- Note: Register for this course and the August 22 course “Immigration Law Practice Clinic: Litigation and Advocacy” to receive a $29 discount. Check box on registration form to receive discount.
Credit: 6.0 Credit Hours
Description: This new all-day workshop provides a detailed roadmap to preparing family-based visa petitions and applying for U.S. residency before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and consulates overseas. You will track the life cycle of a family-based immigration case, from filing the I-130 petition to consular processing/adjustment of status to removing the condition on residency for marriage-based cases. Find out the fundamental legal requirements for each stage of the process and learn practice tips for filing initial submissions, inquiries, and appeals. Faculty will use hypotheticals so you can practice issue spotting and troubleshoot common case problems. You also will learn about potential changes to family-based immigration through proposed legislation and the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the Defense of Marriage Act. Learn about these critical issues and more:
1. Which family members are eligible for permanent residency and how long will the process take?
2. What happens when children age out while an application is pending?
3. Dealing with the National Visa Center
4. Preparing clients for successful consular processing in high-fraud locations
5. Addressing denials through speedy interventions with the consulate
6. Eligibility for adjustment of status-what are the statutory bars and what exceptions are available?
7. Screening cases for inadmissibility due to unlawful presence, criminal issues, health concerns, and fraud
8. When to file Form I-751 (Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence) and what evidence to include
9. What to do when the marriage is no longer intact-preparing I-751 waivers of the joint filing requirement due to divorce, abuse, or extreme hardship
10. How to prevent the most common filing errors from happening in the first place
11. How to handle roadblocks with USCIS and consulates overseas
12. What is the USCIS Ombudsman's Office and how can it be of assistance?
BONUS! Attendees will receive a copy of the new Family-Based Immigration Law: A Lawyer's Guide¸ written and edited by local immigration attorneys.
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005
- CLE Program 202-626-3488
- Allison Brown, Law Office of Allison J. Brown, LLC
- Jason Dzubow, Dzubow & Pilcher PLLC
- Peggy Gleason, USCIS Ombudsman’s Office
- Margaret Hobbins, Maggio & Kattar, P.C.
- Mark Shmueli, Law Offices of Mark Shmueli
- Parastoo Zahedi, Law Offices of Zahedi PLLC
- CLE Credit
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Family Law Section $149.00
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