Ligia Velázquez | Paralegal

Ligia was born in Mexico City where she studied history and law. As a historian, she has worked in cultural promotion and historical research in different public and private institutions.

As a lawyer in Mexico, Ligia worked in a Public Notary office responsible for the preparation and legality of documents such as real estate title transfer contracts, business contracts, corporate bylaws, wills, powers of attorney, real estate purchases, establishments of trust, donations, mortgages, government fees payments and other legal documents. Also, she worked eight years at a state-owned development bank in Mexico at the General Service and Procurement Departments as well as at the Internal Control Office.

Ligia is married to an American citizen and moved to Michigan where she first worked as an interpreter. After a year, she accepted a consular officer position at the Consulate of Mexico, where she gained experience working with the Mexican diaspora at the Vital Records, Documentation and Protection departments; and helped vulnerable immigrant women at the Comprehensive Care Office for Women.