To learn whether a lawyer can obtain a TN visa, please continue reading, then contact an immigration lawyer experienced in work visas today.
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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