The Tulsa County Bar Association held its 27th Annual Free CLE Seminar late last week, and the Fry & Elder presence at the event was strong.
Fry & Elder immigration law attorney Lorena Rivas held the featured speaking position – 1:00-1:50 p.m. – and her presentation “Mythbusters: Dispelling the Myths in Immigration Law” was well received by attorneys and legal personnel throughout the Tulsa area.
The accomplished immigration attorney dispelled 10 myths in regards to Oklahoma immigration law including:
- A foreigner who is lawfully in the U.S. doesn’t have to worry about their immigration status
- Deferred sentences and expungements are never seen by immigration officials
- Someone who has been living in the U.S. for many years and has been U.S. citizen children can’t be removed
- An employer can easily petition for someone to be able to remain in the U.S.
“I chose this topic to try to clarify some questions attorneys and people may have about immigration law, especially now because immigration is such a hot topic in the current presidential administration and political climate,” Rivas said.
Rivas has become authority figure in Oklahoma immigration law and her Fry & Elder immigration law practice is flourishing.
Earlier this month, Rivas traveled to Washington D.C. to take part in the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s National Day of Action. Rivas was there to advocate for immigration law reform in the U.S., and had a personal meeting with U.S. Representative Tom Cole. She also spoke to U.S. Senators James Inhofe and James Lankford, along with U.S. Representatives Frank Lucas, Markwayne Mullin and James Bridenstine.
Professional development and continuing legal education has long been a point of emphasis for Fry & Elder and its attorneys. In March, Fry & Elder partners M. Shane Henry and Aaron D. Bundy attended the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers® 2017 Midwinter Meeting & Seminar in New Orleans, while Rivas was at the Trial Lawyers College 2017 Georgia Regional Seminar: Direct Examination the same weekend.
“We’re always looking to improve and get better here,” Henry said. “It’s a concept that Lorena and all the other attorneys here at Fry & Elder buy into, and it has allowed us to grow as a firm.”
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The growth that Henry alluded to is evident in both the current stature and size of the firm. Fry & Elder now has a presence in Western Oklahoma with Oklahoma City offices. The firm now also has 12 practicing attorneys who concentrate on family law, criminal law and immigration law.
Fry & Elder’s accomplished staff of attorneys includes the Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa for 2016, the 2016 Oklahoma Family Law Attorney of the Year by the Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section, five attorneys who have garnered Super Lawyers® accolades, four attorneys who are AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and three of the past four Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section Chairs. Contact Fry & Elder today to speak to an elite and accomplished Oklahoma trial lawyer.
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