01:20 Personal History
Early Life (Family & Education)
07:30 Military/Army Experience
13:00 Leaving Military And Law School
15:05 Post-Law School & Starting the Practice of Law
16:40 Starting Your Own Practice Tips
17:20 The Importance of Having A Business Plan
19:40 Sonia's Area's Of Practice (Family, Removal Defense, U & T Visas, VAWA Petitions)
20:45 Dealing With The Pressures of T/U/VAWA Cases/Clients
24:45 Becoming A USCIS Adjudications Officer
28:20 Experience As A USCIS Adjudications Officer w/ Tips
43:15 Running A Solo Practice
Marketing. Whether To Use Yelp? Using Avvo.com
50:15 Case/Issues In Sonia's Practice That Are On Her Mind
57:15 Meditation Techniques Sonia Uses To Help Deal With The Pressures Of Practicing Law
About Sonia Figueroa, Esq.
Ms. Figueroa is an attorney with a varied background. Born of immigrant parents, she left the United States to live in Korea for almost ten years, during which time she learned about some of the difficulties in being an immigrant. As a veteran of the armed forces and a former U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) adjudications officer, she is familiar with the bureaucracy of the federal government and strives to ensure that all of her clients receive the individualized care that they deserve. Her mission is to take a genuine interest in her clients, understand their goals and meet their expectations in a timely and efficient manner. She will work to maintain the highest ethical standards and foster a culture of open communication with clients and colleagues.
Her focus is immigration, primarily involving family applications, removal defense and T/U/VAWA petitions. This is a growth area of the legal field due to the ever-changing landscape that is immigration policy and the anticipation that some form of immigration reform can be expected in the near future, which will increase the demand for knowledgeable representation.
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