About

This course is designed for beginning and intermediate immigration practitioners, employment lawyers, criminal lawyers, family lawyers—in short, anyone involved with the increasingly complex area of removal proceedings.

Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Thursday Afternoon
  • 1:30 pm
    Houston Only
    1.00 hr
    Grounds of Deportability and Inadmissibility (and Removal Proceedings)

    Lee J. Terán, St. Mary's University School Of Law - San Antonio, TX

    Review of grounds of deportability and inadmissibility; strategies for contesting common grounds of removal.
  • 2:30 pm
    Houston Only
    0.50 hr
    Bond Proceedings

    Barbara Hines, University of Texas School of Law - Campus Mail, D1800
    Lee J. Terán, St. Mary's University School Of Law - San Antonio, TX
    Joseph A. Vail, Houston, TX

    Bond eligibility and strategies for presenting bond applications.
  • 2:45 pm
    Houston Only
    1.00 hr
    Appeals and Motions to Reopen

    Nancy A. Falgout, Houston, TX
    Mony Ruiz-Velasco, Midwest Immigrant & Human Rights Center - Chicago, IL

    When and how to appeal; standards and limitations of motions to reopen; ineffective assistance of counsel; and streamlining of appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals.
  • 3:15 pm
    Houston Only
    1.00 hr
    Contesting Deportability

    Barbara Hines, University of Texas School of Law - Campus Mail, D1800

    Procedural challenges to the Notice to Appear; evidentiary challenges; and televideo procedures and challenges.
  • 5:00 pm
    Houston Only
    0.50 hr
    Questions and Answers

    Speakers discuss practical solutions to participants' questions and cases.
  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning
  • 8:30 am
    Houston Only
    1.00 hr
    Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability

    Lee J. Terán, St. Mary's University School Of Law - San Antonio, TX

    Review of crime-based removability grounds; proof of conviction; doctrine of divisibility; and recent case law.
  • 9:30 am
    Houston Only
    0.75 hr
    Priority Dates and Grandfathering

    Richard S. Fischer, The Law Offices Of Richard S. Fischer - Nacogdoches, TX
    Barbara Hines, University of Texas School of Law - Campus Mail, D1800

    Establishment of priority dates; loss and recoupment of priority dates; change in age and marital status; grandfathering; strategies to prove earlier filed petitions; and Child Status Protection Act.
  • 10:30 am
    Houston Only
    1.00 hr
    Adjustment of Status in Removal Proceedings and Waivers of Inadmissibility

    Joseph Reina, Reina & Associates PC - Dallas, TX
    George Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Assoc PC - Dallas, TX
    Michelle L. Saenz, Dallas, TX
    Lee J. Terán, St. Mary's University School Of Law - San Antonio, TX

    Eligibility for adjustment; presentation of claim in removal; public charge issues; and waivers to overcome grounds of inadmissibility.
  • Friday Afternoon
  • 1:00 pm
    Houston Only
    1.00 hr
    Relief from Removal

    Barbara Hines, University of Texas School of Law - Campus Mail, D1800

    Cancellation of removal of permanent and non-permanent residents; waiver of inadmissibility under former Sec. 212c.
  • 2:00 pm
    Houston Only
    0.50 hr
    Documentation of Applications for Discretionary Relief

    Barbara Hines, University of Texas School of Law - Campus Mail, D1800

    Relief-Strategies to document a discretionary case for relief; use of experts and witnesses.
  • 4:15 pm
    Houston Only
    0.75 hr
    Acquisition of Citizenship

    Lee J. Terán, St. Mary's University School Of Law - San Antonio, TX

    Who is a U.S. citizen through acquisition; how to document a claim; the Child Citizenship Act; asserting claim to citizenship in removal proceedings.

Conference Faculty

Nancy A. Falgout

Houston, TX

Richard S. Fischer

The Law Offices Of Richard S. Fischer
Nacogdoches, TX

Barbara Hines

University of Texas School of Law
Campus Mail, D1800

Joseph Reina

Reina & Associates PC
Dallas, TX

George Rodriguez

Saenz-Rodriguez & Assoc PC
Dallas, TX

Mony Ruiz-Velasco

Midwest Immigrant & Human Rights Center
Chicago, IL

Michelle L. Saenz

Dallas, TX

Lee J. Terán

St. Mary's University School Of Law
San Antonio, TX

Joseph A. Vail

Houston, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.
MCLE Credit
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Key Dates

Houston – Apr 14-15, 2005 – Crowne Plaza Houston-Downtown
Conference Concluded
Dallas – Apr 28-29, 2005 – Cityplace Conference Center
Conference Concluded
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Houston
Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Apr 6, 2005

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Last day for cancellation (full refund): Apr 8, 2005
Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Apr 11, 2005

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Dallas
Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Apr 20, 2005

Add $50 for registrations received after this time

Last day for cancellation (full refund): Apr 22, 2005
Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Apr 25, 2005

$50 processing fee applied

Venue

speaker

1700 Smith St
Houston, TX
713-739-8800 (reservations)

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2711 North Haskell Avenue
Dallas, TX
214.515.5100
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