On Friday, June 17, 2022, Maryland immigration attorney Tina Sharma will present a panel, “Using PERMs to Transition from Lesser Skilled NIV or Humanitarian Status to Permanent Residence,” at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) annual conference. The panel will discuss various issues related to permanent labor certification (PERM), which is the first step toward receiving an employment-based green card.
The panel will specifically explore how employers can sponsor individuals with certain non-immigrant or humanitarian visas and obtain the necessary certification from the Department of Labor (DOL) for them to obtain lawful permanent resident status.
AILA Annual Conference
The American Immigration Lawyers Association annual conference is the largest gathering for immigration legal professionals each year in the United States. The 2022 conference is the first in-person event since before COVID-19, and it will take place from June 15 to 18, 2022, at the Javits Center in New York City. AILA participants have access to many events, panels, and presentations, and there are scholarship opportunities available. The conference will also include a 75th Anniversary celebration of AILA and immigration professionals gathering to stay on top of new developments in the law to best serve their clients and communities.
About Attorney Tina Sharma
Attorney Sharma leads a law office that provides trusted immigration and family law services throughout Montgomery County, Maryland, and the Washington, DC, area. Sharma is admitted to practice law by the Maryland State Bar, Washington DC Bar, New Jersey State Bar, New York State Bar, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Sharma is a Martindale Hubbard AV top-rated attorney with a Preeminent rating as Peer Rated for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence. Sharma earned her Juris Doctor from Fordham University Law School and previously worked as a partner in the immigration sections of two top national law firms before entering private practice for family and immigration law. Sharma is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Maryland Bar Association.
Sharma and her legal team work to stay apprised of all changing policies and regulations impacting the immigration process in the United States so they can provide trusted immigration law representation to clients at all stages of the immigration process.
An Experienced Maryland Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Tina Sharma handles a variety of immigration matters for clients in the Silver Spring, Maryland, area. Some examples of cases Sharma handles include:
- Employment-based immigration
- PERM certification for employers
- Immigration for domestic violence victims
- Family-based immigration
- Non-immigrant visas
- Appealing immigration denials
- Deportation defense
The firm also handles various family law matters, including divorce, child custody, adoptions, and more. Anyone in the area who has any immigration or family law concerns should contact the law firm directly for a consultation.
Law Offices of Tina Sharma
8401 Colesville Road Suite 220
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