Attorney Jocelyn Cortez is a dedicated advocate for clients facing all types of immigration matters. Attorney Cortez’s family immigrated from El Salvador when she was a child, and she understands the difficulties facing foreign nationals as they seek entrance and legal residency in the United States. She has extensive knowledge of the various laws and processes of immigration law and serves her clients with caring and effective legal counsel no matter the circumstances of their cases.
Attorney Cortez graduated magna cum laude from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and then earned her Juris Doctor from the prestigious James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. She is licensed to practice law by the Nevada State Bar and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is a member of a number of professional legal associations and served as the President of the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association for 2012.
Attorney Cortez has given numerous free seminars in the community on the basics of immigration law and has participated in free workshops to encourage young people to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Don’t hesitate to contact the firm or visit their website to learn how Attorney Jocelyn Cortez’s proven representation can benefit your case.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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Jocelyn Cortez is one of the most respected immigration attorneys in Las Vegas. She is in high demand in the Hispanic community because of her Spanish language ability and also her understanding of the complex immigration laws. She is always insightful in her understanding of her client's problems and works very diligently to help them. I highly recommend her.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyers - Immigration||Desert Companion Magazine||2014|
|Featured Woman Attorney||Women in Law Magazine||2013|
|Las Vegas Immigration Attorney||De Castroverde Law Group||2011 - Present|
|Lawyer||England Law Office||2007 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Eighth Judicial District Court||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN)||Board of Trustee member||2016 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Las Vegas Latino Bar Association||Past President||2007 - Present|
|Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys||Member||2007 - Present|
|Nevada Justice Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Women's Research Institute of Nevada, UNLV||Community Advisory Board Member||2014 - 2016|
|Nevada Lawyer||Legacy in the Making: The Las Vegas Latino Bar Association||2013|
|University of Arizona College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Nevada-Las Vegas||English Literature||Undergraduate||2003|
|Continuing Legal Education class||"Don't Get Lost In Translation: Best Practices for Representing your Spanish-Speaking Client"||2015|
|Ralston Reports||Unaccompanied Minors at the U.S.-Mexico Border||2014|
|Latino Bar Assoc. luncheon||Unaccompanied Minors at the U.S.-Mexico Border||2014|
|Ralston Reports||New law allowing undocumented individuals to qualify for Driver’s Authorization Documents with the DMV||2013|
|10 Immigration Law Myths Dispelled||Immigration||2012|