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Maria Rita Reyes-Stuby is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. She reviewed for the bar on her own, while working as a legal assistant and raising her three young children (Alrik Kristian, Aiken Angelo and Katrina Rae). After passing the exams, she focused on immigration law practice.* Ms. Stuby writes the regular column “Immigration Corner” published in the Las Vegas “Asian Journal” and the “Michigan Filipino Star News,” where her writings reflect on US immigration law vis-à-vis the ‘pitfalls’ commonly committed by potential immigrants on account of their lifestyle and culture. She is also a licensed attorney in the Philippines.
Earlier in her career, as guest lecturer at Grand Valley State University , Michigan, she shared her knowledge to paralegal students on the differences between the legal systems of countries governed by civil law (specifically, the Philippines) and common law (such as the US) . Her experience as a licensed attorney in both jurisdictions provided a distinct comparative view on the subject.
Ms. Stuby took her pre-law degree at the University of the Philippines and graduated from its College of Law in Diliman, Quezon City (Philippines). She practiced law in the Philippines for ten (10) years, both in government service and private practice before moving to the United State and enrolling at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she obtained a graduate degree of Masters of Management.
*(Note: Since immigration practice is federal, she can accept immigration clients all over the US).