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I have been practicing immigration law for 27 years -- including for nonprofits, in private practice, teaching law school and paralegal courses and advising University scholars. I've been certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization for over 20 years, as a specialist in immigration law and have been selected as a California Super Lawyer in immigration law for many years. I supervised the immigration clinic at McGeorge Law School, as well as taught the immigration law course there. I also served on and chaired the California State Bar's Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission for over four years, developing and grading the immigration law specialization exam for California certified specialists, as well as reviewing each application for certification as a specialist in immigration law. For the past several years I have been an "Attorney of the Day" for the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, mentoring and answering immigration law related questions for attorneys and nonprofit accredited representatives nationwide on a weekly basis. I have also updated and edited immigration law treatises and manuals, including the National Lawyers' Guild/National Immigration Project treatise "Immigration Law and Crimes," ILRC's "Defending Immigrants in the Ninth Circuit," and have contributed articles and spoken on conference panels and in webinars for the American Immigration Lawyers' Association. I take selected private cases -- as my schedule permits. My focus is on family immigration, adjustment of status to permanent residency, consular processing, naturalization/citizenship, removal defense for LPRs (including LPRs convicted of certain crimes), advising clients and their criminal defense attorneys of the immigration consequences of plea bargains, VAWA, "U" visas, and selected employment related cases.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Ms. Block and I practice in the same area of law. I have found her answers to be insightful and of great help to the community. Her practical, direct, and knowledgable advice efficiently address the issues and provide guidance to the question asker. I highly endorse this lawyer!
Cheryl Smith Real Estate Attorney
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|Attorney||Law Office of Ann Block||1994 - Present|
|UC Davis SOL King Hall||N/A||law||N/A|
|Univ of Nebraska||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|