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Heather Poole - HEATHER L. POOLE, PC, Professional Law Corporation. Pasadena (Los Angeles County), CA, US

Heather Poole

Attorney at Law | HEATHER L. POOLE, PC, Professional Law Corporation

Pasadena (Los Angeles County), CA, UNITED STATES

U.S. Immigration Expert

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Biography

Heather L. Poole is a private immigration attorney and frequent public speaker on complicated family and marriage-based immigration topics. She helps immigrants keep their green cards despite marital breakups and successfully reunites couples who would otherwise face a devastating 10-year separation due to immigration imposed unlawful presence bars or other immigration barriers. She works one on one with individuals and families across the U.S. and the world.

Heather is a frequent public speaker at conferences and events for lawyers, social service and non-profit organizations, women's organizations, churches, schools, and more. She is a nationally published author on complex family-based immigration topics for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, various State Bar association magazines, mainstream newspapers, and is an adjunct faculty at Fullerton College where she teaches Immigration Law in the paralegal studies program. For a full bio, visit humanrightsattorney.com.

Industry Expertise (3)

Legal Services Elder Care Women

Areas of Expertise (2)

The Foreign Affair: Tips for Bringing Your Fiance or Spouse to the Us Legal & Practical Options for Abused Elder Immigrants

Accomplishments (19)

Super Lawyer: Rising Star (professional)

2012-06-01

Named by Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine Super Lawyer: Rising Star, considered in the top 3% of Immigration Attorneys under the Age of 40 in Southern California.

Super Lawyer: Rising Star (professional)

2011-06-01

Named by Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine Super Lawyer: Rising Star, considered in the top 3% of Immigration Attorneys under the Age of 40 in Southern California.

Super Lawyer: Rising Star (professional)

2010-06-01

Named by Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine Super Lawyer: Rising Star, considered in the top 3% of Immigration Attorneys under the Age of 40 in Southern California.

Super Lawyer: Rising Star (professional)

2009-06-01

Named by Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine Super Lawyer: Rising Star, considered in the top 3% of Immigration Attorneys under the Age of 40 in Southern California.

Super Lawyer: Rising Star (professional)

2005-06-01

Named by Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine Super Lawyer: Rising Star, considered in the top 3% of Immigration Attorneys under the Age of 40 in Southern California.

Pasadena Top Attorney (professional)

2012-11-01

Pasadena Magazine “Top 100 Attorneys” Designation for Excellence in Immigration Law

Pasadena Top Attorney (professional)

2011-11-01

Pasadena Magazine “Top 100 Attorneys” Designation,

Los Angeles County Volunteer of the Year (professional)

2009-01-01

Recipient for volunteer work with the Los Angeles County Court System and LACBA’s Domestic Violence Project in the Pasadena Courthouse

Distinguished Alumna, California State Polytechnic University Pomona (professional)

2006-01-01

Distinguished Alumna, Cal Poly Pomona College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences, presented by the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association to honor outstanding achievement and prominence in a profession, service to the community, and support for the University through donated time and resources.

Commendation, National Domestic Violence Hotline (professional)

2005-01-01

For services provided to immigrant survivors of abuse

Commendation (professional)

2006-01-01

Given by Haven House, the oldest domestic violence shelter in the US - for volunteer work with Haven House to train hotline advocates on domestic violence issues faced by abused immigrants

VAWA Experts list (2005 to present) (professional)

2005-01-01

National Lawyers Guild – National Immigration Project

Treasurer, So Ca American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Chapter (professional)

2012-01-01

Board member of the 2nd largest chapter of immigration lawyers in the US

Secretary, So Ca American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Chapter (professional)

2011-01-01

Board member of the 2nd largest group of immigration attorneys in the US

National Publications Board, American Immigration Lawyers Association (professional)

2012-01-01

Advised and drafted article on proposed DHS changes in unlawful presence waiver processing on national board.

Chair, National New Member Division Steering Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (professional)

2012-01-01

Advised national AILA Board on activities, concerns, and liaison activity on all 33 chapters of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Editor, American Immigration Lawyers Association NMD E-News (professional)

2011-01-01

Edited and solicited articles for AILA's online magazine to attract, train, and retain new immigration lawyers to the association, organized Annual AILA national Conference "Taste of Nashville" Events with Expert Speakers

Referring Attorney (professional)

2003-01-01

Referring Attorney (on Recommended Referral List of Private Attorneys)
• San Pedro Legal Services (2003 – present).

Referring Attorney (professional)

2009-01-01

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (2009 – present);

Education (3)

New York Law School: Juris Doctorate, Law 2000

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona: Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Philosophy 1997

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona: Bachelors of Arts, History, History 1997

Named 2006 Distinguished Alumni, College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences, Cal Poly Pomona

Affiliations (3)

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Los Angeles Bar Association - Immigration Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association - Immigration Section Conference Speaker

Event Appearances (32)

Immigration 101: Family & Employment Immigration

Immigration 101: Family & Employment Immigration, Continuing Legal Education Seminar for Attorneys, LawReviewCLE.com., Riverside, CA   Riverside, CA

2012-07-16

No More Sails Into the Sunset - Resurrecting, Converting or Ditching the Joint 751

Conditional Green Card Removal Cases  Los Angeles County Bar and CLE, Los Angeles, CA

2012-11-26

Client Representation in Immigration Practice

Updated: Representing Individuals with Mental Disabilities in Immigration Court, Business Clients in the Removal Context, Detained Clients, and Clients with former Domestic Violence Allegations  American Immigration Lawyers Association, San Diego, California

2012-11-06

Legal Options for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Panelist representing the Los Angeles County Bar's Domestic Violence Project for City of Glendale's Film Screening of Loves Me, Loves Me Not  Los Angeles County Bar, Glendale

