"I felt welcome and was given the confidence to show my talents"
While studying law at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, I wanted to gain practical experience. What does the professional practice of a lawyer look like was one of my learning objectives. Moreover, I wanted to immerse myself in migration law. The firm's small team made me feel welcome and gave me the confidence to work independently and gain file knowledge. As a tip for prospective interns, I would say that you should take the initiative and be eager to learn. With that attitude, Julien Luscuere Lawyers gives you all the space you need to fully develop. After my internship at Julien Luscuere Lawyers, I will study for six months at Istanbul University at the law faculty, where I will take various subjects such as international immigration law, public and private international law, and European competition law.
“the process could not have gone better”
When my employer wanted to fire me, I asked Julien for help. The clear process and coaching I received during the procedure gave me a lot of peace of mind. Julien Luscuere Advocaten gave me insight into the choices, options, and rights I have as an employee. In my opinion, the process could not have gone better: the firm responded quickly and provided clarity that allowed me to take each follow-up step with confidence.
“Julien provided clarity, courage and support”
I fled to the Netherlands, but my asylum application was never granted. When the general pardon came into effect, mr. Luscuere assisted me on the long road to finally obtaining Dutch nationality. In 2007, the general pardon application was granted with the help of former partner mr. Merijn de Jong. I am grateful to him and mr. Luscuere for the trust and compassion he and his team showed. They provided clarity, courage and support. My life has completely changed after obtaining legal residence in the Netherlands. I found work, was able to go to school and was able to start a family. In 2022 I will be counted in possession of Dutch Nationality.
“I felt like I was not welcome in the Netherlands”
I lived in the Netherlands for 1.5 years without a Residence Permit waiting for IND’s decision. In this time period, I felt very paranoid and felt like I was not welcome anywhere. I could not work, I could not do anything with the Gemeente, I could not access health insurance. I felt like I was an illegal person and as a Japanese person, this made me very uncomfortable. Julien was very hopeful and in the end also very successful for our case.