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March 7, 2014
Forever Family Fundraiser Sponsor

STERN Law proudly sponsored fundraiser for the children of Forever Family at Atlanta’s finest craft brewery, “Monday Night Brewing.”

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March 5, 2014
Atlanta Bar Criminal Law Section, Luncheon Moderator

Attorney Jessica Stern serves as Moderator for a discussion on State to Federal Practice with criminal defense colleagues in Atlanta.

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February 28, 2014
“Returning Residents”: Have you Abandoned your Status?

Attention “Returning Residents”: Many U.S. lawful permanent residents travel freely to and from their home country, but beware: those who remain abroad for more than one (1) year without permission from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), are generally considered to have abandoned U.S. residency and are subject to loss of Lawful Permanent Resident […]

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December 8, 2013
Rally to Stop ICE and Inspire Us All

  As a solo practitioner, I am more able to dedicate time to causes and efforts that I believe are important. On Tuesday of this week, I was honored to participate in the Rally Against ICE Deportations at the Atlanta Immigration ICE Building. Amazingly brave men and women, most of whom were undocumented, put their […]

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December 8, 2013
11th Circuit Chipping Away at Relief for Immigrants?

In removal (deportation) proceedings in Immigration Courts across the country, STERN Law and other immigration lawyers fight against anti-immigrant policies and laws every day. An example of such a policy is the southern states’ refusal to accept a criminal state court Judge’s ruling when it benefits the immigrant. Routinely, permanent residents and undocumented immigrants are […]

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August 16, 2013
DOJ to Reduce Mandatory Sentences for Non-Violent, Drug Crimes

Will our Clients in Georgia Courts See a Change? Finally, with Monday’s announcement by Eric Holder, we have a public acknowledgment by our country’s top law enforcement official that the War on Drugs and its policies, implemented since the 1970’s, have failed. Holder went further than to offer an empty statistic. He basically stated that […]

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May 5, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court rules Padilla Not Retroactive

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions In Atlanta, and across the country, representing clients in immigration removal proceedings with criminal convictions can be tricky. The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Chaidaz v. U.S., _____ U.S. _____ (2013), is bound to make things even trickier. Far too often, we come across the non-citizen client who has […]

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April 23, 2013
No Deportation for Small Amount of Marijuana

A man here in Georgia was stopped by the police who then found 1.3 grams of marijuana Little did he know that he would soon face deportation for this small amount of marijuana. Georgia has limited tolerance when it comes to drugs, and the State believed the man possessed marijuana with the intent to distribute […]

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