UKRAINIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
Andy J. Semotiuk, Esq.
presents a free immigration legal aid clinic at
St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Church in New York on
Sunday, February 12th, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Andy J. Semotiuk is a member of the California, New York, Ontario, B.C., and Alberta Bars. As leader of the Manning & Kass Immigration Law Team, his focus is on immigration work visas for professionals and executives as well as on spousal sponsorships. With more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Semotiuk has worked in all areas of U.S. as well as Canadian immigration law. During the last 30 years, Mr. Semotiuk has helped more than 10,000 clients deal with legal problems. He has traveled worldwide speaking on immigration themes to audiences in diverse places such as Hong Kong, Fiji, India, London, and the former Soviet Union—not to mention North America.
As a graduate of a combined Commerce-Law program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in 1972, Mr. Semotiuk completed his one year of articling and then wrote the Ontario Bar in 1974. After practicing law for one year in Toronto, Mr. Semotiuk moved to New York, where he became a United Nations correspondent from 1975 to 1977. During these two years as a journalist, Mr. Semotiuk wrote articles on various immigration-related themes, such as, Habitat: the International Conference on Human Settlements, the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, and international law dealing with mobility and other basic human rights. While working at the U.N., Mr. Semotiuk also took the New York State Bar exam and was admitted to practice in New York in the fall of 1977. From 1977 to 1979, Mr. Semotiuk practiced law with a firm in New York, and, at the same time, was associated with a firm in Toronto. During these years Mr. Semotiuk focused on cross-border immigration and related cases and traveled frequently between New York and Toronto to serve clients referred to him by other attorneys, as well as organizations such as the Canadian Consulate in Manhattan.