We are happy to announce that our Immigration Paralegal, Carmen Stevens, will have a new role, she is now officially JAMLAC’s Department of Justice Accredited Representative! The DOJ’s recognition allows non-attorney staff to provide competent legal immigration representation to clients. This will increase the Immigration Department’s capacity to provide services to more clients.
The difference and impact will be life-changing for the clients who need pro bono immigration legal services and, in the past, might have been turned away for capacity issues.
Carmen was accredited at a previous position but had to go through a long reapplication when she came to JAMLAC.
In the future, JAMLAC envisions other staff getting the accreditation and increasing the capacity.