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UT Law’s Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law—ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners—includes an overview of immigration laws and issues, individual sessions on family immigration practice and employment immigration practice, and concludes with Practicum: Intake and Evaluation of an Immigration Case.

Continue on at the Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law for two full days of coverage of advanced issues and includes a special presentation from AILA, After the Election: News from Washington, a discussion of hot topics and issues—what to expect and what's next.

Save $25 and earn up to 19.00 hours of credit including 3.25 hours ethics when you register for both!

Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Afternoon, Nov. 7, 2012
    Presiding Officer:
    Eugene J. Flynn, Eugene J. Flynn, P.C. - Dallas, TX
  • 1:00 pm
    Registration Opens

  • 1:30 pm
    1.00 hr
    United States Immigration Laws: Citizens, Nonimmigrants, Immigrants and Unauthorized

    Paul Parsons, Paul Parsons, PC - Austin, TX

    A discussion of the interplay of unlawful presence, out of status, nonimmigrant, immigrant and citizenship for foreign nationals, their employers and their families.
  • 2:30 pm
    1.00 hr
    Introduction to Family Immigration Practice

    George Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
    Nancy Taylor Shivers, Shivers & Shivers - San Antonio, TX

    Who qualifies for family visas in the immigrant and nonimmigrant classifications? What are the pitfalls and the high points of family immigration practice?
  • 3:30 pm
    Break

  • 3:45 pm
    1.00 hr
    Introduction to Employment Immigration Practice

    Margaret Mills Murphy, Jackson Lewis LLP - Austin, TX

    A review of the most common types of work visas available to foreign nationals and the requirements and important features of of each category.
  • 4:45 pm
    Welcome Reception

    Networking opportunity to meet and get to know your fellow immigration law practitioners.
  • 5:15 pm
    1.25 hrs ethics
    The Value and Benefits of Pro Bono Representation

    Moderator:
    Edna Yang, American Gateways - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Adam R. Bennett, Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    M. Elizabeth 'Liz' Cedillo-Pereira, Cedillo-Pereira & Cedillo, PLLC - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Natalie Hansen, American Gateways - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Vanna Slaughter, Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.- Immigration and Legal Services - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Christopher Thomas Stidvent, Dell Inc. - Austin, TX

    Non-citizens in Texas have never been more in need of pro bono representation in their immigration matters. As immigration law has grown evermore complex during the last 15 years, thousands of immigrants face their immigration matters on their own—without representation. Many non-citizens resort to unauthorized and unscrupulous outfits for what they think is help. Hear both attorney and client perspectives and be inspired to share your time and expertise with non-profit immigration programs in Texas.
  • 6:30 pm
    Adjourn

  • 7:00 pm
    Welcome Reception Ends

Conference Faculty

Adam R. Bennett

Austin, TX

M. Elizabeth 'Liz' Cedillo-Pereira

Cedillo-Pereira & Cedillo, PLLC
Dallas, TX

Natalie Hansen

American Gateways
Austin, TX

Margaret Mills Murphy

Jackson Lewis LLP
Austin, TX

Paul Parsons

Paul Parsons, PC
Austin, TX

George Rodriguez

Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C.
Dallas, TX

Nancy Taylor Shivers

Shivers & Shivers
San Antonio, TX

Vanna Slaughter

Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.- Immigration and Legal Services
Dallas, TX

Christopher Thomas Stidvent

Dell Inc.
Austin, TX

Edna Yang

American Gateways
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Richard A. Gump Jr.—Co-Chair

Attorney at Law
Dallas, TX

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez—Co-Chair

Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C.
Dallas, TX

M. Elizabeth 'Liz' Cedillo-Pereira

Cedillo-Pereira & Cedillo, PLLC
Dallas, TX

Nicolas Chavez

Chavez & Valko, LLP
Dallas, TX

Michael J. Churgin

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Eugene J. Flynn

Eugene J. Flynn, P.C.
Dallas, TX

Harry Gee Jr.

Law Office of Harry Gee, Jr. & Associates
Houston, TX

Raed Gonzalez

Gonzalez Olivieri LLC
Houston, TX

Mona Gupta

Gupta & Wiora, P.C.
Dallas, TX

Barbara Hines

The University of Texas School of Law Immigration Clinic
Austin, TX

Javier N. Maldonado

Attorney at Law
San Antonio, TX

Paul Parsons

Paul Parsons, PC
Austin, TX

George Rodriguez

Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C.
Dallas, TX

Michelle M. Turner

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Jacqueline L. Watson

Law Office of Thomas Esparza, Jr., P.C.
Austin, TX

Sarah E. Woelk

Casa Marianella Immigration Legal Services
Austin, TX

Edna Yang

American Gateways
Austin, 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.  
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
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.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.

Key Dates

Austin – Nov 7-8, 2012 – Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
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701 E. 11th Street
Austin, TX
512.478.1111 (reservations)

Accommodations

$159.00 good through Oct 12, 2012

Parking Information

$10 daily self-parking; $10 overnight parking

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