It is often said that you learn more from losing than from winning. While that might be so, I would suggest that we learn even more from taking a loss and finding a way to turn it into a win. This is the lesson of perseverance. Having practiced law for over 22 years, I have become well versed in losing - - especially when it comes to Immigration law. Very often the facts of our cases, the law at issue or the adjudicators we appear before conspire to ensure we do not taste victory. At times, this can very much wear on the psyche and it makes one question whether all the effort, all the hours and all the sacrifices are really worth it. This is why two recent cases we had at Youman, Madeo & Fasano, LLP., felt so reinvigorating. They were prime examples of the power of perseverance.
Below please find a firsthand account form our Senior Associate Christina Xenides, Esq. relating her experience spending a day advocating and lobbying for immigration related issues before Congress:
Our Firm prides itself on having the depth within our staff to assist clients in their most dire circumstances. By nature people have different talents. For instance, an individual may be a talented athlete but cannot draw a straight line. Likewise, someone may be a gifted artist but cannot catch a ball. With respect to practicing law, the talents and gifts that lawyers have are best suited to a case in a team effort. Some lawyers are wordsmiths and prefer to stay out of the courtroom while others are showmen who shine in the spotlight. Recently, our team efforts came together through the combined talents of two of our skilled and dedicated Associates, Melissa Dominguez, Esq. and Rebecca Rook, Esq. The following is their account of how they teamed up with our staff to secure a grant of asylum in a contested hearing:
All of our Attorneys are active members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association