Attorney Rebekah Grafton has been certified as a North Carolina Immigration Law Specialist by the NC Bar Association. This means Attorney Grafton has met all of the certification requirements and was certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization on November 19, 2018.
More about the ‘North Carolina State Bar Legal Specialization’
According to the NC State Bar Legal Specialization website, “…many lawyers limit their practices to certain areas of law. However, a lawyer may not claim that he or she is a “specialist” unless the lawyer is certified as a specialist by the North Carolina State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization or a certifying organization that has been approved by the American Bar Association. See Rule 7.4 of the Revised Rules of Professional Conduct of the North Carolina State Bar.”
The NC State bar certifies lawyers as specialists “…to protect the public by providing relevant, truthful, and reliable information to consumers of legal services. Certification helps consumers to identify lawyers who have experience and skill in a certain area of practice. Certification also helps lawyers by encouraging them to improve their expertise in particular areas of practice and providing them with a legitimate way of informing the public and other lawyers of this expertise.”
The entire team at Fay & Grafton is proud of Attorney Grafton’s accomplishments and congratulates her on her success.
For more information, please visit the NC Specialists website here.
Fay & Grafton is proud to announce the firm was just named “one of the Top 3 Immigration lawyers in Raleigh, NC” by ThreeBestRated.com.
According to ThreeBestRated.com, “Three Best Rated was created with a simple goal to find you the top 3 local businesses, professionals, restaurants and health care providers in your city. We display only businesses that are verified by our employees since customers deserve only the best”. Businesses can not pay to be included in this list.
For more information on the inclusion criteria for this award, please visit Fay & Grafton’s profile on threebestrated.com.Read More
Attorney Rebekah Grafton has been selected to lecture at the 2018 AILA-Carolinas CLE on Sept 21st 2018.
According to the AILA website, “The AILA-Carolinas CLE: Hot Topics in Immigration Law is a full day CLE program on Friday, September 21, 2018 at The North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, NC. The CLE is designed for introductory and advanced immigration practitioners in various trending USCIS topics. Panelists will speak in a variety of topics that are relevant to today’s ever-changing political climate within the practice of immigration law”
Attorney Grafton will be speaking about Practice Management Ethics to a wide group of immigration attorneys and professionals.
About the American Immigration Lawyers Association – Carolinas Chapter
Organizer of AILA-Carolinas September 21, 2018 CLE: Hot Topics in Immigration Law
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of more than 14,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 39 chapters and over 50 national committees.
For more information, please visit the AILA website.Read More
Fay & Grafton is proud to announce Attorney Rebekah Grafton’s inaugural inclusion into the SuperLawyers ‘Rising Stars’ list for 2019.
The selection process alone sets apart attorneys who have been peer nominated. According to SuperLawyers.com, “Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Since Super Lawyers is intended to be used as an aid in selecting a lawyer, we limit the lawyer ratings to those who can be hired and retained by the public.”
Fay & Grafton congratulates Attorney Grafton for her persistence and hard work she does every day on behalf of her clients.
For more information into the inclusion criteria for this award, please visit Rebekah Grafton’s profile on SuperLawyers.comRead More
Fay & Grafton law firm is pleased to announce Attorney Rebekah Grafton was nominated as… “one of 30 Honorees being recognized as one of the “Leaders in the Law” by the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly magazine and the Elon Law program”.
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly will host the seventh annual Leaders in the Law awards event in September 2017. We will honor legal professionals licensed and practicing law in the state of North Carolina, who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community. These honorees represent the most influential individuals within our state’s legal community.
For more information & to review the selection/inclusion criteria regarding the ‘Leaders in the Law’ professional award, please visit the NC Lawyers Weekly Website here: Leaders in the LawRead More
It has been a busy weekend since the Executive Orders were signed and our country is seeing some of the immediate implications, particularly relating to the 90 day travel ban for immigrants from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya. Due to the expansiveness of the Order, we are advising anyone who is a national of any of the seven countries not to travel, even if they are lawful permanent residents or dual citizens.
There have been legal battles fought across the country as immigrants with previously issued visas, as well as lawful permanent residents, are being held at airports across the country and are being prevented from boarding their flights to the United States. The federal courts have issued various restraining orders, some limited in their scope and jurisdiction, to prevent the enforcement of parts of the Executive Order. Specifically, in the Eastern District of New York, a temporary injunction was signed on Friday night preventing the deportations of individuals arriving from these countries. In Massachusetts, an injunction was signed that applies only to Boston-Logan Airport preventing deportations, but also requiring the CBP advise the airlines that they should not be preventing passengers from boarding their flights into that airport. In Washington DC, an order was signed ordering access to counsel. Reports from across the country have surfaced, however, that these judicial orders may not be being followed. A press release from the administration itself states that the Executive Order will be enforced. In a third paragraph, it does indicate that judicial orders will be followed, however, it contradicts other statements within the press release. There are additional judicial challenges developing and if you or anyone you know has been deported or refused entry based on the Executive Order, please contact our office so we can put you in touch with the organizations who are coordinating the efforts in federal court.
In addition to the impact seen at our airports, Department of State has also indicated that anyone in the process of pursuing an immigrant visa who is from one of the seven countries may not attend their visa interviews. It is unclear at this time whether cases filed within the United States will also be affected. If you or someone you know has a pending case with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, is awaiting a visa interview abroad, or has had his or her interview cancelled, please contact an immigration attorney so that your case can be included in the coordinated effort to combat this Executive Order.
As we have seen the expansiveness with which the Executive Order relating to refugees has been interpreted, we expect similar stances relating to the other two Executive Orders issued. In light of that, we are advising everyone who is not a citizen of the United States and who has a pending criminal or traffic matter to speak with an immigration attorney. As local and state enforcement officials are coordinating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, any minor charge may lead to immigration enforcement efforts. Additionally, due to the possibility of Expedited Removals, where an immigrant can be deported without seeing an Immigration Judge, anyone who is undocumented needs to carry evidence of two years of presence in the United States. If you have any questions about how these orders may affect you, please contact an immigration attorney for advise specific to your case.Read More