Julia Swain of Fox Rothschild Joins Board of HIAS & Council

October 6, 2008

Julia Swain, an attorney with Fox Rothschild LLP, has joined the board of directors of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia.

Swain, who immigrated to the United States with the aid of HIAS, concentrates her practice in the area of family law, including divorce, custody, support, equitable distribution, and abuse. Resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office, she negotiates settlements and prenuptial agreements and litigates family law cases in the five-county Philadelphia area, including the appellate courts.

An active member of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Family Law Section, Swain serves as the Section’s secretary and is a member of the Executive Committee. She will ultimately become Section chair in 2011. Swain is a frequent writer and speaker on family law issues. Her articles have been published in The Legal Intelligencer and The Pennsylvania Family Lawyer and the Philadelphia Bar Reporter. She has served as an instructor of Family Law for PBI, “The People’s Law School,” Half Moon Productions, and was a speaker at the Federal Court Immigration Ceremony.

About HIAS & Council

Since 1882, the primary mission of HIAS & Council Migration Service of Philadelphia (www.hiaspa.org ) has been to rescue, relocate and resettle Jews and peoples of all religion and nationalities who are fleeing persecution and discrimination. HIAS & Council provides law-related immigration services to the foreign born and their families who seek asylum, family reunification, permanent legal status and citizenship in the U.S. HIAS & Council offers refugee counseling and processing assistance, acculturation, education and advocacy to, and on behalf of, prospective refugees, immigrants, their families, and friends in the Delaware Valley and the Tri-State region.

HIAS & Council strives to advance the fair treatment and protection of the rights of immigrants and refugees, and to educate to larger community about the positive economic, social and cultural contributions made by new Americans. The agency provides assistance to refugees and immigrants so that they can become productive members of society. HIAS & Council serves individuals of limited means, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap.

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