Blandon Law is dedicated to helping clients as they navigate the U.S. immigration process. We also believe in the importance of giving back to the community whenever we can.
Our staff not only volunteers with non-profits serving the immigrant community, we also train advocates who work with survivors of domestic violence.
Blandon Law, an immigration and asylum law firm in South Florida, is committed to advancing the education of asylee and refugee students. We believe that literature has the power to transform lives, and we are proud to help student authors as they pursue their educational goals.
Funded by Blandon Law and Board-Certified Immigration Attorney Elizabeth Blandon, the Asylees as Authors Awards are open to Broward College students who are asylees, refugees or legal permanent residents of the United States (former asylee or refugee). Student authors should submit their application and an original work of short fiction (1,500 words or less) to Project Renew by the May 15th deadline.
First-place prize: $5,000
Second-place prize: $1,000
An award certificate will be presented to the winning students on World Refugee Day, June 16. Award funds will be disbursed to Broward College.
Blandon Law Pro Bono and Volunteer Work
Some of our pro bono and volunteer work includes:
• Blandon Law attorneys volunteered for the non-profit Hispanic Unity providing free immigration advice (November 15, 2016).
• Blandon Law funds $6,000 in annual awards to asylee and refugee students attending Broward College for their higher education.
• The Blandon Law Team will be participating in the 18th Annual Safe Walk/Run benefitting Women in Distress of Broward County.
Ms. Blandon also provides free training to staff and advocates of domestic violence programs in Florida. Her 2016 – 2017 seminar schedule on immigration benefits for survivors of relationship trauma includes:
• Women in Distress of Broward County (October 2016) – click here
• Hispanic Unity of Florida (February 2017) – click here
• Safespace Foundation, Inc. (February 2017) – click here
• YWCA Palm Beach County / Harmony House (February 2017) – click here