2012-10-23

The Evolving World of I-601 Waivers: Tips for Preparing your Client & your case

National Conference, "Taste of Nashville" Dinner with the Experts  American Immigration Lawyers Association, Nashville, TN

2012-06-11

US CIS Interviews & Tips on Presenting Complicated I-130/I-485/I-754 & Naturalization Cases, Panel

US CIS Interviews & Tips on Presenting Complicated I-130/I-485/I-754 & Naturalization Cases, Panel", with Guest Speaker Heather L Poole  Federal Bar Association, Memphis, TN

2012-05-17

Moderator & Speaker, "VAWA Adjustment: Updates and Emerging Issues

VAWA Adjustment: Updates and Emerging Issues Panel, Federal Bar Association National Conference  Federal Bar Association, Memphis, TN

2012-05-16

My Path to Immigration Law

Women's Herstory Annual Celebration  http://www.aila.org/, Pasadena, CA

2012-03-20

Immigration 101 Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Continuing Legal Education Seminar" for Attorneys  LawReviewCLE.com, Pasadena, CA

2012-01-23

Modern Marriage and Family Issues Before USCIS and on Appeal

2011 American Immigration Lawyers Association California Chapters Conference  American Immigration Lawyers Association, San Francisco, CA

2012-11-10

I-751 and Waivers: Removing the Conditions on Residency

Fundamentals Panel, 2011 National Conference  American Immigration Lawyers Association, San Diego, CA

2011-06-12

US CIS Interviews & Tips on Presenting Complicated I-130/I-485/I-754 & Naturalization Cases

Federal Bar Association National Conference  http://www.aila.org/, Memphis, TN

2011-05-12

VAWA Adjustment: Updates and Emergening Issues

Federal Bar Association National Conference   http://www.aila.org/, Memphis, TN

2011-05-11

Making Hardship Easy: Understanding the Grounds of Inadmissibility and Preparing Successful Waivers

Making Hardship Easy: Understanding the Grounds of Inadmissibility and Preparing Successful Waivers  Beverly Hills Bar Association, Beverly Hills, CA

2011-08-16

VAWA Basics for the Immigration Attorney

Heather L. Poole for the American Immigration Lawyers Association Southern California Chapter  Los Angeles, CA

2011-08-09

Hot Topics in Immigration Law

Annual Immigration Symposium  University of La Verne Law School's, Ontario, CA

2010-02-17

Immigration & Domestic Violence Law

Training for Los Angeles County Bar’s Domestic Violence Project  CLE, Los Angeles, CA

2009-09-29

From Birth to Marriage to Death: Handling Complex Issues in Family-Based Immigration

I-751 Waivers of Joint Filing   Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA

2009-04-02

Immigration Options for Victims of Domestic Violence

2008 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event  Shephard's Door Domestic Violence Resource Center's, Pasadena, CA

2008-10-22

One on One with Attorney Heather

Tabling at El Monte Rosemead Adult School as part of the 2008 Community Resource Fair  El Monte Rosemead Adult School

2008-09-17

Community Citizenship Clinic

Community Citizenship Clinic  hosted by Neighborhood Legal Services & NALEO, City of Industry, CA

2007-11-08

The Foreign Affair: Immigration Consequences of Marriage, Divorce & Custody

The Foreign Affair: Immigration Consequences of Marriage, Divorce & Custody  Pasadena Bar Association’s, Pasadena, CA

2007-12-30

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Immigrant Population

Annual Conference on Domestic Violence  Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services, Los Angeles, CA

2007-07-17

A Marriage to Save, Ditch or Escape? When to Opt for a Conditional Green Card Waiver

A Marriage to Save, Ditch or Escape? Knowing When to Opt for a Conditional Green Card Waiver  Orange County Bar Association's, Costa Mesa, CA

2007-03-30

Human Rights Problems in Our Own Backyard: The Legal Options Available to Abused Immigrants

Training for Project Sister's, hotline advocates  Project Sister, Pomona, CA

2006-07-23

Real-life Consequences: Media Coverage of Immigration

Cal Poly Pomona's Annual "Communications Day"  http://www.csupomona.edu/, Pomona, CA

2006-05-20

The I’Dos and Don’ts of Marriage-Based Immigration

Handle on the Law  KFI AM640, Costa Mesa, CA

2010-06-03

Immigration Options for Abused Immigrants

Glendale Commission on the Status of Women   Glendale Commission, Glendale

2009-09-29

Understanding the Route to Permanent Residency and Legal Status

“Discovering PCC Day”   Pasadena City College’s, Pasadena, CA

2006-08-05

U.S. Citizenship via Naturalization: Avoiding Denials, Heartbreak and Deportation Triggers

U.S. Citizenship via Naturalization: Avoiding Denials, Heartbreak and Deportation Triggers  Orange County Paralegal Association's, El Monte, CA

2007-06-24

Working with Immigrant Victims of Crime and Abuse

Project Sister Rape Crisis Center Hotline Advocate Training  projectsister.org

2011-11-14

The Legal Aspects of Domestic Violence: Immigration Law & Restraining Orders

Spring Training conducted by Attorney Heather L. Poole  Haven House, California

2009-03-20

Sample Talks (1)

The Foreign Affair: Immigration Options for the Love of Your Life

US immigration law can be complicated and screwing up a loved one's case can delay being reunited with your spouse, and worse, could result in a denial by a foreign consulate you have no right to appeal. This topic is great for the average consumer in love with a foreign fiance or spouse , family lawyers & lawyers, social service agencies that serve immigrants, wedding conventions, and more. Navigate the legal options, processing times, and reality of what's involved.

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0 to 1500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee
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