University of Texas School of Law
2013
Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law
Austin Oct 23, 2013 AT&T Conference Center
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UT Law CLE

2013 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Program Features
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!

UT Law CLE

2013 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

12/16/19
Schedule

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

A discussion of the interplay of unlawful presence, out of status, nonimmigrant, immigrant and citizenship status for foreign nationals, their employers and their families.

Paul Parsons, Paul Parsons, PC - Austin, TX

2:30 pm

1.00 hr

Introduction to Family Immigration Practice

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.

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

3:30 pm
Break

3:45 pm

1.00 hr

Introduction to Removals

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.

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

4:45 pm

1.25 hrs ethics

Introduction to Managing an Immigration Law Practice and Beginning Ethics

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

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

Networking Reception

Join us for a networking opportunity with your fellow immigration law practitioners.

6:00 pm
Adjourn to Reception

UT Law CLE

2013 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Faculty

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

UT Law CLE

2013 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
4.25 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Immigration and Nationality Law
Additional Information
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.  
California
4.25 hrs  |  1.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
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.  
Oklahoma
5.00 hrs  |  1.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
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.
Other States
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

TX Accounting CPE
5.00 hrs
Additional Information
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.  

UT Law CLE

2013 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Oct 18, 2013
    Add $30 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group 10% (5-9) early registration: Oct 18, 2013
    Add $30 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group 20% (10+) early registration: Oct 18, 2013
    Add $30 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 18, 2013
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Oct 21, 2013
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2013 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Hotel / Venue

Austin

AT&T Conference Center

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

Accommodations

$174.00 good through Oct 16, 2013
Reserve your room online.

Parking Information

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