Susan Snider Salmon, Senior Paralegal


Ms. Snider Salmon is a Senior Paralegal with Adams Immigration Law, LLC in Carmel, IN.  In her role serving clients, Ms. Snider Salmon coordinates client matters and assists with the preparation and processing of temporary employment, general nonimmigrant cases, reinstatements, and employment authorization applications, consular visa applications, religious workers, 212(e) waivers, permanent residency, and naturalizations.  She also provides services to clients for IRCA I-9 compliance, E-Verify enrollment, and conducts I-9 audits. In 1998, after serving the Indiana University state-wide system for over nineteen years, Ms. Snider Salmon began working for immigration attorneys.

A member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators since 1985, Ms. Snider Salmon served as a Regulatory Ombudsperson.  In this position, she served as a liaison between member institutions and federal and state agencies to help resolve employment and scholar related issues.  She continues to provide support to foreign student and scholar advisors, other educational institutional staff, and faculty, in regards to SEVIS and general student and school visa matters. In September 2017 she was the recipient of the Leo Dowling Award of Excellence.

Ms. Snider Salmon has served as a national workshop presenter on the role of immigration paralegal through AILA: American Immigration Lawyers Association. She regularly presents topical information sessions and workshops at regional and national conferences on immigration and other areas of interest to the profession of International Education and Career Development, including articles in the NACE Journal.  Presentations cover many aspects of career planning for foreign students as well as the specific concerns of Human Resource professionals and employer considering foreign nationals as employees.  Other areas include I-9 and IRCA compliance.

Ms. Snider Salmon currently serves a Student Advocate in the Division of Student Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington.  As a Student Advocate, she assists students and scholars on an individual basis to help navigate through the many complexities of a large academic institution.

While at Indiana University, she served as an Assistant Director of International Services and Foreign Student Advisor.  She also managed and directed programs at the Dowling International Center.  Programming areas included:  International Student Orientation; Career Planning, immigration related workshops, and guidance on working in U.S.; nonimmigrant income tax advising, intercultural communication and understanding; university staff training on multiculturalism and diversity workshops; reentry workshops; international festivals; and national and international culture and events.

After completing a double major Bachelor’s degree in History and Anthropology with a minor in Inner Asian Studies, Ms. Snider Salmon completed graduate work in the Indiana University School of Education, majoring in Higher Education and College Student Personnel Administration.  Ms. Snider Salmon is an Indiana Master Naturalist, specializing in invasive plants.  She is a certified Trainer of Trainers and has been a learning facilitator with Girl Scouts of the USA.