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   The Immigration Paralegal: Who, What, Why and
   Golden Opportunities 

    Entering the Specialty - What You Need to Know

What You Will Learn

Have you ever thought about switching specialties and don't quite know which one will make you happy?

This session, conducted by a senior level immigration paralegal explains the requirements for entry; responsibilities; rewards; market conditions and earning potential for this highly specialized specialty. If you are bored, stagnant, itching for a change, or just looking to add to your skill set, the immigration specialty just might be for you!

What We Will Cover

  • What is Immigration Law?
  • What does an immigration paralegal do?
  • How to get your foot in the door in the immigration field
  • Type of skills needed to work in a law firm
  • Various fields to work in the immigration field
  • Common types of visas in employment based immigration 
  • Forecast of where immigration is headed in the future and how to maximize your earning power.
Your Speaker

Gilda Avila is a paralegal at a well-known law firm in downtown Chicago.   She has extensive knowledge in the immigration field dealing with business and family immigration law. Gilda’s prior experience consisted of working with international students, exchange visitors, J-1 visa physicians, international volunteers, and human resources at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Ms. Avila is a member of the Illinois Paralegal Association and earned a B.A. in English from Roosevelt University prior to attending Loyola University’s Institute for Paralegal Studies in Chicago in 2011. In her free time, Gilda enjoys running and indoor rock climbing. You can reach her on LinkedIn or

When originally recorded

May 13, 2015
1 hour

Pricing Options
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