Emily Bendana

Emily Bendana

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Practice Areas:

  • Immigration Law 75%
  • Criminal Law 10%
  • Family Law 5%
  • Special Civil Law 4%
  • Civil Litigation 3%
  • Personal Injury 3%

Certified Legal Specialties:

  • Certification in the ABA-accredited Paralegal Studies Program, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2010

Biography

Emily Bendana graduated from Boston College Magna Cum Laude in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.  She was on the Board of the Boston College Chapter of the Golden Key International Honor Society and worked as a research assistant for projects involving Cognitive Psychology and Interpersonal Communications.

In 2010, Ms. Bendana received a Completion of Certification in the ABA Accredited Paralegal Studies Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, simultaneously working as a clerk in Englewood Municipal Court in Englewood, NJ.  Ms. Bendana worked at Fusco and Macaluso Partners as a paralegal from 2011 - 2018 in the fields of Criminal, Administrative, Family, and Immigration Law.

Ms. Bendana graduated Cum Laude from Pace University, School of Law in White Plains, NY in 2018.  While in law school, she completed her clinical work at John Jay Legal Services, Immigration Justice Clinic.  Additionally, Ms. Bendana graduated with a specialization in International Law.

Ms. Bendana joined the Law Office of Salvatore Bellomo, LLC in the summer of 2018 where she focuses on Immigration Law.  She is fluent in English and Spanish 

Current Employment Position

  • Juris Doctor

Past Positions

  • John Jay Legal Services, Student Attorney, 2015 to 2018
  • Fusco and Macaluso Partners, LLC, Senior Paralegal, 2010 to 2018

References

  • Salvatore Bellomo
  • Roy R. Macaluso
  • Anthony J. Fusco Jr.
  • Alfred V. Gellene

Education

  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
    • J.D. - 2018
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2006
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Psychology
    • Major: Communications

Honors

  • Merit Scholarship
  • Law School Diversity Grant
  • Advocacy Honor Board
  • President Immigration Law Society
  • Vice President, Immigration Law Society

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Scholars Program - Pace Law school, 2017 to 2018
  • Immigration Justice Clinic, 2016 to 2018
  • Empire Justice Clinic Naturalization Drive Coordinator, 2014 to 2018

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Law Association, Member, 2015 to Present

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish