Alena Shautsova was admitted to practice law in the United States in 2008. She comes from Belarus where she graduated with honors from one of the most prestigious law schools in the former USSR. Following her graduation in Belarus, she entered the practice of business law while pursuing a second higher education degree in Economics and Management. Her native language is Russian.
In 2005 the US Department of State awarded Ms. Shautsova with a highly competitive Eduard S. Muskie scholarship that allowed her to obtain Master's Degree in Law from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After her graduation from the Case Western, Alena interned for the United Nation NGO Global Action on Aging in New York.
In 2007 Ms. Shautsova successfully sat for the New York bar examination. Currently, she focuses on Civil Law, Employment Discrimination, Immigration, Personal Injury and Class Actions. Ms. Shautsova is a member of New York State Bar Association and American Bar Association.
Ms. Shautsova focuses her Immigration practice on Waivers, Adjustment of Status, Criminal issues and Immigration, Family petitions, non-Immigrant and Immigrant visas,Asylum, Removal, Bond Hearing, Deportation.
- Civil Rights
- Immigration Law
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
rates vary from $250-$350 per hour; usually it's a flat fee. We accept Visa, Master card and American Express
- Eastern District of New York
- New York
- Southern District of New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Belarusian: Spoken, Written
- Russian: Spoken, Written
- ABA Journal
- While working for Mr. Colleluori, a great Trial attorney and Criminal Defense practitioner, I received an opportunity to second-sit him at trials, learn court room advocacy and Civil Rights work.
- research associate
- United Nations NGO Global Action on Aging
- Working for the UN NGO was a great experience in my career. It gave me an opportunity to meet the most amazing people and broaden my horizons with regard to the International Law practice.
- Edmund S. Muskie
- US Deartment of State
- This prestigious scholarship was awarded to me by the US department of State in 2005. It allowed me to study in one of the best law schools in the country: Case Western Reserve University.
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- - Current
- Activities: Participating in conferences, seminars and CLE class. The AILA has great resources that I use in my every day practice: books, tips regarding current immigration issues, and most valuable: access to a broad legal community who help to resolve most complicated Immigration questions.
- New Yor State Bar Association, YLS
- Bridging the Gap: Learning from the Sars
- Activities: In January, 2013 I had an honor of organizing the Bridging the Gap, 2 day CLE program for the NYSBA YLS. We have invited an outstanding speakers for more than 10 different areas of laws who for 16 CLE hours educated young lawyers on pitfalls for newcomers, building of client-lawyer relationship, handling your first criminal cases, and much more.
- Russian Speaking NY Immigration Lawyer
- US Asylum Procedure Changes
15 July 2019
- No Cancellation if Asylum Filing Was Frivolous Says BIA
31 May 2019
- FOIA: The Importance of Having Your Full Immigration Record
20 May 2019
- Important Changes in Green Card Medical Exam Acceptance Policy
20 February 2019
- Changes in New York Criminal Law May Serve As a Basis for Immigration MTR
28 November 2018
- Legalization of Marijuana and US Admissibility
19 October 2018
- Brooklyn DA to Expunge Small Drug Convictions
21 September 2018
- O Visa Consultation Letters
18 September 2018
- What is Happening with DACA?
23 August 2018
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Alena Shautsova talks on Immigration and Employment Discrimination