- Both Immigration Law Clinics 7/18 & 8/22
Credit: 12.0 Total Credit Hours
(Thursday, July 18th) Immigration Law Practice Clinic: Family-Based Immigration-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.
(Thursday, August 22th) Immigration Law Practice Clinic: Immigration Litigation and Advocacy -Learn step-by-step how to represent a noncitizen in removal proceedings from the time the person is identified by the immigration authorities for possible removal from the United States to the final decision by the Immigration Judge and possible appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Faculty will discuss preliminary procedures to avoid the removal of your client from the United States. They will explain what can subject your client to removal and will explain how you can challenge the allegations and/or charges in the charging document, known as the Notice to Appear (NTA). Faculty will share their knowledge and experience on how to best prepare a case for immigration court and what to expect while advocating for your client. They will provide tips on how to best deal with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Chief Counsel in seeking resolution of certain issues prior to trial. Faculty will also explain what appellate rights your client has if he or she is ordered deported by the Immigration Judge. You will learn about these important issues, and more:
1. What is the distinction between admissibility and deportablity?
2. What crimes subject your client to possible removal? What can he or she do to avoid removal?
3. Under what specific circumstances can you or should you contest charges and allegations in the Notice to Appear?
4. Is your client eligible for bond? If so, what should be included in the motion?
5. How do you obtain copies of your client's file from the Department of Homeland Security?
6. What is prosecutorial discretion and how does it affect your client's case?
7. How do you determine what is the best form of relief for your client?
8. How much evidence should you submit in support of your client's application for relief from removal?
9. What happens if your client is ordered deported by the Immigration Judge?
10. Can you appeal? If so, how do you file an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals?
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005
- CLE Program 202-626-3488
- Hon. Paul Schmidt, Arlington Immigration Court
- Hon. Philip T. Williams, Baltimore Immigration Court
- Allison Brown, Law Office of Allison J. Brown LLC
- Jason Dzubow, Dzubow, Sarapu & Pilcher PLLC
- Anna Marie Gallagher, Maggio & Kattar, P.C.
- Peggy Gleason, USCIS Ombudsman's Office
- Karen Grisez, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobson LLP
- Margaret Hobbins, Maggio & Kattar, P.C.
- Mark Shmueli, Law Offices of Mark Shmueli
- Parastoo Zahedi, Law Office Of Zahedi PLLC
- CLE Credit
Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section $269.00
Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section $269.00
Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice $269.00
Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section $269.00
D.C. Bar Members $289.00
Family Law Section $269.00
Government Attorneys $309.00
Government Contracts and Litigation Section $269.00
International Law Section $269.00
Labor and Employment Law Section $269.00
Litigation Section $269.00