Jennifer Hallett received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Illinois University in 1991. Her undergraduate studies included an international internship in the former Soviet Union and Uzbekistan. Ms. Hallett obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from the John Marshall School of Law in 1999, and subsequently continued her legal studies at the John Marshall Law School Center for International Business and Trade Law. In 2000, Ms. Hallett was awarded an LL.M., Master of Laws in International Business and Trade. Her LL.M. studies included an internship in Dublin, Ireland under the auspices of the Supreme Court of Ireland.
Ms. Hallett has practiced in the field of immigration law for over 15 years. From 1997 to 2000 (initially as a law clerk and later as associate counsel), Ms. Hallett represented clients for a boutique immigration practice in Chicago, Illinois. In 2000, Ms. Hallett relocated to the state of Vermont and assumed the role of in-house counsel for an international software development company. In 2002, Ms. Hallett returned to Chicago, Illinois, and established Hallett Law Offices in La Grange, Illinois.
Since establishing Hallett Law Offices, Ms. Hallett has continued her focus in the area of business immigration law, and she has represented clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS), U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (USCBP), Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), Immigration Courts, the EOIR Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and the Board of Alien Immigration Appeals (BALCA).
Though business immigration has been the central focus of Hallett Law Offices, the firm continues to prepare and represent fiancé visa petitions, marriage-based petitions, and family-based immigration petitions.
Ms. Hallett has spoken on the topic of immigration at several state bar association programs, educational foundations, and both public and private organizations. In addition, Ms. Hallett has attended liaison meetings on behalf of clients with various NIV Consulate Officers both in the United States and abroad in India.
Ms. Hallett has been admitted to practice before the State Bar of Illinois and State Bar of Vermont, as well as the Northern District of Illinois. Finally, Ms. Hallett is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.