Immigration Attorney

 

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Irena Juras

Arizona Immigration, Bankruptcy and International Business Attorney

Irena Juras is the founder and managing member of the Juras Law Firm, PLC.  She has over 16 years of legal experience focusing on Immigration Law, Bankruptcy Law, International Law and Business Law. Irena is licensed to practice law in Arizona and New York.

Irena Juras received her first law degree in the Czech Republic where she practiced commercial law. She received her second law degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law with a focus on International Law. For two years she worked as a law clerk to the Honorable James M. Marlar, the U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Arizona (1999-2001). Subsequently, she entered private practice and broadened her focus to include International Business Transactions, Immigration Law and Business Law. Her cross-cultural, multilingual background and legal training and experience in both civil and common law make her uniquely qualified to represent U.S. and foreign clients in cross-border transactions, international bankruptcies and immigration matters. She is fluent in English and Czech in addition to having a working knowledge of Russian and German.

Areas of Practice Law

U.S. – Czech Republic Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2000
  • New York, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2000

Education

 University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona 

LL.M. in International Trade Law (1999)

Masaryk University Faculty of Law, Czech Republic 

Mgr. (J.D.) equivalent (1991)

Utah State University, Logan, Utah

M.S. in Psychology (1998)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, International Law Section, Past Chair (2007-2008)
  • State Bar of Arizona, Business Law Section, Executive Council Member
  • State Bar of Arizona, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Past Employment Positions

Hon. James M. Marlar in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona, Law Clerk

Honors

TOP IMMIGRATION LAWYER 2011 – North Valley Magazine & Avvo

Recent Speaking Engagements

Cross-cultural communication, Arizona International Growth Group (5/6/13).
Irena taught Immigration Workshop: Conquering Family & Employment Immigration Forms, Law Review CLE (9/6/12).
Irena taught Immigration 101: Family and Employment, Law Review CLE (1/19/12)
Irena taught Immigration Law Fundamentals, Law Review CLE (1/20/11)

Languages

English
Czech

Personal Interests

In her spare time, Irena enjoys playing tennis, practicing yoga, skiing and travel.