LegalForum International was founded in 1997 by attorney-at-law Charmaine Smith Bonia. The firm has
since evolved and grown into a full-service law firm specialising in United States immigration law and all
aspects of Floridian and Jamaican law.
Charmaine is the managing director of LegalForum International and an attorney-at-law who practices in
Jamaica and Florida. She is also a United States immigration law practitioner with offices in Davie,
Florida, as well as Kingston and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Charmaine is a proud member of the American
Immigration Lawyers Association, the largest network of more than 13,000 lawyers in 70 countries. She
has a passion for mediation and is a trained mediator with the Dispute Resolution Foundation of Jamaica
and Peacemaker Ministries in the United States.
LegalForum International delivers quality workshops, seminars, and training for the legal and banking
sectors. Included in the range of unique services is its Legal Employee Assistance Program (LEAP).
LegalForum International partners work with you to exceed your personal and professional goals. Our
Jamaican offices will provide you with in-house property valuations/appraisals and the services of a
commissioned land surveyor, as well as naturalisation, immigration and visa services including:
• US immigration.
• Visa applications.
• Visa waivers and appeals.
• Family petitions.
• Green card applications, renewals and replacement.
• Citizenship applications.
• Business visas.
• Work permits.
• Temporary workers visas.
• Student visas.
• Fiancé visas.