for Evidence from USCIS.
  • Informed clients of visa bulletin progressions, retrogressions, AILA updates and USCIS press releases.
  • Draft immigration petitions and file documents in proper order with USCIS !
  • Filed over 300 immigrant petitions per year with USCIS by assigned deadlines * Managed nonimmigrant visa matters (e.g.

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8. I-140

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Here's how I-140 is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted I-140 petitions based on Labor Certification substitution.
  • Drafted and collected employment verification letters and secondary evidence from clients to prepare for I-140 petition.
  • Prepared I-140 Form files for foreign nationals to petition U.S.
  • Researched/prepared business immigration filings (H-1B, L-1, TN, PERM, I-140/MM, I-485) for submission to USCIS/USDOL.
  • Prepare and file non-immigrant and immigrant visas, such as H-1B, L-1A/B, O, I-140 and I-485.
  • Prepare forms such as, H-1B, I-140, AOS and PERM.

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9. Data Entry

high Demand
Here's how Data Entry is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepared documentation for attorney review and data entry.
  • Facilitated and managed client intake process, including data entry by input and edit new cases in the SAGA System.
  • Greeted clients, data entry; answered calls, special errands, and processed and delivered incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Performed data entry of account and legal information.
  • Performed data entry for new computer system.

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10. Support Letters

high Demand
Here's how Support Letters is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted specialized support letters detailing eligibility for visa classification and immigration benefits
  • Created extensive support letters in preparation of border petition packages.
  • Prepared immigration documents and wrote specialized support letters for H-1B, L-1/2 and adjustment of status applications.
  • Drafted H-1B, L-1A and L-1B visa applications including forms and support letters for filing.
  • Assist in case processing (forms, support letters and Firm Correspondence).
  • Specialize in crafting creative and persuasive support letters to include in petitions.

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11. Bankruptcy

high Demand
Here's how Bankruptcy is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted and filed motions for relief from stay and orders for relief from stay for bankruptcy cases on behalf of creditors.
  • Drafted and filed motions in Chapters 7, 13, and 11 bankruptcy cases for the state of California.
  • Utilized electronic court filing system to file bankruptcy pleadings(CM/ECF).
  • Reviewed bankruptcy plans to determine course of legal action for clients.
  • Drafted and filed Motions for Relief in bad faith bankruptcy cases.
  • Communicated with clients periodically to provide them with bankruptcy case updates.
  • Interviewed clients for filing Bankruptcy.
  • Analyzed and input all client information for bankruptcy cases into Bestcase.

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12. Phone Calls

high Demand
Here's how Phone Calls is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Answer phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages.
  • Answer incoming telephone calls and direct call traffic to the proper person.
  • Communicated with Foreign Nationals via phone calls and email.
  • Receive and place telephone calls.
  • Booked all travel, and reservations (breakfast, lunch and dinner) -Handled all incoming and outgoing phone calls.
  • Answered phone calls and dealt with consumer response issues along with possible I.D theft and scams.
  • Maintained client contact by responding to e-mails and phone calls in a timely manner.

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13. Medical Records

high Demand
Here's how Medical Records is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Utilized Labor & Industries database to analyze Department decisions, orders and warrants, vocational and medical records.
  • Drafted legal pleadings including Complaints, Discovery demands and Responses and subpoenas for medical records.
  • Assist attorneys in collecting information such as employment, medical records, accident report.
  • Ordered, analyzed and created chronologies of medical records and billings for clients.
  • Collected, requested, analyzed and organized medical records and billing records.
  • Request all medical records pertaining to client.
  • Conduct pre-investigations of case backgrounds and obtains necessary medical records/bills.

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14. Real Estate

high Demand
Here's how Real Estate is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Edited all documents regarding corporate and real estate, leases, loans, buy-sell agreements and related matters.
  • Serve as backup for Contract Administrators, real estate QA functions, and for Legal Entity Administrator.
  • Supported real estate, bankruptcy and litigation through the corporate department.
  • Drafted all final real estate closing papers and attended closings.

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15. Government Agencies

average Demand
Here's how Government Agencies is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Filed petitions and application with various government agencies.
  • File documents with government agencies and internally.
  • Drafted petitions, applications, and immigration documents Filed documents with government agencies Worked closely in a team environment

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16. Personal Injury Cases

average Demand

17. Visa Applications

average Demand
Here's how Visa Applications is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Facilitated visa applications and extensions for foreign nationals working in the tech industry.
  • Prepared and filed visa applications, including H-1B and L-1, in support of skilled foreign employee placement in the U.S..
  • Prepared letters/visa applications for clients for submission to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Oversee large volume processing of visa applications for Fortune 500 clients.

