Degree: Juris Doctor, Certificate in International Law
Degree: Bachelor of Arts Degree, April, 1999, cum laude
AILA Member attorneys represent tens of thousands of U.S. families who have applied for permanent residence for their spouses, children, and other close relatives to lawfully enter and reside in the United States.
Rihab Hamade is a wonderful attorney. She is not only extremely intelligent and professional but she's an excellent communicator. Unlike most attorneys she was always willing to answer my calls when she was available, respond to my emails as well as call me back in a timely manner. She is an excellent attorney and I'd highly recommend.Jared Cohen
If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class.Jacqueline Bretell3
Working in all aspects of immigration law; specializing in family-based; employment-based and non-immigrant-based visas as well as naturalization and asylum/removal issues.
Duties & experience: Working in all aspects of immigration law especially family-based immigrant visas; business visas including PERM, L-1, H-3, and H-1B; naturalization; removal, and asylum. Attending immigration interviews and court hearings. Researching legal issues on immigrant and non-immigrant visas, particularly business and family-based immigrant visas, permanent residency, VAWA, and citizenship applications. Drafting immigration forms, memoranda, briefs, correspondence, and responses to requests for evidence. Preparing files to submit to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Also filing appeals with the AAO, BIA, and 11th circuit. Attended the 27th Annual AILA Conference in Miami, FL, and the 2006 Annual AILA conference in San Antonio, TX.
Duties & experience: Worked in all aspects of immigration law especially family-based immigrant visas, asylum, and naturalization. Attended immigration interviews and asylum hearings. Researched legal issues on immigrant and non-immigrant visas, particularly business and family-based immigrant visas, permanent residency, and citizenship applications. Drafted immigration forms, memoranda, briefs, correspondence, and responses to requests for evidence. Prepared files to submit to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of State. Also Filed the Writ of Mandamus with the Federal District Court, Southern District of Florida, and filed a non-contested and simplified dissolution of marriage cases with Broward and Miami Dade, and Orlando Court.
The Law Offices of Larry J. Behar, P.A., (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – Law Intern (full time)
Jack Bariton, (Attorney at Law, Plantation, FL) – Law Clerk
Guardian Ad Litem Program, 17th Judicial Circuit (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – Law Clerk, Dependency Division
Broward County Circuit Court, 17th Judicial Circuit, (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – Judicial Intern, Civil Division
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To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.
This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML, adapts Its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by the blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.
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Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements, alongside console screenshots of code examples:
Screen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website. In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others. Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not described. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.
These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers, including JAWS and NVDA.
Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we are continually improving our accessibility, adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility, following technological advancements. For any assistance, please reach out to