PHONE: (208) 342-5100 ext: 110
Support attorneys with immigration case preparation, interface with clients to prepare cases, and conduct legal research as needed. Ms. Burns handles a variety of cases with emphasis on adjustment of status and consular processing cases, removal of conditions, and hardship waivers.
Prior to joining Andrade Legal in November of 2014, Lisa Burns worked with Catholic Charities in Albuquerque, New Mexico for over five years. During her first two years at Catholic Charities, she assisted political refugees, Cuban/Haitian Entrants, asylees, and human trafficking victims adjust to their new lives in the United States. She became a Board of Immigration and Appeals (BIA) Accredited Representative enabling her to represent individuals before administrative agencies. As a BIA Accredited Representative, most of her work consisted of filing adjustment of status, consular processing, citizenship, and deferred action for childhood arrivals cases with USCIS. Lisa’s cases also included humanitarian forms of relief including Cuban adjustment, asylum, VAWA self-petitioners, TPS, and humanitarian parole.
An Idaho native, Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Boise State in 2006. She moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to complete her master’s degree in Latin American Studies with concentrations in Political Science and Human Rights at the University of New Mexico (UNM). During college, she studied abroad in Costa Rica and Chile to learn Spanish and begin understanding the role of the human rights movement in Latin America and interned with the Department of State at the U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil, Ecuador working in the Fraud Prevention Unit. At UNM, Lisa fortified her understanding of how human rights implementation is lacking across the globe as well as within the U.S. by completing two law courses, International Law and Asylum Law, through the UNM School of Law.
In the summer, Lisa loves hiking and camping. Her favorite place to go is the Sawtooth National Forest. In the winter, she enjoys soaking in the hot springs near McCall. During her spare time, she loves to stay up to date on politics and international affairs.