FIU Law alumnus Daniel Sibirsky ’06, who just formed his own law firm, Sibirsky Law Firm, P.A., passed the Florida Bar board certification exam for Immigration & Nationality Law.
To be Florida Bar board certified, and to call yourself an expert, you must earn this through testing, area-specific continuing legal education and confidential peer review.
We recently sat down with Sibirsky to reflect on his time at FIU Law.
How did you become interested in immigration law?
I was born in Ecuador and immigrated to the United States as a child. That experience was as a key motivator to focus on Immigration Law. In addition, while I was at FIU Law, I was fortunate enough to participate in the Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, which gave me an excellent introduction to Immigration Law.
What are you most proud of in your work?
The greatest source of pride about my work is having the opportunity to make a positive effect on the lives of my clients. The most rewarding aspect of this is identifying available relief in the law which may benefit them.
What does it mean for your career to be Board Certified?
Board Certification in Immigration & Nationality Law is fulfilling. It also reinforces my commitment to continue to increase my knowledge in the field of Immigration & Nationality Law to best assist my clients.
How did your experience at FIU Law prepare you for your career?
FIU Law was a great experience. There is a commitment to excellence at FIU Law which I think everyone absorbs and puts into practice. At the same time, students are supportive of each other instead of being unnecessarily competitive.
What advice do you have for students interested in a similar career path?
I think is important to gain experience, maintain humility, and work hard.