The legal consultant's main objective is to provide assistance in all the legal matters and advise in legal documentation, negotiations, contracts, etc. This professional is responsible for defending the rights and the legitimate interests of the party or the client he/she is working for. He/she is responsible for drafting and reviewing the legal filings and drafting technically correct opinions. He/she is responsible for maintaining client relationships and conducts new research work as well. The legal consultant may work in different areas and the duties of this professional will differ accordingly and as per the needs of the client, party or the organization he/she is working for. Let us see what are the key responsibilities that need to be handled by the legal consultant working on a visa project:
To communicate with the academic partners and conduct new research and draw from the existing research and reports that have been produced in house by the other resources as well.
To obtain expert support as well as feedback during the entire project so that the legal work procedures proceed without any interruptions.
To conduct in depth analysis of the available data that is available on temporary visa programs, labor abuses, visa regulations, etc., that are occurring in various visa programs and to address the key policy issues.
To finalize and draft the written summaries of the visa programs so that they can be published on the website.
To be involved in the planning and overseeing the dissemination of the summaries.
Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (labor law, partnerships, international ventures, corporate finance etc.)
Collaborate with management to devise efficient defense strategies
Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance.
Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations.
Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues.
Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust.
Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights.
Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces.
Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization.