FARMINGTON — The Farmington Public Library will host an immigration law information session at 6 p.m. Nov. 13.

Durango attorney Beth Padilla will present the free session, which is open to the public.

Padilla contacted the library after hearing that some Farmington residents had bad experiences with notary publics posing as attorneys, said Adam Becker, adult services librarian.

"Personally, I think that this type of information is so important," Becker said.

During the presentation, Padilla will cover issued relating to immigration law such as how to report notary fraud, what to do when interacting with law enforcement, a description of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold and its impact on bond, how to pay a bond, when someone is eligible for an immigration bond, general information about the status of law, how to defend against deportation, information on family-based petitions, who can petition, and how to become a citizen if you are a lawful permanent resident.

The presentation will be held in the library's multipurpose room. Padilla will allow time for questions at the end of her presentation.

Padilla practices at her family-owned law firm in Durango, Padilla Law, P.C.

Before joining the firm, she worked for the Van Der Jagt Law Firm in Denver handling family, domestic, immigration and naturalization law cases.

She is originally from Rockville, Ind., and received her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

She is a member of the Colorado State Bar, Colorado Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association. She also serves as a volunteer attorney for the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network.


"Here at the library, we're going everything we can to serve the Spanish-speaking population of Farmington," Becker said.

For more information on the event, call the library reference desk 505-599-1272.