Amber L. Weeks

Amber L. Weeks

Albuquerque Immigration Lawyer at Noble Vrapi
  • Immigration Law
  • Executive Office of Immigration Review, New Mexico
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Summary

Amber L. Weeks is a partner at Noble Vrapi and the manager of the Albuquerque, New Mexico, office. Ms. Weeks represents families and individuals in cases involving family petitions, green card applications, waivers, naturalization and citizenship, U Visas for victims of crimes, and other immigration matters. Ms. Weeks is proficient in Spanish.

Ms. Weeks is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and a highly sought-after speaker at national and regional conferences. Ms. Weeks has presented and written practice advisories regarding marriage-based immigration cases, naturalization, waivers, removal proceedings, and other topics. Ms. Weeks is the co-chair of the AILA National Distance Learning Committee and a member of the AILA National USCIS Field Operations Committee.

Ms. Weeks graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2010, where she received a Highest Academic Achievement award, earned Clinical Honors, and served as Managing Editor of the Natural Resources Journal. For more of Ms. Weeks’ experience, publications, and accomplishments, see her LinkedIn profile.

Prior to law school, Ms. Weeks worked as a community developer in Albuquerque’s International District, where she helped to organize an immigrant-run health center, immigrants’ rights workshops, and other programs. Ms. Weeks saw the fear and arbitrary limits placed on the dreams of so many of her talented immigrant friends. She dedicated her law career to lifting the fear and limits from her clients’ shoulders so that they can care for their families, work where they want to work, and live their lives without fear.

