For most foreign nationals wanting to permanently live and work in the United States, the ultimate goal is to obtain a "green card" or permanent residency status. The most common method of obtaining permanent residency is through sponsorship by an employer or family member.
Karen‐Lee Pollak, a partner in the Dallas law firm of Goins, Underkofler, Crawford & Langdon, LLP, has earned a spot among the 2009 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars selections are based on nominations made by attorneys appearing on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list. The designation is reserved for the top up‐and‐coming Texas attorneys who are 40 or younger or have been in practice fewer than 10 years. No more than 2.5% of lawyers in Texas are named to the Rising Stars list.