Some law firms achieve rapid growth in a particular specialty through acquisition or merger. Others bring in a new partner with an already-established practice. Elizabeth Walder has taken a different approach. By cultivating relationships with key constituencies, she has developed Immigration Law Associates, P.C. into one of the largest law firms in the Chicagoland area dedicated exclusively to the practice of immigration law.
Well versed in the area of J-1 International Exchange visas, Ms. Walder has advised companies on the international business advantages of obtaining J-1 designation, and personally supervised J-1 programs. She has also been featured on Russian and Korean television programs, as a recognized authority in the field of immigration law, and as a supporter of ethnic communities in the U.S. In addition, Ms. Walder maintains an active involvement in governmental affairs, conducting immigration seminars in conjunction with Senator Durbin's office on the prospective impact of pending immigration legislation.
Ms. Walder serves a broad spectrum of businesses, institutions, ethnic groups, professionals, and families. Over the past decade, she has established Immigration Law Associates, P.C. as a firm that can ably represent the interests of a diverse client base, with the depth of experience and the professional commitment necessary to help people achieve their immigration objectives.
Ms. Walder is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association (ABA), the Illinois State Bar Association (IBSA), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).