Ms. Weeks is married to Shawn Weeks, who is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), and they have two joyful daughters. Ms. Weeks grew up on a farm, and she is an avid backyard gardener. She enjoys growing wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables, and her husband then loves to turn those fresh ingredients into delicious meals.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Permanent Residence (Green Card)
  • Naturalization & Citizenship
  • Work Permits
  • Visas for Victims of Crime
  • Waivers
  • Green Card Renewals and Removal of Conditions
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Executive Office of Immigration Review
ID Number: FD274533
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New Mexico
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5th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Noble & Vrapi, P.A.
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Judicial Law Clerk
New Mexico Court of Appeals
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Fellowship Recipient
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc.
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Legal Assistant
Catholic Charities Immigration Services
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Community Organizer
AmeriCorps VISTA
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Legal Assistant
Whitney Buchanan, P.C.
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Computer Analyst
Advanced Systems Technology, Inc.
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Education
University of New Mexico
J.D. (2010) | Juris Doctor
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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University of New Mexico
B.A. (2004) | Religious Studies, Computer Science
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Awards
Academic Achievement Award for Third in Class
University of New Mexico School of Law
Clinical Honors
University of New Mexico School of Law
Managing Editor of Natural Resources Journal
University of New Mexico School of Law
Fellowship Recipient - Crimmigration Issues
Young Lawyer Division
Professional Associations
National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Projec
Member
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New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
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Christian Legal Aid
Member
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)  # 31673
Co-Chair of AILA National Distance Learning Committee
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Activities: Chair of the AILA National Distance Learning Committee, Member of the AILA National USCIS Field Operations Committee, AILA-ICE New Mexico Liaison, Speaker at National and Regional Conferences
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State Bar of New Mexico  # 141663
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Practical Removal Skills: Throwing Wrenches in the Government’s Deportation Machine
American Immigration Lawyers Association Practice Advisory
Ethical Issues in Removal Cases: Pinocchio and His Advisors?
American Immigration Lawyers Association Practice Advisory
Advanced Topics in Motions to Reopen
American Immigration Lawyers Association Practice Advisory
When No Saints Go Marching In: Complex I-130 Issues
American Immigration Lawyers Association Practice Advisory
Deportable Clients: To Naturalize or Not to Naturalize
American Immigration Lawyers Association Practice Advisory
Traveling Abroad: Potential Consequences for LPRs and Asylees
American Immigration Lawyers (AILA) Practice Advisory
Introduction to Removal Proceedings
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Conference, Boston, MA
Preventing the Deportation of Your Illegal Reentry Client
For the Defense (New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
Defining the Public Interest: Administrative Narrowing and Broadening of the Public Interest in Response to the Statutory Silence of Water Codes
Natural Resources Journal
Speaking Engagements
Practical Removal Skills: Throwing Wrenches in the Government’s Deportation Machine , American Immigration Lawyers Association Fall Conference , American Immigration Lawyers Association Fall Conference
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Immigration 101 , New Mexico State Bar Annual Conference , New Mexico State Bar Annual Conference
New Mexico State Bar
Ethical Issues in Removal Cases: Pinocchio and His Advisors? , American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference , American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Ask the Immigration Practitioner: Tips for Starting Out in Removal Defense , American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference , American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Removal Defense Skills Workshop: Pleading , Removal Defense Skills Workshop , El Paso, TX
Immigrant Justice Campaign, American Immigration Lawyers Association
The Right People Make All the Difference: Hiring, Managing, and Retaining the Right People , AILA Texas Fall Conference , AILA Texas Fall Conference
American Immigration Lawyers Assocation
Current Immigration Issues , Christian Legal Aid Continuing Legal Education Seminar , Christian Legal Aid
Christian Legal Aid
Advanced Topics in Motions to Reopen , American Immigration Lawyers Association , American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Current State on Immigration Enforcement , 2017 Immigration Law Section Conference for the New Mexico State Bar , New Mexico State Bar
State Bar of New Mexico
Post-Conviction: Ethical Duty to Advise , New Mexico State Bar, Immigration Law Section Conference , New Mexico State Bar
New Mexico State Bar
Relief from Removal , Guest Lecturer at University of New Mexico School of Law , University of New Mexico School of Law
University of New Mexico School of Law
What Do Judges and Non-Immigration Attorneys Need to Know About Immigration Law , Twelfth Judicial District Bench and Bar Conference , Inn of the Mountain Gods, New Mexico
Twelfth Judicial District Bar Association
What Do Judges and Non-Immigration Attorneys Need to Know About Immigration Law , Twelfth Judicial District Bench and Bar Conference , Inn of the Mountain Gods, New Mexico
Twelfth Judicial District Bar Association
Immigration Issues in New Mexico , Leadership New Mexico , Albuquerque, NM
Leadership New Mexico
How to Screen for Immigration Relief and Issues , Christian Legal Aid , New Mexico
Christian Legal Aid
Southern Comfort? Complex I-130 Issues , American Immigration Lawyers Association National Conference , New Orleans, Louisiana
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Advanced Topics in Motions to Reopen , American Immigration Lawyers Association , Audio Seminar
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Deportable Clients: To Naturalize or Not to Naturalize , American Immigration Lawyers Association , Audio Seminar
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Update on Waiver Practice , American Immigration Lawyers Association Spring Conference , South Padre Island, Texas
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter
Post Conviction: Ethical Duty to Advise , 2017 Immigration Law Institute, State Bar of New Mexico , Albuquerque, NM
State Bar of New Mexico
Client Detained by ICE: What Next? , 2017 Immigration Law Institute, State Bar of New Mexico , Albuquerque, NM
State Bar of New Mexico
Traveling Abroad: Potential Consequences for LPRs and Asylees , American Immigration Lawyers Association , Audio Seminar
American Immigration Lawyers Association Bedford Hills Program
Crimmigration: What Your Client Needs to Know , National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA) Conference , Santa Fe, NM
National Latina/o Law Student Association
The Dreaded Notice to Appear: From Bond to Victory , AILA National Conference , Boston, MA
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Immigrant Waivers , AILA Texas Chapter Conference , Santa Fe, NM
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Related to Non-Citizen Clients , Immigration Law Section Conference , Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico State Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Noble Vrapi Website
Contact & Map
Albuquerque Office
5931 Jefferson St. NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Telephone: (505) 352-6660