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Immigration Monthly

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Salt Lake City

We will be attending AILA's 2005 Annual Conference in Salt Lake City next week. If you plan to attend, we invite you to stop by our booth (#710) where copies of the 2005-2006 editions of:

  • THE PERM BOOK by Joel Stewart
  • Patel's Immigration Law Library by PJ Patel
  • Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine and R. Blake Chisam
will be available for you to browse. At our booth, we will host "Meet The Authors", where you can personally meet with distinguished scholars Joel Stewart, P.J. Patel, and R. Blake Chisam. For more information about the books, see here. We look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City.


Article

Attorney, Know Thyself: An Interview With Angelo Paparelli
Teresa Talerico interviews noted immigration attorney Angelo Paparelli and learns that in his early days as an attorney, he had briefly considered leaving the profession.


News

CRS Report On Social Security Benefits For Noncitizens
The Congressional Research Service released a report discussing current policy and legislation on social security benefits for noncitizens.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York-based Immigration Law Firm with heavy entertainment based practice seeking paralegal experienced in Non-immigrant visa matters including O & P Visas, H & L Visas. Minimum 3 years experience required. High-pressure position with great potential for the right individual. Submit your resume to Jeffrey Gabel by email at: Jgabel@law-immigration.com or by fax: 212-695-3008.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), CIS, DHS, is seeking an experienced attorney with demonstrated experience in immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD) in Washington, D.C. Each attorney will serve as an advisor to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws. The ALD handles legal matters related to all aspects of immigration benefits. ALD attorneys review regulations, policy memoranda, and field guidance for legal sufficiency. ALD attorneys also provide litigation support to the Department of Justice in federal lawsuits involving USCIS regulations, adjudications, practices, and/or policies. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three years of post-J.D. experience. They must submit a cover letter that demonstrates the specific skills, experience, and interests that qualify them for the position. Deadline: Applications must be received by the closing date/time of 5:00 pm Eastern Time on July 5, 2005. Applicants also must submit: (1) A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position (2) A current resume (3) Two writing samples. Submit to Ian Hinds, Deputy Chief of the Adjudications Law Division at Ian.Hinds@dhs.gov. For complete information, see this attachment.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown NYC-based immigration law firm has opening for business paralegal. Firm forms strategic partnerships with corporate clients providing outstanding counsel in the areas of complex H-1B visa matters, PERM based permanent residency cases, as well as investor, intracompany transferee, extraordinary ability and national interest waiver petitions. Clients range from small to medium sized companies, as well as individuals, and the firm offers counsel in English, Japanese, Hindi, Gujarati, Nepali, and Croatian. We are currently searching for a business immigration paralegal, with responsibilities including preparation of: business immigration visa petitions, labor certification applications and permanent residency applications. This position will also handle daily tasks associated with the practice. Candidates must clearly understand immigration process; must be detail oriented and have excellent writing skills. Candidates must be able to work well in a document intensive environment. 2+ years minimum employment-based immigration experience and bachelor's degree required. Paralegal certificate preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer. Send resume to: immjobsnow@hotmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Law Offices of Ron Katiraei, an expanding immigration law firm with a focus on employment based visas, is accepting applications for a paralegal with minimum of 5 years experience in handling and preparation of employment-based visa-petitions such as L-1, H-1B, O-1, E-1-2, TN and other corporate-employment based visas. Full-time position is based in Jackson Heights, NY. We require excellent interpersonal and writing skills as well as good knowledge of computer and case management system. Send your resume, cover letter + salary requirements in confidence to: katirlaw@aol.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Alcala Law Firm, PC a small international law firm in Salt Lake City, is seeking an experienced immigration paralegal to work directly with two immigration attorneys. Candidate must have at least five years of paralegal experience in immigration matters. Candidate must possess strong organizational, research, computer skills, and writing skills. Applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish, both spoken and written. An undergraduate degree is required. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, outstanding work environment, and comprehensive support to enable our paralegal to assume significant responsibility, including contact with clients. Collegial, open office with a professional family atmosphere. Please cover letter and resume to: james@alcalaimmigration.com.

Labor Certification Advertising/Recruiting
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit www.adnet-nyc.com, or email us at information@adnet-nyc.com. Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


comingsNgoings

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Submit Your Announcement
comingsNgoings was launched last year. So far, we have received announcements for the following: New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions, New Office Address, New Appointment, New Associate, New Attorney, New Partner. If you have a professional announcement (not limited to the above), that you wish to share with the Immigration Daily community, send your professional announcement to: editor@ilw.com. comingsNgoings announcements is a free service


Letters

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
The ramifications of granting another amnesty to illegal aliens are endless. First, you are sending a clear message that if you sneak in and stay long enough you will be rewarded. Second, you are telling everyone that we are a nation of laws yet those that break the laws jump ahead of everyone else who choose to abide by them. Finally, we are providing another way for terrorists to infiltrate our society permanently. I hope this doesn't happen.

Dr. No

Dear Editor:
Outsourcing to countries like India and China will be inevitable for international business. But something James C. Nolan, Esq. and Roshni Khattar, Esq. failed to address in their article (6-17-05 ID), for lawyers, outsourcing legal support services raises serious ethical issues that may violate Rules of Professional Conduct, which in California might include conflicts of interest (CRPC 3-300 and 3-310), fee sharing with a non-lawyer (CRPC 1-320), and most importantly, client confidentiality (California B&P Code 6068(e)), as well as other considerations of privacy and client identity security. My concern is that attorney-client privileged confidential information, like birth information, social security numbers, parents' names, etc., might be subject to identity theft, and confidential information about companies, like their gross and net revenues, number of employees, etc., would be shared with third parties who could sell that information. I don't trust providing confidential and personal identity information to people in countries that routinely do not honor confidentiality, privacy, copyrights, trademarks, etc. Even if the fine print of an attorney/client fee agreement contained language informing a client their confidential and personal information would be shared with third parties overseas, I wonder if the State Bar Ethics Committee would find that a disclaimer satisfactory to the attorney would sufficiently put the client on notice that their attorney/client confidentiality and personal information privacy is now down the toilet, and is in the hands of third parties in countries that may not adhere to basic ethical standards. Therefore, I continue to wonder if the outsourcing of legal support services is ethical, even with the permission of the client.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA


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