Hi, my name is Greg McLawsen and I’m proud to be the founder of Sound Immigration. My job is to work behind the scenes to ensure our clients have an outstanding experience at our firm. I’m passionate about reinventing the practice of law to make it work better for those we serve. I work hard to identify the best available technology to make our firm convenient for clients. I look to other industries, like real estate and the restaurant business, to learn about practice that will help serve our clients better.
The focus of my leadership in the broader legal community is using technology and innovation to serve clients. I have chaired the 1,000-member Solo and Small Practice Section of the Washington State Bar Association, where I help attorneys learn about ways to help clients more effectively with technology tools. For two years I served on the Washington State Bar Association’s Future of the Profession Workgroup, which explored the future of the legal industry. And I chair the Technology Committee of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Washington State Chapter, and formerly served as Treasurer and Secretary of the Chapter.
My publications generally fall into three categories. First, I write about how lawyers can use technology and innovation to improve the practice of law and make the system work better for clients. Second, I’ve published exhaustive research on how individuals can sue for immigration financial support under the Form I-864, Affidavit of Support. Finally, I publish articles covering psychological issues in the field of immigration law immigration law. A small sample of publications – those available freely online – is listed below. A comprehensive list is shown in my curriculum vitae.
- Article: Redfin is Cheaper and Better than a Real Estate Agent; Will You Be thmy curriculum vitaee Redfin of Legal? Greg McLawsen, Vol. 69, No. 7 NWLawyer 20 (Oct. 2015)
- Article: Mental Health Inadmissibility: Helping Clients Who Engage in Self-Harm, Julia McLawsen and Greg McLawsen, 20 Bender’s Immigr. Bull. 973 (Sep. 1, 2015)
- Article: The I-864 Affidavit of Support: An Intro to the Immigration Form You Must Learn to Love/Hate, Greg McLawsen, Vo 48. No. 4 ABA Fam. L. Quarterly (Winter 2015)
- Article: Canadian Indians, Inuit, Metis and metis; An Exploration of the Unparalleled Rights Enjoyed by American Indians Born in Canada to Freely Access the United States, Greg Boos, Greg McLawsen and Heather Fathali, 4 Seattle J. Envtl. L. 343 (2014)
- Article: Flat Fees: A Few Wrinkles, Greg McLawsen and Deborah Niedermeyer, Vol. 68, No. 4 NWLawyer 29 (June 2014)
Presentations and lectures
I speak regularly to attorneys about issues involving legal technology, and about immigration law. You can find a full list of past speaking engagements in my curriculum vitae. I am happy to work with legal organizations in the State of Washington to offer free, CLE-accredited presentations. For out-of-state organizations, our firm has the ability to broadcast webinars to your membership at no cost to you. To learn more about speaking topics that I offer, please download the speaker sheet using the botton below.