Greg McLawsen

Greg McLawsen

  • Immigration Law
  • Washington
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Summary

Greg McLawsen is a Washington State attorney practicing only immigration law. His practice uses technology and creativity to serve clients effectively and efficiently. Greg serves in the leadership of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and in the Washington State Bar Association where he leads the 900-member small practice section. Greg publishes nationally on a range of immigration law issues and is a regular presenter at lawyer education seminars.

Education
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
J.D. | Law
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Honors: J.D., with distinction - top 10%. Elmer J. Jackson Law Scholarship (merit-based.
Activities: President, Equal Justice Society, University of Nebraska School of Law Cofounder and Vice-President, Allies and Advocates for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Equality
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University of Washington School of Law
B.A. | Philosophy, psychology
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Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Sound Immigration
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Puget Sound Legal is a full service law firm practicing exclusively immigration law. We deliver the highest quality representation conveniently. Our virtual practice model allows us to accommodate your busy schedule. Meet with your attorney in person, and stay in communication through our secure online client portal.
Part-time Attorney
Seifert Law Offices
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Supported small immigration law firm with federal appeals, removal defense and family petitions.
Judicial Law Clerk
Kitsap County Superior Court
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Provided legal research and analysis for trial court judges on broad range of state law issues.
Immigration Treatise Writer
Immigration Law and Practice treatise
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Technical legal research and writing for the leading immigration law treatise.
Student Immigration Attorney
University of Nebraska Immigration Clinic
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Represented low-income noncitizens for family-based benefits and naturalization.
Law Clerk, Welfare Due Process Project
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest
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Supported class action litigation promoting fairness in public benefit programs.
Legal Research Assistant
University of Nebraska College of Law
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Legal research assistance for constitutional law professor, Eric Berger.
Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing
University of Nebraska College of Law
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Presented classroom instruction and individual mentoring on legal research and writing.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Is Google Voice the Right (Free) Choice for Your Firm?
Immigration Practice News
Model Practice Documents – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
American Immigration Lawyers Association; Immigration Practice Toolbox (4th ed.)
Window Cleaning, Wine Tasting... and Wills? Ethics of Attorney Marketing on "Daily Deal" Websites
Northwest Lawyer, Washington State Bar Association
American Indians Born in Canada and the Right of Free Access to the United States
Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Solo Attorneys: Who's Got Your Back? You Need Backup Counsel to Protect Your Clients and Yourself.
The Bar News (journal of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association)
Suing on the I-864 Affidavit of Support; March 2014 Update
Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Guide to the Kitsap County Courthouse, in WASHINGTON LAWYERS PRACTICE MANUAL
King Co. Bar Ass’n
Suing on the I-864 Affidavit of Support
Bender's Immigration Bulletin
The Contractual Duty to Support an Immigrant Spouse
The Legal Brief
The Contractual Duty to Support an Immigrant Spouse, in THURSTON LEGAL BRIEF
Thurston County Bar Association
Demonstrating Psychological Hardship; A Statistical Study of Psychology Evaluations in Hardship Waivers of Inadmissibility
16 BENDER’S IMMIGRATION BULLETIN 10
Waivers of Inadmissibility (as research editor), Sec. 63.12[1] in IMMIGRATION LAW AND PROCEDURE
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Awards
Annual Pro Bono Award
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington State chapter
Membership
Order of the Coif
(For top grade in each class listed)
CALI
Criminal Law, Mental Health Law, American Legal History, Intâl Human Rights Seminar.
Nebraska Moot Court Board
Senior Membership
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar
Chair, Solo and Small Practice Section
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Activities: Assist our 900 small firm attorney member with handling their finances, marketing, business decisions and growth. Help lawyers run practices that are efficient and user-friendly.
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Secretary, Washington State chapter
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Chair, Law Practice and Technology Committee, Washington State chapter
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Washington State Bar
Member, Future of the Profession Workgroup
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Member
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Washington State Bar Association
Licensed Attorney
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Treasurer, Washington State Chapter
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Washington State Bar
Chair Elect, Solo and Small Practice Section
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Immigrant Families Advocacy Project - University of Washington School of Law
Attorney mentor
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Activities: http://uwifap.wordpress.com/
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Washington State Bar
Young Lawyers Committee Liaison, Small and Solo Practice Section
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
New Members Div. Vice-Chair, Washington State chapter
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Kitsap County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
Continuing Leal Education Chair
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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9th Circuit
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Sound Immigration
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Sound Immigration
1201 Pacific Ave., Suite 629
Tacoma, WA 98402
USA