Joel Stewart's Profile

About

Mr. Stewart has a wide range of private, corporate and government clients. Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, and French, Mr. Stewart resolves complex legal problems by focusing on subtle distinctions in the regulations and guidance of government agencies. 

 

While his clients have come from virtually every country in the world since 1980, Mr. Stewart has received many honors from his American colleagues as well as the Brazilian government, whom he serves as Legal Advisor to the Brazilian Consulate General in Miami and Honorary Consul of Brazil in Orlando. 

Prior to becoming a U.S. attorney based in Florida, Mr. Stewart worked as a Russian teacher from 1967-1980 in Stamford, Connecticut, where he honed his fluency in Russian while studying Slavic Linguistics and Literature at New York University. 

Experience

Attorney at Law

1980 - Current

Member of the Florida and Connecticut State Bar, as well as Federal District Courts in Connecticut & Florida, U.S. 2nd and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, practicing federal law throughout the U.S.

Brazilian Consulate General

2000 - present

Official advisor for the  Consulate General in Miami, Florida, providing orientations on U.S. and Brazilian Consular law to all consular sectors and performing humanitarian consular visits to Brazilians in hospitals and prisons. 

Honorary Consul of Brazil

2017 - Current

Appointed as Honorary Consul for the Brazilian Government in  by the President of the Brazilian Republic. Diplomatic credentials and immunity confirmed  by the  U.S. State Departments and  the Brazilian Foreign Ministry. 

 
 

Education

University of Connecticut School of Law

1977-1980

Graduated with a diploma J.D. (Doctor Juris) 

New York University

Department of Slavic Languages

1965-1970

Master's degree & A.B.D. in Slavic Languages and Literature.

Emmanuel College,

Boston, Massachusetts

1966-1968

M.A. in Russian Language Studies

 

Awards

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Medal of Rio Doce

2020

Medal of Rio Doce

2020

2002 AILA Annual Conference San Francisco, CA

         Outstanding Service as a Member of The Faculty

2002 AILA Annual Conference San Francisco, CA

         Outstanding Service as a Member of The Faculty

 

Publications

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1983 Immigration Law for Florida Personnel Managers

 

1987 Annual Immigration Law Update

         Labor Certification a Step by Step Approach

 

1988 Annual Immigration Law Update

         Board of Alien Certification Appeals

 

1988 Immigration Law Seminar

         Overview of Immigration Law

          

1989 Annual Immigration Law Update

         The Labor Certification Process-Planning and Presenting the Application

 

1990 Annual Immigration Law Update

         Advanced Labor Certification Issues

 

1991 Annual Immigration Law Update

         Immigration To The United States Through Labor Certification

 

1991 Immigration Law In Florida

         Background To The Immigration Act of 1990

1992 Annual Immigration Law Update

         Board of Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) Update

1992 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook

         The Labor Certification Process

          

1993 Vol 1 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook

         The Labor Certification Process

1993 Vol 2 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook

         Recent BALCA Decision of Note 

1993 Annual Immigration Law Update

         Recent BALCA Decision of Note

1994 Immigration Law Update

         Labor Certification: Past, Present, and Future?

1994 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook

         The Labor Certification Process

1995 Annual Immigration Law Update

         Recent BALCA Decision of Note

1996 Annual Immigration Law Update

         Recent BALCA Decision of Note

1996 Law & Leading Attorneys Florida  

         Consumer Guidebook

1997 Annual Immigration Law Update

         The Future of Labor Certification

1998 Annual Immigration Law Update

         Recent BALCA Decision of Note

1999 Advanced Conference on Immigration Law

         Recent BALCA Decision of Note

1999 Annual Immigration Law Update

         Recent BALCA Decision of Note

2000 Annual Immigration Law Seminar

         Proposed Changes to Alien Labor Certification Program

2000 Annual Immigration Law Update

         Bona Fide Job Offers for Household Cooks Under The Totality of The Circumstances Test

2002 Who's Who Legal

         The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

2002 Annual Immigration Law Conference Central FL

         Immigration Challenges in an Era of Caution and Change

         Update on Prevailing Wage

2002 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law

         Substantive Practice II

         Level I & II Wages and Layoff and Other Assessment Issues

2002 Annual Immigration Law Update

          BALCA Update 2001

2003 Annual Immigration Law Update

         Labor Certification & BALCA Update

2003 The Visa Processing Guide

          Process and Procedure at U.C. Consulates and Embassies

2003-04 Who's Who Legal  

              The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

2004 Annual Immigration Law Update

         Labor Certification, PERM & BALCA Update

2004 The Visa Processing Guide 

         Process and Procedure at U.C. Consulates and Embassies

2005 Who's Who Legal

         The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

2005 Annual Immigration Law Update

         

2005 AILA DC Chapter

         PERM: Strategic Objectives and Best Practices

2005 The Visa Processing Guide 

         

2006 The Visa Processing Guide 

2006 Who's Who Legal

2005 Immigration Law Practice

2006 Annual Immigration Law Update

2006 Materials for The Perm Workshop San Antonio

2006 ILW The Perm Workshop San Antonio

2006 The Perm Quarterly - June

2006 The Perm Quarterly - September

2007 Who's Who Legalpdf

​2007 Annual Fall Conference October 

2007 The Visa Processing Guide 

2008 The Visa Processing Guide 

2008 ILW Perm Workshop

2008 The Perm Workshop

2008 Who's Who Legal

2009 Annual AILA Central Florida Chapter Seminar

2009 The Permanent Foreign Labor Certification Program Puerto Rico

2009 Annual AILA Central Florida Chapter Seminar

2012 The Consular Practice Handbook

2012 Who's Who Legal Corporate Immigration

2012 Immigration Consequences of Criminal Prosecutions

2013 Global Business Immigration Practice Guide

 

2015 Global Business Immigration Practice Guide

2015 St. Thomas University School of Law Certificate of Appreciation

 

2016 Global Business Immigration Practice Guide

 

2016 Global Business Immigration Practice Guide

 

2017 AILA Central Florida Chapter Annual Immigration Law Conference

 

2020 Corporate Immigration 7th Edition

 

2021 Corporate Immigration 8th Edition

 

Guide to Leading American Attorneys Florida

 

Manual on Labor Certification Practice & Procedure Co-Edited Robert B & Daryl B

 

Projeto do Livro Sobre Imigracao

 

Representing Professionals Before The Department of Labor

 

The David Stanton Manual on Labor Certification AILA Josie G

 

The Visa Processing Guide Eight Edition

 

The Visa Processing Guide Seventh Edition

 

The Visa Processing Guide Sixth Edition

 

Vistos de Estudantes Pedidos e Perigos

Conferences

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