Immigration Quiz

Karine Werneck

Karine Werneck

Ms. Karine Werneck is a paralegal at the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapocknick. She is a Brazilian native from Rio de Janeiro with over 15 years of experience working in the legal field in the United States and Brazil. Ms. Werneck received her law degree from the Pontific Catholic University Law School, Brazil and is licensed to practice law in Brazil. She worked as a criminal trial attorney in Brazil for several years and performed work for the prosecutor’s office. After settling in California, she received her ABA-Approved Paralegal Certificate from the University of California, San Diego. She is an active member of the San Diego Paralegal Association and California Alliance of Paralegal Associations. In her free time, you can find her hiking, snorkeling, or feeding sharks.

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A Little Bit More About Karine Werneck

What is your position with the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick?
ABA-Approved Certified Paralegal and Case Manager

How did you end up working for the Law Firm?
I was looking for a paralegal position in an immigration law firm, and I knew Jacob from his YouTube videos. I had experience in Immigration Law, and when I saw that Jacob Sapochnick Law Firm was looking for a Paralegal, I applied immediately. My background experience has primarily been in immigration law with a focus on family cases.

What does your job entail?
I work primarily with family cases. My job requires constant communication with clients through phone calls and emails. I prepare applications and collect information from the clients. I am also the bridge between the attorneys and clients. I make sure the client is well informed about his case and the attorney knows all the details about the client’s case. I try to execute my work with perfection. As an immigrant myself, I understand the client’s needs because I’ve been there.

What is the best part of your job?
For me, the best part of my job is interacting with people from different nationalities.

Where are you originally from?
I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I moved to San Diego in 2016 to attend the University of California San Diego (UCSD).

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love sports. I’m a scuba diver and I also like snorkeling, free dive, skiing, and hiking. I love specially shark dives.

Do you have any unusual hobbies?
I feed sharks in my spare time!

Do you have a favorite saying or quote and if so, what is it and why?
“It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.”

Niccolò Machiavelli

A favorite book or movie you would like to share?
I love books about kings and queens. My favorites are about the house of Tudor.

Client Reviews
Great immigration lawyer, very professional, knowledgeable and experienced. Jacob always answered my questions, e-mails and calls; great customer service from him and everybody at his office. I highly recommend Jacob, probably the best immigration lawyer out there. Plinio Franca
I trust you know how much all of us at the Spreckels Organ Society appreciate your incredible generosity in providing legal assistance with the visas required by the international artists last year during our International Summer Organ Festival. We consider it an honor that you and your firm provided this service, and were delighted to publicize your firm in our concert materials. George H.
That's good news on the approval of our 3 executive L1A visas. You fought a tough RFE, but we won. We are pleased to be working with you. KB is also bringing passports tomorrow again to the US Embassy in Tashkent for visa processing. We look forward to his arrival to the US. Sarvar
I wanted to thank again and again for obtaining my E1 Treaty Trader visa for me. The process was not easy, especially since our trade was all based on Technology. You knew the law, and was able to craft an outstanding file to be presented to Immigration. We are now ready to take the business to the next level. Toda Raba
Thanks for helping me with my marriage-based immigration case. You were very accessible - taking my calls, returning my messages and emails promptly. You answered all my questions. I was most impressed and relieved that you attended the immigration interview with me and my wife. You made the whole process streamline and simple. You really know your stuff, and you're a nice, friendly guy as well. Shane P.