Can a Lawyer Obtain a TN Visa?

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Who qualifies for a TN Visa: Lawyer?

An individual must have Mexican or Canadian citizenship and possess one of the following in order to qualify for TN visa status under the occupational category for Lawyers:

  • Bachelor of Laws degree (L.L.B.)
  • Juris Doctor degree (J.D.)
  • Civil Law degree (L.L.L.)
  • Bachelor of Civil Law degree (B.C.L.)
  • Licenciatura degree (five years), or
  • Membership in a state or provincial bar

What duties can a TN Visa holder perform?

Lawyers holding TN visas may perform the same sorts of duties as any other lawyer. While United States immigration authorities set no strict standards for lawyers possessing a TN visa, many perform the following functions:

  • Provide representation to clients in a courtroom setting
  • Communicate with judges, paralegals, and other parties involved in a given case
  • Prepare and file crucial legal documents
  • Interpret laws and work for the benefit of their clients
  • Gather and present evidence on behalf of their clients

In what fields can a TN status lawyer work?

Again, United States immigration authorities set no restrictions on where a lawyer with TN status can work. However, many lawyers find themselves working in the following fields:

  • Bankruptcy law
  • Business law
  • Constitutional law
  • Criminal law
  • Employment and labor law
  • Entertainment law
  • Estate planning law
  • Family law
  • Immigration law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Personal injury law
  • Tax law

If you have any further questions about the TN visa process, or you’d like to work as a lawyer here in the United States as a foreign national, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today. We are here to help. Speak with an employment immigration lawyer if you have any further questions.

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