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Karina Duvall

Russian Attorney
Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant pursuant to 22 NYCRR 591
Russian Divorce
karina.duvall@gmail.com

 

Legal Educations

J.M. George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, Arlington Campus, Fairfax, State of Virginia. Candidate: Juris Master J.M. in the U.S. Government Contracts & Regulations. Anticipated graduation: May 2023.

LL.M. in American Legal Studies Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Hempstead, State of New York, USA, LL.M. 2021.

J.D., St. Petersburg State University, the Russian Federation, J.D. 1997

B.A., Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Kharkiv, Ukraine, B.A. 1995

 

Professional Experience in the United States

Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant (2009 – Present)

Assist U.S. law firms with providing immigration authorities official documentation of certificates issued by the Russian Federation and Ukraine

Help obtain immigration benefits for minor children who emigrated to the U.S. from Russia and Ukraine

Interpret Russian and Ukrainian court orders to prove child custody and enable child to obtain U.S. citizenship without parental consent

Arrange international process service and affidavits of service pursuant to the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, a/k/a The Hague Service Convention

Prepare prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, child support and divorce agreements

Consult on enforcement procedures regarding foreign court decisions under international law and Russian and Ukrainian regulations

Prepare affidavits as a Legal Expert in Russian and Ukrainian laws

Obtain documents from Vital Records Offices, Russian and U.S. courts, and Apostilles for immigration and other issues

 

 

Professional Experience in the Russian Federation

Attorney at Law, Saint Petersburg, Russia (1999 – 2009)

Represented clients in civil, criminal, business actions during depositions, settlement conferences, motion hearings, and trials

Provided legal opinions based on the law of the Russian Federation

Enforced decisions and arbitration awards of international courts

 

Baltic University of Ecology, Politics and Law – BUEPL (1998-1999)

Associate Professor of Law

Course taught: Housing Law

 

Russian Court System, city of Saint Petersburg (1994-1998)

Law clerk

 

Professional Experience in Ukraine

Ukrainian Court System, city of Kharkov (1991-1994)

Law clerk, Enforcement officer

Licensure

Certified Legal Consultant from Ukraine, the Supreme Court of State of New York, 2nd Dep, under 22 NYCRR Pts 591 & 692 (2020 – Present)

Commissioned notary public of New York State, licensed by the Secretary of State of state of New York (2018 – Present)

Certified Legal Consultant from Russia, the Supreme Court of State of New York, 2nd Dep, under 22 NYCRR Pts 591 & 692 (2009 – Present)

Attorney at Law, Member of the St. Petersburg Bar, St. Petersburg, the Russian Federation (1999 – Present)