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Yearly Archives from 2015

Giselle Carson Publishes "Plenary Power Under Review" in North Florida ACC Newsletter

Over 100 years ago, in the Chinese Exclusion Case, the SCOTUS set in motion a long line of cases that established the doctrine of consular non-reviewability. Under this doctrine, decisions regarding the admission of foreign nationals to the U.S. rest exclusively within the powers of the Legislative and Executive branches, with the Judicial branch lacking any authority to review such determinations. In February 2015, after the Justices’ winter break, the first case heard was on […]

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May Immigration Update

Shareholder Giselle Carson publishes the May Immigration Update. Beginning May 26, 2015, USCIS will begin accepting Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, on behalf of certain H-4 spouses. This will allow spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent residence status to apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).  Spouses eligible to apply for an EAD card include spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are the beneficiary of an approved I-140 petition or have […]

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Marks Gray, P.A. Launches New Sunshine Law Training Practice Area

Marks Gray, P.A today announced the firm’s newly created Sunshine Law Training Practice Area. Marks Gray Shareholder Edward L. Birk will head the new area of practice. Marks Gray is launching the new Sunshine Law Training Practice Area in response to Section 112.3142, Florida Statutes, which requires constitutional offices to complete four (4) hours of ethics training each year covering state ethics code, and Florida public record and meeting laws. Florida has one of the […]

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Lead Immigration Attorney Giselle Carson Publishes Article in Bar Leader

Marks Gray Shareholder and lead Immigration Attorney, Giselle Carson’s article, “Blissful tips for bar leaders from the 2015 BLI” appears in the American Bar Association’s May/June 2015 Issue of Bar Leader. Giselle attended this year’s ABA Bar Leadership Institute and shares useful tips and ideas on how to make the legal profession and its associations, not only survive, but flourish. Giselle is president-elect of the Jacksonville Bar Association. Click here to read the article.

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Of Counsel Crystal T. Broughan attends INTA annual meeting

Marks Gray Intellectual Property Attorney,  Crystal Broughan attended the International Trademark Association Annual (INTA) Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. The largest annual meeting to date, there were over 9,900 trademark professionals in attendance from all over the world. With the increasing importance of trademarks and brands to consumers, companies and the global economy, it is no surprise that the INTA Annual Meeting continues to grow. Ms. Broughan networked and learned from Intellectual Property lawyers […]

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April 2015 Immigration Update

As expected, on April 7, 2015, the USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY 2016. Click here to read more important information in this month’s  Immigration Update.

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