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Polly Abbott Webber

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Immigration

Polly Webber

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Immigration: 100%
    38 years

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Contact Info

Executive Office for Immigration Review

120 Montgomery St, Ste 800

San Francisco, CA, 94104-4311

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197702/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent Rating 1985 to 2011Martindale-Hubbell2011
The Best Lawyers in America 1991 - 1995N/A1995
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell1995
Women of Achievement Award Nominee 1991, 1993Women's Fund1993
Pro-bono Award 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993Lawyers Committee for Urban Affairs1993
Juliette Low World of People AwardGirl Scouts of Santa Clara County1992
Pro-bono AwardLegal Aid Society of Santa Clara County1990
Recognition for Outstanding ContributionsCenter for Human Rights and Constitutional Law1989
Pro-bono AwardN/AN/A
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who LegalN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Immigration JudgeExecutive Office for Immigration Review1995 - Present
AttorneyWebber & Associates1981 - 1995
AttorneyWebber & Lofgren1980 - 1980

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Economic and Social OpportunityBoard Member1993 - 1995
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNational President1989 - 1990
State Bar of CaliforniaCertified Specialist in Immigration Law1988 - 1995
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNational Officer1985 - 1990
Santa Clara University School of LawAdjunct Professor of Law1980 - 1984
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1979 - 1995

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The RecorderPROFILE: “Adjudicating Aliens, Polly Webber presides over immigration cases with an eye toward compassion, tough scrutiny”2000
The Transnational Lawyer, Law Journal of McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Volume 12, Number 1Book Review, Citizens, Strangers, and In-Betweens: Essays on Immigration and Citizenship, 1998, by Peter H. Schuck, Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law, Yale Law School1999
San Jose City TimesPROFILE: “Immigration Lawyer Keeps the Golden Door Open,”1995
Winning in Federal and Immigration Courts, Mid-Year"Exclusion Procedures,"1993
Immigration Briefings"Strategies to Avoid Labor Certification"1993
Immigration and Nationality Law, 1993 Annual Conference of American Immigration Lawyers Association."Wage Issues in Employer-Sponsored Immigration: Analysis and Recommendations,"1993
Immigration and Nationality Law, Annual Conference of American Immigration Lawyers Association"Strategies for Employers: Training Workers in the United States,1991
The Business JournalPROFILE: “’Best Lawyers’ — by the Book,”1991
High Technology Careers Magazine.PROFILE: “Five Women of Power and Influence in Silicon Valley"1990
Practicing Law Institute"Recent Developments at the INS,"1990
Selected Writings: Immigration and Nationality Law in Transition, American Immigration Lawyers Associations"Strategies for Employers on Nonimmigrant Working Visas,"1990
San Jose Post Record“Legal Aid Honors [Polly] Webber, [Hon. Don] Edwards for Help to Poor,”1990
Los Angeles Daily JournalPROFILE: “The New AILA President Describes her Goals,”1989
The RecorderPROFILE: “Leader in Immigration Law Seeks Respect for Specialty,”1989
San Jose Business Journal“Firms May Face New Barriers to Hiring Foreign Professionals,”1988
San Jose Business Journal“Complying Employers Need Not Fear Immigration Law,”1988

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawlawJuris Doctor1976
Univ of California BerkeleyMathematicsA.B. Cum Laude1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual, Mid-Year, Regional and Local Conferences of the American Immigration Lawyers Associationvarious immigration law topics 1981-20072007
Annual Conference, American Immigration Lawyers AssociationSocial Group Nexus in Asylum Adjudications; Withholding of Removal Topics2007
California Chapters Conference, American Immigration Lawyers AssociationImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2006
Annual Conference, American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMock Trial2006
Stanford University Inaugeration of Immigration Law ClinicCongratulatory Remarks, Immigration Law2005
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Symposium on Immigration LawTrends in Immigration Law1993
University of Texas, San Antonio Immigration and Nationality Law CoferenceImmigration Law1990
Tulane University Immigration and Nationality Law ConferenceImmigration Law1990
Practicing Law Institute Conferences on Immigration Lawvarious immigration law topics 1988-19901990
Immigrant Legal Resource Center Immigration and Nationality Law Seminarnaturalization1990
State Bar of California Annual Conferences - variousvarious immigration law topicsN/A
Santa Clara County Bar Association Continuing Legal Educationvarious immigration law topics, various conferencesN/A
San Francisco Lawyers Committee for Civil RightsTips on Preparing Asylum Applications for Immigration CourtN/A
Federal Bar Association Immigration Conferencevarious immigration law topicsN/A
East Bay Community Law Centervarious immigration law topicsN/A
California Employment Development Departmentimmigration lawN/A
American Association of University Womenvarious immigration law topicsN/A