Elaine Fordyce

Elaine Fordyce

Attorney at Bean Porter Hawkins PLLC

Location
Greater Seattle Area
Industry
Legal Services

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Elaine Fordyce's Overview

Current
  • Attorney at Bean Porter Hawkins PLLC
Past
  • Legal Services Attorney at Open Door Legal Services
  • Welfare Advocate at Solid Ground
  • Legal Intern at Open Door Legal Services
Education
Connections

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Elaine Fordyce's Experience

Attorney

Bean Porter Hawkins PLLC

November 2012Present (1 year 11 months) Greater Seattle Area

I work as an immigration attorney primarily helping clients with family-based immigration cases including filing petitions for relatives, provisional waivers, consular processing, and adjustment of status applications. I also prepare U visas, asylum, and DACA applications for eligible clients.

Legal Services Attorney

Open Door Legal Services

March 2011August 2012 (1 year 6 months) Greater Seattle Area

I helped homeless and low-income clients advocate for themselves in family and child support cases. I also represented clients in administrative hearings with the Division of Child Support and the Department of Licensing. I also assisted clients in obtaining post-conviction relief from court fines and other sentencing obligations.

Welfare Advocate

Solid Ground

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

June 2010September 2010 (4 months)

I represented clients in administrative proceedings with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). This included representing clients whose benefits had been denied or terminated as well as clients who had been assessed with overpayments. I negotiated with the DSHS to resolve cases outside of hearing. When a successful outcome could not be reached through negotiation, I represented clients in administrative hearings with the Department.

Legal Intern

Open Door Legal Services

June 2009August 2009 (3 months)

I helped homeless and low-income clients advocate for themselves in family and child support matters. I also helped clients obtain post-conviction relief from court fines and other sentencing requirements.

Elaine Fordyce's Skills & Expertise

  1. Legal Research
  2. Legal Writing
  3. Legal Assistance
  4. Mediation
  5. Community Outreach
  6. Public Speaking
  7. Courts
  8. Nonprofits
  9. Family Law
  10. Immigration Law
  11. Public Benefits

Elaine Fordyce's Education

University of Washington School of Law

Juris Doctor, Law

20082011

I volunteered throughout law school at Open Door Legal Services. During my 2L year, I participated in the mediation clinic, co-mediating several disputes, including completing an EEOC mediation.

Activities and Societies: Advocates for the Arts - 3L year, 2011 Mediation Clinic - 2L year, 2010 Moot Court - 1L year, 2009

Seattle University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

20042008

I earned my degree in Political Science after completing the 2 year honors' program. I was an active member in the University's Oxfam chapter and helped to end the sale of school rings on our campus. Throughout my time at Seattle University, I took piano lessons through the school's music department and worked part-time at a retail store.

Activities and Societies: Oxfam America

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