Jillian Blake, J.D. is an author at Nolo, specializing in immigration law.
Educational background. Jillian earned her law degree at the University of Michigan and is a member of the Maryland State Bar. She received a Master's degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University, with a focus on Latin America. Her undergraduate degree is also from Johns Hopkins University, where she majored in international studies.
Working background. Jillian has practiced immigration law at Blake Immigration Law (formerly Blake & Wilson Immigration Law) in Alexandria, Virginia for the past six years, where she represents clients facing removal, seeking asylum, and seeking family-based visas. Jillian also teaches immigration law as an adjunct professor of immigration law at George Mason University Law School in Arlington, Virginia. She has interned at non-profit organizations such as the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition in Washington, DC and Asylum Access in Quito, Ecuador and volunteered for the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project in Dilley, Texas. Jillian is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association (AILA).
Working at Nolo. Jillian started at Nolo in 2018 as an immigration law writer. Since then she has written numerous legal updates on changes to immigration law.
Spare time. In her spare time Jillian likes to follow politics, watch Cleveland Browns football and Nationals baseball, and spend time with her chihuahua, Cha Cha.