As lawyers, we believe in doing our part to achieve social justice by helping those in greatest need. And in the immigration law field, we are in a fortunate position to help foreign nationals achieve their American dreams. We understand giving back to the community is a pleasure, and is also our obligation.
Rose Hernandez is the Supervising Attorney at the naturalization clinic of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC), which is the largest immigrant and refugee-led organization in Tennessee. Both Rose Hernandez and Milen Saev regularly volunteer with the TIRRC’s Welcoming Tennessee Citizenship Clinic to assist indigent permanent residents apply for U.S. citizenship. Rose Hernandez also provides pro bono (free) assistance at Casa de la Cultura Latinoamericana, an innovative program for cultural and education integration with a multicultural outreach. We both also volunteer with the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association’s Military Assistance Program, which is a special program providing free immigration assistance to members of the U.S. Military. In recognition of her outstanding public service contributions, Rose Hernandez was a Finalist for the Mary Catherine Strobel’s Volunteer Service Award in April 2015.
Our immigration practice is also focused on sustainability. We take full advantage of the latest technology developments to substantially reduce our resource footprint while efficiently tracking reminders, deadlines and priorities. It isn’t that we do not use paper at all – in the legal field paper cannot be avoided completely. But we use vastly less paper than the traditional law firm. We use digital files (backed up of course!) rather than paper copies of cases we have filed. This allows us to communicate with clients more efficiently, find documents more easily, and pass savings on to our clients.