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18. Citizenship

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19. Immigration Law

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Here's how Immigration Law is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Trained by sole practitioner in all areas of immigration law (employment and family-based).

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20. Proofread

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Here's how Proofread is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Proofread client paperwork and organized documents for proper processing of case information.
  • Performed Page Checking, Black lining, Proofreading, Lien Searches, Due Diligence and assembled Bound Volumes.
  • Drafted, redacted & proofread correspondences, motions, briefs, & misc.
  • Proofread, translated, and edited English and Spanish legal documents.
  • Edit, proofread and record cite check pleadings.
  • Researched precedents, checked citations, proofread documents.
  • Proofread and edited Patent Applications.

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21. I-485

average Demand
Here's how I-485 is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted forms for Adjustment of Status applications including I-485, G-325A, I-131 & I-765.

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22. Client Files

average Demand
Here's how Client Files is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Handled moderate volume of copying, faxing, storing/ retrieving client files.
  • Prepared client files for attorneys' request.
  • Prepare and maintain client files.
  • Created and maintained client files for attorneys Performed receptionist duties.

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23. L-1

average Demand
Here's how L-1 is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepared case assessment of H-1B, L-1, TN, and E nonimmigrant visa petitions.

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24. Corporate Clients

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Here's how Corporate Clients is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepared and filed visa petitions and labor certification applications for large corporate clients with United States government agencies.
  • Prepare non-immigrant visa petitions for corporate clients.
  • Corresponded with corporate clients and foreign nationals.
  • Assembled petitions and appications for nonimmigrant and immigrant visas on behalf of Fragomen's corporate clients.

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25. Insurance Companies

average Demand
Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Corresponded all relevant case information to multiple insurance companies.
  • Communicated directly with insurance companies.
  • Mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, Insurance Companies and court officials.
  • Drafted letters to new clients and insurance companies for notice of representation.
  • Communicate with insurance companies to properly set up claims.
  • Assist preparing documents and research Provide information and assistance to clients and insurance companies

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26. E-3

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27. Immigration Status

average Demand

28. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Assisted with trial preparation, managed trial exhibits and prepared trial notebooks.
  • Conduct trial preparation including witness lists, exhibits and trial binders.
  • Managed calendar and prepped attorneys for depositions and pre-trial conferences including trial preparation.

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29. High Volume

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Here's how High Volume is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Handled and processed a high volume of telephone calls and emails and responded to all client requests.
  • Handled pressing deadlines and a high volume of cases in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Work in an intense and high volume environment that is very time sensitive.
  • Drafted a high volume of petitions to be sent to U.S.

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30. Client Data

low Demand
Here's how Client Data is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Interviewed individuals seeking assistance with issues involving immigration, and compiled client data into service database.
  • Maintained client database and case management system
  • Contacted clients regularly through email and telephone to provide case updates and to obtain client data.
  • Managed and maintained 5 attorneys' case load and client database.
  • Organized case files, imputed client data into main database.
  • Assisted clients with completing immigration forms via email Utilized Excel spreadsheets to gather and systematize client data
  • Maintained the firms client databases, which keeps track of all essential foreign workers information.

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31. New Clients

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Here's how New Clients is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Managed client relations and intake of potential new clients.

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32. Notary

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Here's how Notary is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Provided notary services to clients.

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33. Federal Courts

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Here's how Federal Courts is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • File documents with state and federal courts.

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34. Attorney Calendar

low Demand

35. L-1B

low Demand
Here's how L-1B is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted L-1A and L-1B Blanket visa petitions and L-1 visa extension petitions for various Foreign Nationals working for ExxonMobil.
  • Drafted L-1B petitions and PERM Audit responses.

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36. L-1A

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37. Client Interviews

low Demand
Here's how Client Interviews is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Handled all client interviews, drafted and answered all discovery in civil suits.
  • Coordinate multifaceted office functions from motions, drafts, research and client interviews.

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38. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Work closely with attorneys preparing for trial, mediation or arbitration by creating Powerpoint presentations.

