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Alena Shautsova

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Immigration, Litigation, Asylum

About Me

I enjoy practicing law and helping people. I believe in justice, and equality. I work hard to help my every client, and to make sure that client knows that he/she is not alone.  I represent clients in Asylum, Deportation and Removal proceedings, Immigration Court, Appeals. I help them with Hardship waivers, green card applications, work and business visas, marriage petitions, work authorization, humanitarian parole, parole in place, and all other immigration challenges. You may visit my website http://www.shautsova.com for more information.


Another area of practice that I enjoy helping people in, is Employment Discrimination: sexual harassment, discrimination on religious grounds, race, age grounds, gender, pregnancy discrimination. Please visit our employment law website http://www.workharassmentattorneys.com/ to learn more.


I am a Russian speaking New York attorney, but my practice reaches far beyond language skills.


I can promise you a prompt response, dedication and hard work.

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Languages Spoken: Russian, English, Spanish, Mandarin, Belarusian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Immigration: 32%
    7 years, 156 cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 32%
    7 years, 21 cases
  3. Litigation: 31%
    7 years, 34 cases
  4. Asylum: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-375/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

115 total 

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Contact Info

NEW YORK IMMIGRATION LAWYER

2908A Emmons Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11235

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Cali Award for Business AssociationsThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2006
Edmund S. Muskie ScholarshipUSA Dept of State2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Alena Shautsova2008 - Present
LawyerUnited Nations and UNCHR Project in Belarus2002 - 2004

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Associationrepresentative to the United Nations Social and Economic Council2015 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionDistrict Representative for New York, District 42011 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationCo- Liaison to Section of International Law from YL2011 - Present
Special Committee on Immigration Representation of NYSBAMember2011 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionCo-editor Criminal Practice Management Committee Newsletter2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Luz Cardeno v. John Potter (Postmaster General of the United States of America)Plaintiff verdict for $33,000.00
Sankar v. City of New Yorkhttp://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/new-york/nyedce/1:2007cv04726/275018/55/
Schaub v. County of Olmstedhttp://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/minnesota/mndce/0:2006cv02725/84547/165

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
American Bar Association publicationWomen in the Profession and Professional Women2014
Electronically-in-Touch (NYSBA)Annual Meeting Recap2013
Web PublicationICE Agents Suing the Department of Homeland Security2013
Web PublicationHow Can Notario Fraud Impede Immigration?2013
Immigration PublicationProvisional Waiver Help For New York Families2013
Electronically-in-Touch (NYSBA)SANDY AFTERMATH: DISASTER LEGAL SERVICES IN NEW YORK2013
Electronically-in-Touch (NYSBA)Annual Meeting Recap2012
Electronically-in-Touch (NYSBA)Child Protection Status Act and Priority Date: 9th Circuit Rejects BIA Decision in Matter of Wang2012
Immigration PublicationChild Protection Status Act and Priority Date2012
Immigration PublicationMarriage to a US Citizen2012
Immigration PublicationWho is a Child for Immigration Purposes2012
Immigration PublicationCan I File My Asylum Application After the One Year Deadline?2012
Immigration publicationICE Continues to Crack Down2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawLLM2006
Belarussian State UniversityLawMaster of Jurisprudence2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ABA YLDMarketing For Young Attorneys2014
NYSBA Annual MeetingBridging the Gap2013
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionaAmerican Bar Association, YLD benefits2013
NYSBA Annual MeetingRepresenting Non US Citizens2012
American Bar Association, International Law SectionInternational Piracy Tribunal2012
International Law Student ConferenceLabor Law2005
International Student ConferenceLabor Law2004