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Irene Arfaras Steffas

Irene Arfaras Steffas

Practice areas:

Immigration, Adoption

About Me

Languages Spoken: Greek

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Immigration: 70%
    30 years, 500 cases
  2. Adoption: 30%
    31 years, 500 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Michael Christian Urbina-Pabon

    I endorse this lawyer. She is a very knowledgeable attorney who cares deeply for her clients.

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    Michael Urbina-Pabon Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Josie Redwine

    I endorse this lawyer. Irene's knowledge of immigration and adoption law is unsurpassed.

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    Josie Redwine Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

4343 Shallowford Road, H-1
Marietta, GA, 30062

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199406/07/2015
FLMember in Good Standing198405/07/2015
TXInactive 198410/11/2012

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Angel in AdoptionCongressional Coalition Adoption Institute2007
President's AwardAmerican Academy of Adoption Attorneys2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Accredited Entity - Incoming & OutgoingSteffas & Associates, P.C.2012 - Present
AttorneySteffast & Associates, PC2007 - Present
AttorneyIrene Steffas, P.C.1995 - 2007
AttorneyIrene M Arfaras, PA1986 - 1995
AssociateKrug, Berman & Silverman1984 - 1986

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaAttorney Member1994 - Present
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysFellow1993 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Georgia chapter)Attorney Member1987 - Present
Florida BarN/A1984 - Present
State Bar of TexasAttorney Member1984 - 1994

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Breach of Duty of CandorNBC accepts our response and approves case
In re Adoption of D.J.F.M., 643 S.E.2d 879, 284 Ga. App. 420 (Ga. App., 2007)Case was reversed and remanded to trial court in favor of Petitioners.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Federal LawyerThe Hague Adoption Convention and Its Impact on All Adoption2010
The Int'l Adoption SourcebookIntercountry Adoptions2008
Adoption Law: Practice & Procedure for 21st CenturyFederal Laws & Regulations Governing Intercountry Adoptions2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
S. Texas College of LawN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Webinar on Children's ImmigrationIntercountry Adoptions & Hague Convention2013
GA-AL AILA conferenceAvoiding Heart Break in adoptions by relatives2013
AILA webinarHabitual Residence and the Hague Convention2013
Adoption LawSolving Obstacles to Int'l Adoptions2013
Spring Conference of AILAIntercountry Adoptions & Immigration2012
local news in SCConsular Processing for adopted child in Mexico2012
Immigration IssuesIntercountry Adoption2012
AILA's Annual ConferenceThe Grand Ol Orphan and Other Adoptions2012
Meeting with Kygyzstan's SenatorsUS Safeguards to Intercountry Adoptions2009
Human Rights Hearings by Kazakhstan OmbudsmanIntercountry Adoptions2007
US Implementation of the Hague ConventionIntercountry Adoptions: US perspective2006
World Congress on AdoptionUS Intercountry Adoptions2003