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39. Processing Requirements

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Here's how Processing Requirements is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Maintain a current knowledge of procedural and processing requirements for various types of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications.
  • Learn procedural and processing requirements for non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions

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40. Scheduling Appointments

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41. Pacer

low Demand
Here's how Pacer is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Monitored and reviewed bankruptcy cases through the dockets and reading motions filed in different courts using PACER.
  • Trained and experienced with software: CaseAware, LPS, Pacer, ECF, and LenStar

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42. Government Forms

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Here's how Government Forms is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Case preparation: government forms and letters, and construction of documents for foreign consular applications.

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43. Law Firm

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Here's how Law Firm is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Assisted in the production of a virtual law firm whereby attorney and client interact via internet
  • Acted as a liaison between other law firms, businesses, and the U.S.
  • Coordinated research and prepared correspondence for the law firm.
  • Serve as support to the law firm.

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44. EB-1

low Demand
Here's how EB-1 is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Assisted with preparation and filing of various EB-1 petitions.

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45. Travel Arrangements

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Here's how Travel Arrangements is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Supported senior Partner with scheduling, travel arrangements, appointments, depositions, hearings and trials.
  • Make travel arrangements for attorneys.

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46. I-130

low Demand

48. Oversaw

low Demand

49. Billable Hours

low Demand
Here's how Billable Hours is used in Assistant Paralegal jobs:
  • Monitored billable hours, authorized overtime, expenses and validated vendor invoices.

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50. I-131

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20 Most Common Skill for an Assistant Paralegal

Legal Documents18.4%
Status Reports9.7%
Paralegals8.7%
Foreign Nationals8.6%
Non-Immigrant Visa6.4%
Court Hearings5.5%
Uscis4.6%
I-1404.3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Assistant Paralegal

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Legal Documents
Legal Documents
13.1%
13.1%
2
2
Status Reports
Status Reports
6.9%
6.9%
3
3
Paralegals
Paralegals
6.2%
6.2%
4
4
Foreign Nationals
Foreign Nationals
6.1%
6.1%
5
5
Non-Immigrant Visa
Non-Immigrant Visa
4.5%
4.5%
6
6
Court Hearings
Court Hearings
4%
4%
7
7
Uscis
Uscis
3.3%
3.3%
8
8
I-140
I-140
3%
3%
9
9
Data Entry
Data Entry
2.6%
2.6%
10
10
Support Letters
Support Letters
2.5%
2.5%
11
11
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy
2.4%
2.4%
12
12
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
2.3%
2.3%
13
13
Medical Records
Medical Records
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Real Estate
Real Estate
2.1%
2.1%
15
15
Government Agencies
Government Agencies
1.9%
1.9%
16
16
Personal Injury Cases
Personal Injury Cases
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Visa Applications
Visa Applications
1.8%
1.8%
18
18
Citizenship
Citizenship
1.7%
1.7%
19
19
Immigration Law
Immigration Law
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Proofread
Proofread
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
I-485
I-485
1.4%
1.4%
22
22
Client Files
Client Files
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
L-1
L-1
1.3%
1.3%
24
24
Corporate Clients
Corporate Clients
1.3%
1.3%
25
25
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
1.3%
1.3%
26
26
E-3
E-3
1.3%
1.3%
27
27
Immigration Status
Immigration Status
1.3%
1.3%
28
28
Trial Preparation
Trial Preparation
1.3%
1.3%
29
29
High Volume
High Volume
1.2%
1.2%
30
30
Client Data
Client Data
1.2%
1.2%
31
31
New Clients
New Clients
1.1%
1.1%
32
32
Notary
Notary
1%
1%
33
33
Federal Courts
Federal Courts
1%
1%
34
34
Attorney Calendar
Attorney Calendar
0.9%
0.9%
35
35
L-1B
L-1B
0.9%
0.9%
36
36
L-1A
L-1A
0.9%
0.9%
37
37
Client Interviews
Client Interviews
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Processing Requirements
Processing Requirements
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
Scheduling Appointments
Scheduling Appointments
0.8%
0.8%
41
41
Pacer
Pacer
0.8%
0.8%
42
42
Government Forms
Government Forms
0.8%
0.8%
43
43
Law Firm
Law Firm
0.8%
0.8%
44
44
EB-1
EB-1
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
Travel Arrangements
Travel Arrangements
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
I-130
I-130
0.7%
0.7%
47
47
Legal Cases
Legal Cases
0.7%
0.7%
48
48
Oversaw
Oversaw
0.6%
0.6%
49
49
Billable Hours
Billable Hours
0.6%
0.6%
50
50
I-131
I-131
0.6%
0.6%

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