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Maria del Carmen Ramos Invited to Serve on the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Distance Learning Committee

TAMPA, FL – The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, is pleased to announce that that Tampa Partner Maria del Carmen Ramos has been invited to serve on the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Distance Learning Committee. The committee will focus on developing the programs for AILA's 90-minute audio and web seminar programs held generally on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year. The committee will be in charge of drafting the program topics and selects speakers for over 65 seminars and approximately 15 – 20 podcasts. The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

Maria devotes a substantial portion of her practice to counseling clients on immigration and related employment issues. In particular, Maria has extensive experience helping employers obtain H-1B and E visas, as well employment-based green cards, on behalf of foreign workers employed in specialty occupations. She also helps companies that have global operations obtain L-1 visas on behalf of their foreign-based employees so they can transfer to the United States. In addition to helping employers obtain visas for foreign workers, Maria routinely conducts audits for clients to ensure they are complying with their obligation to verify their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States. Earlier this year, Maria was voted a Tampa Top Lawyer in Immigration Law by Tampa magazine.

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