Would-Be U.S. Citizens Get Pro Bono Application Assistance from James Scott Farrin Attorneys

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For the third consecutive year, the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin’s Latino Outreach Committee will help sponsor and participate in citizenship workshops in the Triangle, April 9th and May 21st.

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin will, for the third consecutive year, co-sponsor and help provide free application assistance at local citizenship workshops in the Triangle area April 9th and May 21st.

The law firm co-sponsors these workshops in conjunction with the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, El Centro Hispano, Univision 40, and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ).

Many bilingual James Scott Farrin employees, including lawyers and paralegals, will be on hand to help applicants fill out applications for U.S. citizenship and help answer questions – free of charge.

Anabel Rosa, an attorney with the firm who is very active in the Hispanic/Latino community said, “We help citizenship-seekers fill out citizenship applications for free, saving them from $500 to $1,500 in attorney costs. We are not immigration lawyers. But many of us have immigrated to America, ourselves, and we appreciate the opportunity to help others become U.S. citizens.”

Founder and president of the law firm, James S. Farrin, holds this effort in high regard:

“There are thousands of folks living in the Triangle eligible to become citizens, but without the means and knowledge to do so. My own mother immigrated to America from Denmark as a young girl. Like those before and after her, she dreamt of becoming an American. As soon as she could, she passed the citizenship requirements and fulfilled her dream of becoming a U.S. citizen. I can think of nothing more patriotic than helping cultivate new citizens, and I am proud of the work we do toward this.”

Over the past three years, the firm has co-sponsored four citizenship workshops, helping to fill out and file more than 150 applications.

“This is such an exciting time for immigrants to become citizens and participate in our democracy. So many diverse perspectives among voters helps make America strong,” added Farrin attorney, Gabe Talton, who is the chairman of the continuing legal education efforts associated with the April workshop.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION:

U.S. CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP, SATURDAY, APRIL 9

To register, you must first call: 1-888-839-8682
Time: Workshop begins at 9 a.m.
Location: North Carolina Advocates for Justice Building
1312 Annapolis Drive, #115
Raleigh, NC 27608

U.S. CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP, SATURDAY, MAY 21st

To register, you must first call: 1-888-839-8682
Time: Workshop begins at 9 a.m.
Location: El Centro Hispano (new location)
Lakewood Shopping Center
2000 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 26A
Durham, NC 27707

ABOUT THE LAW OFFICES OF JAMES SCOTT FARRIN

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 13 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, Wilson, and Winston-Salem. The firm’s 38 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Eminent Domain, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts, and Products Liability. Six of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations and an active employee matching donation program.

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