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Ritu Goswamy

Ritu Goswamy

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

I have devoted my career to helping those who need representation the most. With a strong background working with immigrant populations, I strive to defend immigrant rights and assure that their voices are heard.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Immigration: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    Yukie Tokuda Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

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    Smart. Dedicated. Caring.

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    Daniel Shanfield Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Holistic Legal Services

2136 The Alameda, Suite 1B
San Jose, CA, 95126-1143

Holistic Legal Services

520 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200002/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AILA Santa Clara Valley ChapterAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2015
AILA Santa Clara Valley ChapterAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2014
AILA Santa Clara Valley ChapterAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2013
AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter ChairAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2012
AILA Santa Clara Valley Chair ElectAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2011
AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter SecretaryAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2010
AILA Santa Clara Valley ChapterAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2009
AMA Leadership ScholarshipLeader to Leader Institute2007
Equal Justices Works FellowshipEqual Justice Works2006
Berger Memorial FellowshipAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2006
Access & Fairness Leadership ScholarState Bar of California2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Interim Staff AttorneyCitizenship Employment & Training2010 - 2010
Directing AttorneyThe Law Office of Ritu Goswamy2008 - Present
Senior Associate AttorneyDaniel Shanfield Esq. & Associates -- Immigration Defense2008 - 2008
Director of Legal ServicesHomeboy Industries2006 - 2008
Pro Bono AttorneyLawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area2005 - Present
Senior AttorneyLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley2003 - 2006
Project AttorneyThe Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center2001 - 2002
Child Welfare WorkerAlameda County Social Services2000 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAILA Santa Clara Valley Immediate Past Chair2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAILA Santa Clara Valley MCLE Coordinator2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Santa Clara Valley chapter)AIC Ambassador2011 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Santa Clara Valley chapter)Chair2011 - 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapter)Law Student Liaison2010 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Santa Clara Valley ChapterChair Elect2010 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Santa Clara Valley ChapterSecretary2009 - 2010
Friends of Master Gardeners of SCCBoard Member, Secretary2009 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Santa Clara Valley ChapterPro Bono Liaison2008 - 2011
South Asian Bar Association of Northern CaliforniaMember2008 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2008
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2006

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Terminated Removal ProceedingsRemoval Proceedings Terminated
U Visa GrantedU Visa Granted
H1B GrantedH1B Visa Granted

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Avvo Legal GuidesNaturalization: Becoming a U.S. Citizen2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJuris Doctorate2000
Boston CollegeSocial WorkMaster of Social Work2000
Barnard CollegePsychologyBachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Court Community Leadership and Liaison ProgramImmigration Law2012
AFTA Annual ConferenceThe Effects of Immigration Policy and Practice: The Pervasiveness of Experienced Violence2012
Court Community Leadership and Liaison ProgramImmigration Law2011
Grillo Public Interest RetreatSocial Justice Entrepreneurs2006
Pathways to JusticeHolistic Legal Services2005
Numerous EngagementsEmployment LawN/A
Numerous EngagementsSpecial EducationN/A