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 Morning
  • 9:00 am
    Houston Only
    1.00 hr
    Grounds of Deportability and Inadmissibility

    Barbara Hines, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

    Review of grounds of deportability and inadmissibility; strategies for contesting common grounds of removal.
  • 10:00 am
    Houston Only
    0.75 hr
    Bond Proceedings

    Joseph A. Vail, Houston, TX

    Bond eligibility and strategies for presenting bond applications.
  • 11:00 am
    Houston Only
    1.00 hr
    Contesting Deportability

    Barbara Hines, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

    Procedural challenges to the Notice to Appear; evidentiary challenges; and tele-video procedures and challenges.
  • Thursday Afternoon
  • 1:15 pm
    Houston Only
    1.00 hr
    Citizenship

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

    Who is a U.S. citizen and how claims are documented; the Child Citizenship Act; asserting claims to citizenship in removal proceedings.
  • 2:15 pm
    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.
  • 3:30 pm
    Houston Only
    1.00 hr
    Demonstrations: Bond Re-Determination Proceedings and Master Calendar Hearings

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

    Conference faculty will role-play a demonstration of bond re-determination proceedings and master calendar hearings.
  • 4:30 pm
    Houston Only
    0.50 hr
    Questions and Answers

    Barbara Hines, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, 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
    Joseph A. Vail, Houston, TX

    Speakers discuss practical solutions to participants’ questions and cases.
  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning
  • 8:30 am
    Houston Only
    0.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Family-Based Visas and Procedures

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

    Family-based visa categories and procedures for respondents in removal proceedings; ethical issues raised by representation of married couples.
  • 9:30 am
    Houston Only
    0.75 hr
    Priority Dates and Grandfathering

    Barbara Hines, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

    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 A. Vail, Houston, TX

    Eligibility for adjustment; presentation of claim in removal; public charge issues; and waivers to overcome grounds of inadmissibility.
  • 11:30 am
    Houston Only
    1.00 hr
    Relief from Removal

    Barbara Hines, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

    Cancellation of removal of permanent and nonpermanent residents; waiver of inadmissibility under former Sec. 212c.
  • Friday Afternoon
  • 1:45 pm
    Houston Only
    0.50 hr
    Documentation of Applications for Discretionary Relief

    Barbara Hines, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

    Relief-strategies to document a discretionary case for relief; use of experts and witnesses.
  • 2:15 pm
    Houston Only
    0.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Appeals and Motions to Reopen

    Joseph A. Vail, Houston, TX

    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.
  • 3:30 pm
    Houston Only
    0.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Ethical Issues in Immigration Law

    Barbara Hines, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
    Joseph A. Vail, Houston, TX

    A summary of some of the basic ethical issues facing immigration practitioners including: preparing witnesses to testify in court; preparation and presentation of documentary evidence to the court; and withdrawing as counsel when there is an ethical issue or conflict of interest.
  • 4:00 pm
    Houston Only
    0.50 hr
    Questions and Answers

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

    Speakers discuss practical solutions to participants’ questions and cases.

Conference Faculty

Barbara Hines

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, 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

Joseph A. Vail

Houston, TX

Planning Committee

Barbara Hines

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, 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 – May 4-5, 2006 – Crowne Plaza Houston-Downtown
Conference Concluded
Dallas – May 11-12, 2006 – Cityplace Conference Center
Conference Concluded
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Houston
Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Apr 26, 2006

Add $50 for registrations received after this time

Last day for cancellation (full refund): Apr 28, 2006
Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 1, 2006

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Dallas
Last day for Standard Registration early registration: May 3, 2006

Add $50 for registrations received after this time

Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 5, 2006
Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 8, 2006

$50 processing fee applied

Venue

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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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