At its core, immigration law is about the people. In practice, it’s also a lot – a lot – of paperwork. We are lucky to have a staff of dynamic, organized, and efficient paralegals who help ensure the filing process goes smoothly for our clients. Our paralegals are not just great at the paper side of visa applications, they are also caring and empathetic, bringing a focus on superior customer service in everything they do.
Rachel McCabe – Senior Paralegal
In the world of business immigration law, Rachel is a triple threat – with a keen intellect, proficiency in several languages, and a professional and educational pedigree spanning the globe. As a paralegal, Rachel works with foreign born workers and their employers as they gather the necessary paperwork to apply for work visas in the United States, and sees them through the approval process.
Rachel’s experience living abroad – both in Japan and England – and her extensive travels around the world fuel her desire to help businesses build international, multicultural workforces. “We all have so much to learn from other people and other cultures,” she said. In addition to helping employers hire talented professionals, Rachel is also inspired by the qualifications she sees pass over her desk. “I really enjoy learning about all the amazing people, the jobs they do, the research they have performed, and significant contributions they have made to not only the US, but the world.”
Rachel’s passion for seeing the world started when her family hosted an exchange student in middle school. Filled with a desire to learn about other cultures, she studied abroad in high school and college, and pursued a Master’s in Education from International Development and Education at Newcastle University in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. In her free time, Rachel volunteers as an English as a Second Language Instructor, and enjoys the outdoors of Maine while hiking, boating and skiing.
Rachel’s words to live by: “Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” – Ian MacLaren
Jennifer Roberge – Paralegal
With a passion for helping people and a keen eye to detail, Jennifer Roberge comes to FordMurray with 7 years of experience in legal immigration services. Her empathetic disposition is an asset to our clients and team, as well as her calm demeanor under pressure.
Jennifer was drawn to the legal field in high school, after performing a job shadow in the District Attorney’s office in Alfred, Maine. While Jennifer could not envision a career in litigation, she likes working in immigration law because desired legal outcomes don’t come at the expense of someone else. “I most enjoy reuniting people with their loved ones, especially in cases that have had a long wait, or many hurdles,” Jennifer said. “When our clients get the phone call that their family just landed in the US the excitement and love is palpable. It is an incredible feeling to be a part of that.”
Jennifer graduated Summa Cum Laude from Assumption College in Worcester, MA with a degree in Political Science. When she wasn’t studying for class, Jennifer also learned how to fly airplanes. When away from FordMurray, Jennifer performs Broadway numbers in an amateur dance company, preserves perfect pickles, and knits.
Jennifer’s words to live by: “Find something good in every day.” – Unknown
Carolyn Fernald – Marketing Coordinator
At its heart, marketing is about telling a story, and that is something Carolyn has always done. Carolyn made the jump from freelance writer to marketing consultant five years ago, and since then has helped clients in a wide variety of industries, from hospitality and fine dining to non-profits and insurance agencies.
Today, Carolyn works with FordMurray to help communicate their compelling vision – connecting businesses nationwide with the talented workforce they need to grow, and helping exceptional people start their lives in the United States. Carolyn sees her work at FordMurray as an important part of today’s national discourse. “Too often the conversation on immigration is in terms of walls and laws,” Carolyn said. “We are in a unique position to see the stories of the very talented people who should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams, and strengthen the fabric of our great country.”
Carolyn is a graduate of Rollins College, where she majored in English and developed a love for Florida crime novels. She worked at newspapers in Dublin, Ireland and Jackson, Wyoming, before planting roots in Maine. When not checking out Google Analytics or crafting content strategy, Carolyn enjoys playing guitar and songwriting, open water swimming and trail running with her shepherd dog.
Carolyn’s words to live by: “Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” -Zora Neale Hurston