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Paola Martinez
Paralegal

Chicago

One North Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

F 312-759-5646

OVERVIEW

Paola Martinez
Paralegal

Chicago

One North Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

F 312-759-5646

Paola Martinez always knew she wanted to work in immigration law. While such work can certainly be challenging and sometimes emotionally charged, Paola takes pride in the fact that she is helping foreign nationals and their families through the immigration process.

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Paola Martinez always knew she wanted to work in immigration law. While such work can certainly be challenging and sometimes emotionally charged, Paola takes pride in the fact that she is helping foreign nationals and their families through the immigration process.

Paola Martinez always knew she wanted to work in immigration law. While such work can certainly be challenging and sometimes emotionally charged, Paola takes pride in the fact that she is helping foreign nationals and their families through the immigration process.

While the rules and regulations are ever-changing and evolving in this area of the law, Paola is a dedicated paralegal who does her best to take each foreign national’s case – primarily engineers, physicians, architects, and analysts – as it comes and move it through the relevant processes, efficiently and effectively.

Paola is detail-oriented and particularly skilled in case management. She is thorough regarding dates, timelines and follow-ups, which benefits the attorneys and clients with whom she works.

She handles virtually all matters of visas and permanent residency filings, including H1Bs, H3s, F1s, J1s, L1s, O1s, TN and student visas. She is also knowledgeable about paths for securing permanent residency through employers and with family-based visas and immigration work by which families are coming in through their spouse (which involves getting business-based visa approvals). She handles requests for evidence as well.

Paola, who is bilingual, is a first-generation Mexican-American. Her language skills allow her to create an even more personal connection with some of her clients; she is able to communicate with them in their native language, which allows them to be more at ease and comfortable with her and with the process.

Paola joined Barnes & Thornburg with experience assisting attorneys with a range of matters, specifically in the areas of corporate, immigration and family law. In those roles, she prepared family-based immigration petitions, deportation petitions, materials for Visa classifications and U Visa, and related affidavits, motions, memorandums, and briefs for individuals, families and victims of crimes.

Additionally, she handled e-filings for notices, certificates of service, notice of motions, as well as intake and follow-ups for and directly with clients. She also assisted with translations.

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