We are a firm that is dedicated exclusively to the practice of U.S. immigration law. This is because immigration is what we are passionate about and because it is a very specialized, complex, and ever-changing area of law. Our office is focused on helping you or your loved one live and work in the U.S. legally. Whether you wish to petition a family member living abroad, adjust your status from temporary immigrant to Lawful Permanent Resident, or are facing deportation before an Immigration Judge, we are committed to your goal.
At the Law Office of Paula Joachin we understand the difficult situation you or a loved one is in and we are here to help. Our staff will give you the personal attention you deserve. To us, it is very important that you fully understand the legal implications of your case. We will guide you through the entire process step-by-step after carefully considering all your options. Our clients can expect to be informed regularly on the status of their case or any changes in the law that may affect them. We believe communication, honesty, and respect are essential to the Attorney-Client relationship and we make these the pillars of our practice.
Our law office understands that choosing an immigration lawyer is an important decision to make. Ms. Joachin has years of experience in immigration matters and has worked with the various immigration agencies, the immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Our office has represented detained and non-detained clients throughout Southern California, including San Diego, El Centro, Los Angeles, and Lancaster. We are members of the American Bar Association, the California State Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Our lawyers are admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, the Southern District Court of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Our office understands that one is not always financially prepared to hire a lawyer. It goes without saying that legal fees can be costly. At the Law Office of Paula Joachin we believe that finances alone should not be the reason you do not obtain quality representation. With this principle in mind, we offer our services at reasonable cost. Because we generally work with flat fees you will know at the outset of your case what your legal fees will be. If you are experiencing financial hardship, we offer an installment payment plan to meet your needs. It is our goal to make legal representation in your case accessible to you.
Paula has worked with both detained and non-detained clients throughout Southern California. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric and Spanish Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. During her undergraduate career she volunteered at The East Bay Sanctuary where she assisted undocumented persons seeking asylum protection. In law school, she interned at the Employee Rights Center and at the office for the Alternate Public Defender. A graduate of California Western School of Law, Paula attended law school for the sole purpose of becoming an immigration attorney. As an immigrant herself she understands first-hand the struggles that immigrants face on a daily basis.
Her passion is to help undocumented persons remain in the U.S. and avoid the harsh consequences of deportation. She volunteers with the ABA Immigration Justice Project, where she helps indigent persons on a pro-bono basis. In her free time, she enjoys San Diego’s beaches and spending time with friends and family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
American Bar Association
State Bar of California
San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Areas of Practice
At the Law Office of Paula Joachin, we know that a careful understanding of immigration law and procedure is critical. As an immigrant herself, Attorney Paula Joachin understands the need for immigrants to be knowledgeable about the law. She works closely with her clients to ensure they are informed about all aspects of the case, while keeping in mind the overall goal that best serves the client. Her areas of practice include:
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