Rebeca E. Salmon Esq.

Rebeca

Rebeca E. Salmon Esq.

Executive Director
Location:
Norcross, Georgia
Phone:
770-729-4753 (New Clients)
770-685-1499 (Existing Clients)
800-401-7274 (Toll Free - 1-800-RAPIDO)
770-713-2686 (24/7)
Fax:
888-308-1931
Email:

Rebeca E. Salmon received her Juris Doctorate from the University Of Georgia School Of Law. Following law school, Ms. Salmon worked for Catholic Charities Atlanta through an Equal Justice Works Fellowship (EJW). Through her EJW fellowship, Ms. Salmon established the Immigrant Children Advocacy Project (ICAP), a program that still continues educating children and sponsors. She returned to private practice in 2011, opening her own firm, A Salmon Firm, LLC. And with her heart still in non profit services, Ms. Salmon began as the Executive Director of Access to Law, Inc. a nonprofit foundation dedicated to ensuring no vulnerable person goes without Access To Law based solely on inability to pay. She is an experienced litigator and serves as a mentor to many of her colleagues and has developed a reputation as a reliable and useful resource to DFCS agencies, Child Advocate offices, Guardian Ad Litem offices, schools and anyone interested in protecting our youth.

Ms. Salmon sits on the Board of The South West Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce (SWGC) and The Barton Clinic at Emory University. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and sworn into practice in every court in the State of Georgia, Court of Appeals of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia, The Northern District Court and the Supreme Court of the United States. She is an active member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the local AILA-AL/GA chapter and the American Bar Association (ABA). She is also an active member of the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC), Georgia Association of Counsel for Children (GACC), Immigrant Children’s Legal Network (ICLN) and is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in juvenile proceedings. She is a graduate of the Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute ‘03 and SouthWest Gwinnett Leadership Class 2015. She is an adjunct professor at Brenau University and was awarded the 2010 Liberty Bell Award from DeKalb Bar Association. Ms. Salmon is fluent in English and Spanish and in 2014 earned the NACC law specialty distinction: Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist. Since 2015, she has been chosen by Georgia SuperLawyers as a Rising Star for excellence in practice, this is a yearly distinction reserved for only 2.5% of Georgia attorneys.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist, National Association of Counsel for Children, 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2008
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2012

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 2007
  • Brenau University
    • A.B., Bachelor of Arts - 2004
    • Major: Psychology
    • Minor: Women's Study and the Law

Published Works

  • Practical Challenges to Representing Unaccompanied Children, Georgia Bar Journal, 2017
  • Due Process and the Right to a Meaningful Opportunity to be Heard: Representing Recent Arrival Unaccompanied Alien Children in the Atlanta Immigration Court, Child Protection and Advocacy Law Section of the Georgia Bar: Spring 2015 Newsletter, 2015
  • CNN Live interview: Undocumented Children Crisis, CNN Live in Newsroom, 2014

Classes/Seminars

  • 2017: Undocumented Children & Families, SENIOR LEADERSHIP MEETING DFCS GA DFCS Region IV
  • 2017: Undocumented Children & Families, Georgia Division of Family & Children Services Region 13 Director & Interim Region 14 Director
  • 2017: Immigration Remedies, General Practice CLE
  • 2016: Community Outreach and Representation, South Georgia
  • 2016: Challenges representing UAC Children before the immigration court, Federal Bar Association, Immigration Law Conference
  • 2015: Child migrants face new crisis: Uneven justice, POLITICO ANALYSIS OF SURGE UAC
  • 2015: Community Outreach and Representation, Moultrie Georgia
  • 2014: Local attorney says hundreds of border kids arriving in Metro Atlanta, WSB-TV2 Report
  • 2014: Varied legal remedies available for undocumented children and families, LSA/A2L Moultrie Outreach Project
  • 2014: Undocumented Immigrant Children Crisis, CNN Live Interview
  • 2014: Little-known law allows abused immigrant children to stay in the U.S., CNN Interview Rafael Romo
  • 2014: Ethics in Immigration, 15th annual Legal Ethics & Professionalism Symposium
  • 2013: U visa and SIJS intense training, Consular Training
  • 2012: U visa relief, Consular Training
  • 2011: Immigration Remedies for Vulnerable Children, NACC National Conference
  • 2011: Immigrant Children, March Madness Training, 2006 - Present
  • 2011: Immigration Remedies for Vulnerable Children and Families, Emory University
  • 2011: Legal Immigration Remedies for Children and Families, CASA Training
  • 2010: SIJS and Other Immigration Relief for Children in Care, National Association of Counsel for Children

Honors and Awards

  • Liberty Bell Award from DeKalb Bar Association, 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Rising Star - SuperLawyers Magazine
  • Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist - National Association of Counsel for Children
  • 2014-2015 Outstanding Pro Bono Work - American Immigration Lawyers Association (Georgia/ Florida Chapter)
  • Georgia Rising Star - SuperLawyers Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South West Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist, 2015 - Present
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, Attorney Member, 2012 - Present
  • ACCESS TO LAW, Inc., Executive Director, 2011 - Present
  • Barton Child Law and Policy Center, Barton Advisory Committee Board Member, 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Attorney Member, 2007 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Attorney Member, 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Attorney Member, 2006 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Immigrant Children's Advocacy Project of Catholic Charities Atlanta, Contract Attorney, 2006 - 2011
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (Casa), CASA, 2002 - 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Detained VTC Consults - Stewart & Irwin Detention, 2015 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Access to Law Foundation

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish