This sponsored column is by Law Office of James Montana PLLC. All questions about it should be directed to James Montana, Esq., Doran Shemin, Esq., and Laura Lorenzo, Esq., practicing attorneys at The Law Office of James Montana PLLC, an immigration-focused law firm located in Falls Church, Virginia. The legal information given here is general in nature. If you want legal advice, contact us for an appointment.
Janice Chen., Esq. and Saran N. Cossman join The Law Office of James Montana PLLC!
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We’ve shared with you an insider’s view of the economics of our law practice, photos of Lawyers in Go-Karts, and sweet, sweet news about our new building. Now, we want to share more big news with you. Two new legal professionals have joined our practice: Janice I. Chen, Esq., and Sarah N. Cossman.
Janice Chen joins us from The Law Offices of Manuel Rivera, Esq., and Associates, where she distinguished herself as a litigator before the immigration courts. Janice brings huge new skills and competencies to our practice. Unlike our other lawyers — barred in Washington, D.C., New York, and Georgia, respectively — Janice is a member of the Virginia Bar, so we can now represent prospective Special Immigrant Juvenile applicants in Virginia State Courts. (We are very excited about this — helping children and teenagers is a big win for our practice.) Janice is also proficient in Mandarin, and so we will be able to welcome Mandarin-speaking clients in their own language.
Sarah Cossman is a student at American University Washington College of Law, and is not (yet) a licensed attorney. Her prior experience at the Capital Area Immigrant Rights Coalition and TRAC (an academic data tracker of immigration law — perhaps the gnarliest, dorkiest corner of our profession) positioned her well to help our clients, and she has already made important contributions as a researcher and legal assistant.
With Janice joining our office, we now have additional capacity to take on new immigration cases. Please feel free to make an appointment with her using this special link. Consultations at our office cost $200; if you hire us to represent you, we subtract that $200 from your bill.
Our office has a very old-fashioned pay and benefits policy. All employees are eligible for generous health insurance benefits, all employees instantly vest into our SIMPLE IRA with matching, and all salaried employees are eligible for four months of parental leave from Day One. We believe that these benefits help us to hire for the long term, and help our employees to do their very best for our clients.
Welcome, Janice and Sarah!
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🎉 Tonight, we invite you to the French Riviera, one of the most exciting places on earth – without ever boarding a plane! And celebrate Mardi Gras and the Carnival of Nice on French soil as we welcome you to a special evening at the Embassy of France!
From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.
Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.
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