February - 2014 - issue > Attorney Spotlight

Expertise in Immigrants' Rights

Ramon Trujillo
Monday, February 10, 2014
Ramon Trujillo
Starting law school, Ramon Trujillo envisioned himself doing immigration law, and although his interests changed at some point, working for an immigration practitioner while in law school re-ignited his dream.

While his career took off pace, Trujillo still finds himself recalling one particular employment based case that he worked on, for a former employer, during law school. The client's visa application was being denied for not fitting closely into the law, a result of unimpressive work from his previous attorney. Detail oriented approach and research enabled Trujillo and his client get everything approved and walk out of the situation as winners.
However, Trujillo believes that a lot has changed on the Immigration landscape since he began practicing. The passage of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the recognition of same sex marriages, the passage of stateside waiver program are some of the areas where prominent changes took place necessitating attorneys to keep up-to-date with the changes in the law.

"As important as it is to constantly expand one's knowledge, keeping an open mind for future challenges is of great significance as well. "Client expectations of lawyers" abilities and expertise have changed over the years and as such one of the bigger challenges remains with how notaries or immigration consultants are dealt with. The unauthorized and often fraudulent practice of law affects all immigration practitioners," says Trujillo.

In the years spent in Immigration law, Trujillo expresses that the most important lesson that he has learned is to treat clients, other attorneys, and everybody else with respect and humility.

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