Poarch Law Deferred Action Clinic at Roanoke College

Roanoke College in conjunction with Poarch Law will host a pro-bono Deferred Action Clinic at Roanoke College. Student volunteers from Roanoke College will help undocumented immigrants prepare and mail applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a new program announced by the Obama administration and processed through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The clinic is part of a trifecta of events held by Poarch Law in conjunction with Roanoke College. In addition to the Deferred Action clinic, Christine Poarch will give an in-class presentation on October 23 about what life is like for a young immigrant in America. The presentation was given to students of Professor Rubongoya’s senior seminar “Global Migrations and Immigration Policy: Immigration, Refugees and Diasporas.”


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Christine Poarch to Speak on Panel at Roanoke College

Roanoke College will host a panel entitled “Living the DREAM: Deferred Action and Other Immigration Options for Children.” Panelists, including our own Christine Poarch, will discuss recent developments in immigration law including the effects of Deferred Action and similar immigration programs on the community, the workplace, and local families.

Living the DREAM: Deferred Action and Other Immigration Options for Children

Christine Lockhart Poarch to speak at Roanoke Bar Association CLE October 25, 2011.

On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, Christine will present a two-hour seminar on “Common Immigration Myths & FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions About Legal and Illegal Immigration.” The CLE Conference is sponsored by the Roanoke Bar Association and is open to both attorney and non-attorneys who are interested in the nuances of immigration law.

Roanoke Bar Association

Poarch Selected “Rising Star” by Virginia Super Lawyers Publication

Christine Lockhart Poarch was selected as a “rising star” in immigration law by Super Lawyers Magazine (Virginia 2010).

Superlawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. For more information on the selection process, click here, or to see Christine’s online profile, click below.

Selection Process

Christine’s Profile