Join Her Justice, Inc. Managing Attorney Susanna Saul and The U Visa Manual co-authors Jessica Farb and Sally Kinoshita as they discuss the eligibility requirements, application process, and latest practice tips for assisting U nonimmigrant clients in obtaining legal permanent residency through adjustment of status.
Sally Kinoshita, Deputy Director - Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Sally Kinoshita is the ILRC’s Deputy Director based in San Francisco. She has worked at the ILRC since 2001 and currently manages a number of ILRC’s programs, oversees the ILRC’s marketing and grants work, and leads collaboratives of legal services providers, community based organizations and other sectors. She has co-authored a number of publications including The U Visa: Obtaining Status for Immigrant Victims of Crime (ILRC), The VAWA Manual: Immigration Relief for Abused Immigrants (ILRC), Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Court Judges (ILRC), and Application of Protection Remedies for Victims of Domestic Abuse, Human Trafficking, and Crime under U.S. Law to Persons Physically Present in the U.S. Territories (Family Violence Prevention Fund).
Prior to working at the ILRC, Sally was a Staff Attorney at Asian Law Caucus and a consultant with ASISTA, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and Family Violence Prevention Fund/Futures Without Violence. During law school, she worked with the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic, Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights, ACLU of Northern California, and California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation.
Sally is currently a member of the Leadership Council of Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) and has served as a Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Section Advisory Board Member and Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (CVIIC) Steering Committee Member.
Sally earned her law degree from the University of California at Davis. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where she majored in sociology. She is admitted to the California bar and is conversant in Spanish.
Jessica Farb, Directing Attorney – Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC)
Jessica Farb is the Directing Attorney in the ICWC San Francisco Office. Jess received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. She began working with immigrant crime victims in 2003 as an AmeriCorps VISTA legal assistant at Casa Cornelia Law Center in San Diego. Then, while pursuing her law degree in Washington DC, she worked for the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and helped represent immigrant clients at Ayuda, Inc. and Holland & Knight’s Community Services Team. Jess also authored an article on the U visa with the Human Rights Brief. She returned to California in 2008 to coordinate the immigrant crime victim program at the International Institute of the Bay Area’s Oakland office, joining ICWC in 2011. Jess maintains a diverse caseload of U visa and VAWA clients, provides regional and national trainings on the U visa, regularly appears on the Spanish language news channel, KDTV Univision 14, and is a co-author of The U Visa Manual: Obtaining Status for Immigrant Victims of Crime. Jessica created and administrates ICWC’s national web-based information sharing for U Nonimmigrant Status practitioners, the U Travel and Certifier Database (formerly called Google Docs).
Susanna Saul, Managing Attorney – Her Justice, Inc.
Susanna Saul is the supervising attorney at Her Justice, Inc. (formerly inMotion, Inc.), a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services in family, divorce, and immigration law to low-income women. As managing attorney, she collaborates with a team of attorneys, pro bono coordinators, and volunteer attorneys to provide advice, legal advocacy services, and free legal representation to clients. Prior to joining Her Justice, she was the associate director of CCS where she consulted with various non-profit organizations to enhance organizational fundraising capacity. Previously, Susanna was a staff attorney at Staten Island Legal Services and a disability rights advocate for the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.