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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—provides an overview of U.S. immigration laws, the basics of family immigration law practice and removal proceedings, offers 1.25 hours ethics credit with a discussion on the issues new practitioners face in managing an immigration practice, plus a Welcome Reception.

Continue on at the Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law for two full days of coverage on advanced issues, including the latest developments of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, the anatomy of a removal case from start to finish, and provides a complete evidentiary road map in a 2-part fundamentals to advanced evidence series. Gregory Siskind and AILA representative Anu Joshi lead a special presentation—The Process, Politics and Prospects of Immigration Reform in the 113th Congress.

Save $25 and earn up to 20.50 hours of credit including 3.50 hours ethics when you register for both!

Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Afternoon, Oct. 23, 2013
    Presiding Officer:
    Eugene J. Flynn, Eugene J. Flynn, P.C. - Dallas, TX
  • 12:30 pm
    Registration Opens

  • 1:20 pm
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 1:30 pm
    1.00 hr
    United States Immigration Laws: An Overview

    Paul Parsons, Paul Parsons, PC - Austin, TX

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

    M. Elizabeth "Liz" Cedillo-Pereira, Cedillo-Pereira & Cedillo, PLLC - Dallas, TX
    Vanna Slaughter, Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc. - Dallas, TX

    Family reunification has long been the cornerstone of our immigration policy, accounting for two-thirds of all immigration to the U.S. in a given year. A basic overview of the family visa categories, the qualifications for each, and the application procedures which govern family petitions.
  • 3:30 pm
    Break

  • 3:45 pm
    1.00 hr
    Introduction to Removals

    Hon. Jimmie L. Benton, Gill & Benton - Houston, TX
    George Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX

    How and why respondents are placed in removal proceedings with a summary of the various ways Congress and the courts have devised for avoiding removal.
  • 4:45 pm
    1.25 hrs ethics
    Introduction to Managing an Immigration Law Practice and Beginning Ethics

    Moderator:
    Sarah E. Woelk, Casa Marianella Immigration Legal Services - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    William D. Fong, Fong & Associates, L.L.P. - Houston, TX
    Kathleen Campbell Walker, Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated - El Paso, TX

    An immigration practice involves much more than filling out forms. The panelists discuss ethical and practical issues that new practitioners should prepare for.
  • Networking Reception

    Join us for a networking opportunity with your fellow immigration law practitioners.
  • 6:00 pm
    Adjourn to Reception

Conference Faculty

Hon. Jimmie L. Benton

Gill & Benton
Houston, TX

M. Elizabeth "Liz" Cedillo-Pereira

Cedillo-Pereira & Cedillo, PLLC
Dallas, TX

William D. Fong

Fong & Associates, L.L.P.
Houston, TX

Paul Parsons

Paul Parsons, PC
Austin, TX

George Rodriguez

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

Vanna Slaughter

Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Kathleen Campbell Walker

Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
El Paso, TX

Sarah E. Woelk

Casa Marianella Immigration Legal Services
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez—Co-Chair

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

Jacqueline L. Watson—Co-Chair

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

M. Elizabeth "Liz" Cedillo-Pereira

Cedillo-Pereira & Cedillo, PLLC
Dallas, TX

Eugene J. Flynn

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

Francisco J. GarcĂ­a

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX

Harry Gee Jr.

Harry Gee, Jr. & Associates, PLLC
Houston, TX

Jodi M. Goodwin

Law Office of Jodi Goodwin
Harlingen, TX

Richard A. Gump Jr.

Attorney at Law
Dallas, TX

Mona Gupta

Gupta & Wiora, P.C.
Dallas, TX

Harry J. Joe

Jackson Lewis LLP
Dallas, TX

Judy J. Lee

FosterQuan, LLP
Houston, TX

Anne D. Monahan

Law Office of Anne D. Monahan
San Antonio, TX

Paul Parsons

Paul Parsons, PC
Austin, TX

George Rodriguez

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

Anuj A. Shah

Law Office of Anuj A. Shah
Houston, TX

Nancy Taylor Shivers

Shivers & Shivers
San Antonio, TX

Vanna Slaughter

Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Michelle M. Turner

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Kathleen Campbell Walker

Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
El Paso, TX

Peter D. Williamson

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
Houston, TX

Sarah E. Woelk

Casa Marianella Immigration Legal Services
Austin, TX

Edna Yang

American Gateways
Austin, TX

Cristina Zambrano

Zambrano Law Office
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.  
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
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 – Oct 23, 2013 – AT&T Conference Center
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Last day for Individual early registration: Oct 18, 2013

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Last day for Group 10% (5-9) (5 registrants minimum) early registration: Oct 18, 2013

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Last day for Group 20% (10+) (10 registrants minimum) early registration: Oct 18, 2013

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Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 18, 2013
Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Oct 21, 2013

$50 processing fee applied

Venue

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The University of Texas at Austin
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX
877.744.8822 (reservations)
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Accommodations

$174.00 good through Oct 16, 2013
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Parking Information

Free daily self-parking at UT garages. Separate fees apply for valet and overnight parking.

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