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Current Issues in Immigration Law to be discussed at Scotch Plains Public Library

Credits: Susan Woog Wagner

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Public Library continues its popular The Law and You series on Wednesday, June 8, when local attorney Laurie Woog presents “Immigration Law: Fact & Fiction,” at 6:30 pm.

Her talk will provide an overview of the basic workings of a complex and controversial system, touching on current proposals for reform and change. There will be time for discussion and questions from the audience.

Laurie Woog has 20 years of experience handling all types of immigration and naturalization cases.  She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard University and her law degree from Northeastern University Law School. 

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Ms. Woog served as a law clerk for the Honorable Barbara Crabb, a federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin, and taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School before moving to New Jersey. A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, she has lectured on immigration topics at bar associations, conferences and universities. The Woog Law Office handles all types of immigration cases across the U.S. including green cards based on marriage, citizenship, labor certification, temporary work visas, and green cards based on special employment skills such as extraordinary ability, national interest waivers, and outstanding professors and researchers.  

The Law & You series will conclude its spring season, with a return visit from Vito J. Petitti, Esq. on Monday, June 20. Mr.  Petitti will deliver an overview of the criminal expungement process in New Jersey, including benefits, limitations, juvenile records, and recent legislative activity.

Mr. Petitti has been a volunteer attorney with Central Jersey Legal Services and a legislative staff attorney with the New Jersey Law Revision Commission since July 2013. He has been a licensed attorney since 2009 and is admitted to practice in New Jersey and California.

All programs are free and open to interested members of the public. For more information or to register for the programs, go to, email, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk. The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Ave. in the center of town. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.

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