I sincerely believe that no person is illegal and that we need immigration reform to resolve a broken system. I consider immigration law to be a calling as part of a deeply held religious belief in the concept of Tikkun Olam, which in Hebrew means repair the world. No human has the right to tear apart families united by God and we must work within our legislative process and judicial decisions to change our immigration laws in an orderly process.
From 2009 through 2014, I served as an officer on the Executive Committee of the DC/MD/VA chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (including president) and am active in several immigrant rights organizations. I was a charter member of the Maryland State Bar Immigration Law Section and have served on the Advisory Council for seven years. I regularly speak to groups and write letters to public forums to educate the American public that immigration is not a dirty word.
I am currently a liaison between the Baltimore USCIS District office and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
I teach immigration law at Stevenson University as an Adjunct Professor, teaching the next generation of paralegals and professionals why immigration law is integral to our society.
I self financed 100% of my education through four degrees in night school while working full time during the day. I therefore have a strong appreciation and affinity for self directed clients who seek a better life for themselves and their families. We are a team and your immigration issues are my issues.
We are all immigrants or descended from immigrants.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Service||American Immigration Lawyers Association||2008|
|Community Service Award||Pikesville Seventh Day Adventist Church||2008|
|Partner, Founder||Rourke & Rosenberg LLC||1998 - Present|
|Associate||Judith N Ludwic & Associates||1995 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||National Transformation Committee||2014 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawers Association (Washington DC Chapter)||Executive Committee||2009 - Present|
|Maryland Immigrant Rights Coalition||Member||2008 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Immigration Law Committee||Advisory Counsel||2007 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section||member||2005 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Assoc||member||1996 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)||Chair||2013 - 2014|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)||Chair Elect||2012 - 2013|
|Amercan Immigration Lawyers Association Washington DC Chapter||Vice-Chair||2011 - 2012|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington, DC chapter)||Secretary||2010 - 2011|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington D.C. chapter)||Treasurer||2009 - 2010|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington D.C. chapter)||Immigration Court Liaison||2007 - 2008|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington D.C. chapter)||Baltimore CIS District Office Clearinghouse Liaison||2005 - 2007|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington D.C. chapter)||Liaison,Maryland Dept Labor LIcensing and Regulation||2003 - 2005|
|Maryland Bar Bulletin||Who's Your Mommy and Other Naturalization Questions||2013|
|University of Baltimore School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Baltimore||Legal Ethics||MA - Masters||1982|
|University of Baltimore||Jurisprudence||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|Fundamentals of Immigration Law With The Experts||Naturalization By The Experts||2012|
|Maryland State Bar Young Lawyers Meeting||Family immigration||2011|
|African Restorative Justice & Other Conflict Mediation Approaches Conference||Human Trafficking - Crime and Violence Against Women||2011|
|MSBA Solo Day Conference||Family immigration||2010|
|MSBA Annual Conference||The Abused, Enslaved & WIdowed Immigrant||2010|
|Maryland State Bar Association Solo Conference||The Impact of Immigration on Family Law||2010|
|Court training for New Immigration Attorneys||Immigration Litigation Techniques||2010|
|American Immigration Lawyers Assoc Annual Conference||Day Coordinator||2010|
|MSBA 2009 Annual Conference||Immigration - Chair of Section Conference Presentation||2009|
|The Latest in Business Immigration||Temporary Visas And PERM||2008|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association Fall Conference||Immigration - Chair of Conference||2008|
|AILA Annual Chapter Conference||Family Immigration||2007|
|Our Human Rights Cable TV Show||Domestic violence and Immigration Issues||2006|
|AILA Annual Chapter Conference||Difficult Marriage Cases||2006|