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I practice both Immigration and Nationality Law and Social Security Disability law.
As to the immigration field, I represent people in removal (deportation) proceedings. I also assist small businesses in obtaining professional visas such as H-1Bs or L-1s for their employees. I represent applicants for political asylum, and religious workers and individuals at all stages of the naturalization process. Finally, I help people who wish to bring their family members to the United States.
In the Social Security field, I represent disabled individuals at administrative hearings and in federal court.
In both areas I have taken cases to the federal court and up through the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. I have listed a couple of the cases in my profile.
I am the secretary and past president of the SL (Second Life®) Bar Association (www.secondlife.com). The picture in the profile is a picture of my law office on Second Life. If you have access to Second Life, you may find my office here:
Languages spoken: English, Hebrew
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I have known and worked with Geri for years. I highly recommend her as an immigration or social security lawyer. She is a smart, personable and thorough. She is particularly knowledgeable about asylum, withholding and removal proceedings.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Specilist, Immigration||State Bar of California||1997|
|Attorney||Law Office of Geri N. Kahn||1995 - Present|
|Attorney||Jewish Family & Children's Services||1998 - 2005|
|Attorney||Jewish Family & Children's Services||1991 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Second Life Bar Association||Secretary||2013 - 2013|
|Second Life Bar Association||Vice President, Finance||2007 - 2009|
|Benica Chamber of Commerce||Member||2006 - Present|
|Hadassah||Member||2006 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Member||2005 - Present|
|Solano County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|California State Bar||Member||1990 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Gutierrez v. Apfel||Remanded back to the SSA|
|Gutierrez v. Barnhart||Granted and reversed|
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|Circuit 9 Inc., conference materials||Immigration Issues in Social Security cases||2008|
|University of San Francisco School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of California - Santa Cruz||Politics||Other - Bachelors||1985|
|Presentation at Mission Neighborhood Health Center||Immigration Law||2013|
|Immigrating to the United States||Immigration Law||2013|
|Circuit 9 19th Annual Meeting for Experienced Social Security Practitioners||Update on Immigration Issues for Social Security Disability Practitioners||2009|
|Basics of Immigration Law||Basics of Immigration Law||2009|
|2009 Law Firm Management Seminar||Lawyers and Legal Issues in Second Life and Beyond||2009|
|Labor and Employment Law 2008 Mid Year Meeting of the Technology in the Practice and Workplace Committee||Promises and Perils of Living in a Virtual World||2008|
|Hadassah General Meeting - Vallejo chapter||Jewish and Israeli sites on Second Life||2008|
|Circuit 9 18th Annual Meeting for Experienced Social Security Practitioners||Immigration Issues in Social Security Cases||2008|