Cases & Deals

Permanent residency status and employment authorization secured for young Montenegro cello player

Clients Cello player

Under the guidance of partner Leslie Overton, a team of Jones Day associates worked for more than two years to secure permanent residency status and employment authorization for a young cello player from Montenegro who was arrested on immigration charges after her Au Pair agency failed to renew her student visa. Judge Paul Wickham Schmidt granted the petition for lawful residency on September 8, 2008 and administratively closed the removal proceedings on September 18, 2008. Jones Day's role in the case is part of a larger effort, in conjunction with the Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition, to provide pro bono representation to immigrants that have been detailed by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services department.