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Julie C Hancock

Julie C Hancock

Legal Services Dedicated to Creators, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs
  • Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Washington, Wisconsin
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Attorney Julie C. Hancock is a seasoned legal professional with a career spanning nearly a decade, encompassing both corporate and solo practices. Holding a bachelor’s degree from Suffolk University and a JD from Barry University School of Law, Julie has further honed her expertise by obtaining an Entertainment Law certificate from Southwestern Law School. She also gained global exposure by studying intellectual property law in Dublin, Ireland.

Julie's legal forte lies in a diverse array of areas, including immigration, entertainment law, business operations, and federal election law.

Her specialization particularly shines in visas like EB-2/National Interest Waivers and O-1A/B, marking her distinct standing in the immigration field. Over the years, she's been recognized for her impressive track record, coupled with her innovative problem-solving skills.

Her dedication to the legal field is further amplified by her establishment of "Your Virtual Advocate", a virtual law firm dedicated to championing the rights of creatives and entrepreneurs. Through this platform, Julie offers "Creators LegalScription", a subscription-based service tailored to provide comprehensive legal support to professionals in a cost-effective manner.

Apart from her regular legal endeavors, Julie is a staunch supporter of social issues, particularly in the realm of voter protection. Her commitment saw her actively volunteering since 2008 and even running for a seat in the US House of Representatives for Wisconsin's 8th District in 2022.

Currently, Julie maintains active memberships with the American Constitution Society and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is licensed to practice in both Wisconsin and Washington.

Practice Areas
Immigration Law
Citizenship, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Intellectual Property
Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Free Consultation
    Free 15-minute consultations are available only to IP, Entertainment and General Counsel services. These are sessions to discuss general service questions and whether we are a good fit. No legal advice is given during a free consultation. Due to the complex and fact-specific nature of Immigration matters, there is a $150 fee for up to a one hour consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees for most legal services. Initial consultation fee is $150 for up to one hour of attorney time for all Immigration matters.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 47379
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Wisconsin Court System
ID Number: 1114242
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Written
Professional Experience
Founder & Principal Attorney
Your Virtual Advocate
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Boutique solo law practice dedicated to artist and creatives’ advocacy and immigration.
Strategic Partnership Coordinator - AFI FEST
American Film Institute
Frith Law Group
Civil litigation; Construction law, insurance defense.
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
J.D. (2012) | Law
Activities: Vice President, American Constitution Society;
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Southwestern Law School
Certificate (2010) | Entertainment Law
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University of Tulsa College of Law
Study Abroad - Program Completion (2009) | International Intellectual Property Law
4 week course in Dublin at UCD in International Intellectual Property Law through University of Tulsa.
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Suffolk University
B.S. (2004) | Personality Psychology
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Professional Associations
WI LGBT Chamber of Commerce
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De Pere Chamber of Commerce
- Current
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Wisconsin Entertainment Lawyer Association
- Current
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Washington State Bar Association  # 47379
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American Constitution Society
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Articles & Publications
Copy Talk! Legal Insights in Copyright
Speaking Engagements
Q&A Copyright Law for Authors, Green Bay, WI
Green Bay Writers Guild
Certificate in Entertainment Law
Southwestern Law School
Websites & Blogs
Your Virtual Advocate
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Legal Answers
9 Questions Answered
Q. Can I legally create an app for watching movies and shows together from various streaming platforms?
A: The app storing copies of all available movies and shows on your server is going to be an issue - this amounts to unlawful copying and performing of a copyrighted work without permission. You should consult a copyright attorney to better understand your legal options.
Q. if copyrighted music is in a game, and you upload a video of the game with the music, is there copyright infringement
A: Any time you post a video game, or clip of anything, or use it in your own video or work, there can be numerous elements copyright protected - the music, the graphics, any dialogue contained and the work as a whole. Each aspect you use requires permission from the copyright owner to use in anything you’re doing, with very few exceptions. This is copyright infringement otherwise.

Get permission from the copyright owners - this may require purchasing a license to use it how you plan. If no permission, don’t post it. Taking it down doesn’t always cure the infringement, unless that is all the owner of the music requested. If the request is not yet resolved you should seek counsel of an experienced copyright attorney. These things don’t often just go away. ... Read More
Q. My business partner lied on his DS-160 form in 2013 while applying for b1/b2.
A: You definitely should consult with an immigration attorney to evaluate this situation and determine next steps. Misrepresentation to obtain an immigration benefit is a very serious matter and can have serious consequences to your brother's future ability to travel to the United States.
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Contact & Map
Your Virtual Advocate
435 N Broadway
Suite A4
De Pere, WI 54115
Telephone: (920) 430-0281