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I am an Immigration Attorney for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid's Refugee Immigration Project. We assist refugees, asylees, and parolees with adjustment of status (residency/green card), naturalization (citizenship), family reunification, etc.
I have an intense interest in the growing need for immigration-related services in the Jacksonville community and am striving to work with others in the community to address that need.
I never imagined myself in public service as I have a deep passion and appreciation for business (I know, non-profits are businesses, too - but I think you get what I mean), but I cannot express how much I love public service. Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. is aligned with my personal views in that this organization is not about entitlement for people, but about empowering the people.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2008||08/31/2016|
|Adjunct Professor||Florida Coastal School of Law||2012 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||Jacksonville Area Legal Aid., Inc.||2008 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyer Association||Pro Bono Chair for Central Florida Chapter||2012 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyer Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2013|
|University of North Florida||N/A||Master of Business Administration||2006|
|Southern Clinical Conference||The “Citizenship Day” Project - redefining citizenship for lawyers, law students and the community through a collaborative service learning project.||2014|
|CLE||Nuts and Bolts of Successful N648s||2012|
|2012 Equal Justice Conference||Client Relationships and Ethics in Immigration Cases||2012|
|Child Exploitation and Sex Trafficking: Finding Local Solutions||Special Immigrant Juveniles||2010|
|“PRO BONO YOU CAN HANDLE” –Use Your Skills To Help A Jacksonville Child In Need||Special Immigrant Juveniles||2009|