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Saima Qureshi
Total Earnings
JD Other American University 2014
University at Albany, SUNY 2011 Bachelors Russian
Legal Aid Society
| Law Clerk
Worked directly with clients on several cases, assisted attorney with elder law issues, drafted wills, assisted lawyers in home visits to elderly clients, communicated with clients about their cases, performed intake work with new clients
Office of the Public Defender
| Legal Extern
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Mar 2014
Researched cases and statutes, engaged in discovery work, conducted interviews with clients, assisted in courtroom proceedings
Law Offices of Irena I. Karpinski
| Legal Intern
01 Sep 2013 - 01 Nov 2013
Worked on family and employment based visa applications, performed legal analysis on behalf of clients, assisted in *212 waivers, used specialized software to prepare immigration cases, communicated with clients, assisted in client interviews, organized case files, worked with paralegal and other attorneys on immigration matters, prepared cases for new clients
US Department of State Foreign Service Institute
| Consular Training Division Intern
01 Jan 2013 - 01 Mar 2013
Drafted training material for consular officers, edited training materials including power points and website content, managed and provided technical support for a survey of consular officers in 200+ embassies and consulates, used Excel to analyze the survey data, participated in training future consular officers, updated the FAM (Field Adjudicator's Manual), managed the website used to train and advise consular officers
Catholic Charities Esperanza Center
| Law Clerk
01 Aug 2012 - 01 Nov 2012
Helped staff attorneys file several successful applications for VAWA relief and U visas, worked with law enforcement agencies on behalf of clients, communicated with clients, arranged VAWA and U visa applications, conducted legal research on immigration issues, assisted in a community event informing potential clients about DACA relief (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) LANGUAGES French- Intermediate, Russian- Intermediate
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Activities & Interests

I like jogging and hiking for fun. My other interests are international politics, history, biology, physics (what little of it I can understand), and computer science. For reading I usually like classics, Stephen King, or non-fiction.

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