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EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: Mallika Raithwal | Sep 2018

At Legal Associates we believe that an employee of the month is an individual that not only brings great results and success stories to the firm, but also someone who reaches their own personal achievements in their careers. This month’s employee of the month is Mallika Raithwal, who is a Full Licensed Immigration Advisor in New Zealand.

Recent Achievement:

Recently, Mallika has represented a S61 client who was living unlawfully for 17 years. The client had approached other advisors /lawyers in these 17 years but could not become lawful even after numerous attempts. Mallika very patiently dealt with the client and represented the client with background information about the reasons for being unlawful and the exceptional circumstances due to which her S61 should be approved. The client has been approved 1-year work visa and is now lawful in New Zealand. She is visiting her home country, Samoa after 17 years and is very happy. It was a great success for the client and it is considered a big achievement. This is just one of the many complicated cases which Mallika has received successful outcome for. We at Legal Associates are proud for our Immigration Advisor to have achieved this success and look forward to her future success for many years to come.

Client testimonial:

About Mallika:

Mallika completed the Graduate Certificate in Immigration Advice from Bay of Plenty Polytechnic now known as Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. Mallika has also completed Bachelor of Arts in Economics Honours from Delhi University, India.

Mallika has worked with Immigration New Zealand for 10 years. In the 10 years employment with Immigration, Mallika processed all types of temporary visa – work, student, visitor, partnership, dependent children, S61 and Skilled Migrant category residence applications.

Mallika has worked as a licensed Immigration Advisor for the last 4 years and 1 year as a Case Officer with Work and Income.

From February 2017, Mallika joined Legal Associates as an Immigration Advisor. At Legal Associates, as a member of the Immigration Team Mallika has represented clients for S61, work visa, visitor visa, student visa, partnership and residence applications. She has also lodged Ministerial Interventions for relief when all other avenues have been exhausted by an applicant. She also works on appeals to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal.

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