About

UT Law’s Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. This conference provides an overview of U.S. immigration laws, agencies and jargon, and outlines the basics of family immigration law practice, offers an introduction to removal proceedings, details issues new practitioners face in managing an immigration practice, and features a Welcome Reception.

Continue on at the Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law for two full days of coverage on advanced issues.

Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Afternoon, October 26, 2016
    Presiding Officer:
    Anne D. Monahan, Law Office of Anne D. Monahan - San Antonio, TX
  • 12:00 pm
    Austin Only
    Registration Opens

    Includes light refreshments
  • 12:50 pm
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 1:00 pm
    1.00 hr
    United States Immigration Laws: An Overview

    Paul Parsons, Paul Parsons, PC - Austin, TX

    Hear a discussion of the interplay of unlawful presence, out of status, nonimmigrant, immigrant, and citizenship status for foreign nationals, their employers, and their families.
  • 2:00 pm
    0.75 hr
    Immigration Agencies and Basic Terms: Effective Communication

    Sarah E. Woelk, Casa Marianella Immigration Legal Services - Austin, TX

    Learn about the various immigration agencies, basic immigration terminology, and tools for effective communication.
  • 2:45 pm
    Break

  • 3:00 pm
    2.50 hrs
    0.50 hr ethics
    Immigration Law and the Real World

    Moderator:
    Jodi M. Goodwin, Law Office of Jodi Goodwin - Harlingen, TX
    Panelists:
    Judy J. Lee, Foster LLP - Houston, TX
    Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, Lincoln-Goldfinch Law - Austin, TX
    Patrick K. O'Rourke, Harry Gee & Associates, PLLC - Houston, TX

    Explore an illustration of fundamental concepts in immigration law using a common fact pattern to explore immigration practice in different contexts, including employment, family, inadmissibility/criminality, and removals.
  • 5:30 pm
    Adjourn


  • Austin Only
    WELCOME RECEPTION (5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

    Meet and network with your fellow immigration law practitioners for drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Conference Faculty

Jodi M. Goodwin

Law Office of Jodi Goodwin
Harlingen, TX

Judy J. Lee

Foster LLP
Houston, TX

Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch

Lincoln-Goldfinch Law
Austin, TX

Patrick K. O'Rourke

Harry Gee & Associates, PLLC
Houston, TX

Paul Parsons

Paul Parsons, PC
Austin, 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

Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC
Austin, TX

Simon M. Azar-Farr

Simon Azar-Farr & Associates
San Antonio, TX

Nicolas Chavez

Chavez & Valko, LLP
Fort Worth, TX

Michael J. Churgin

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Richard S. Fischer

Fischer & Fischer, Attorneys at Law
Nacogdoches, 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 & Associates, PLLC
Houston, TX

Raed Gonzalez

Gonzalez Olivieri LLC
Houston, TX

Jodi M. Goodwin

Law Office of Jodi Goodwin
Harlingen, TX

Richard A. Gump Jr.

The Law Offices of Richard A. Gump, Jr. P.C.
Dallas, TX

Mona Gupta

Gupta & Wiora, P.C.
Dallas, TX

Barbara Hines

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Joanna Jefferson

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Harry J. Joe

JMO Firm, PLLC
Dallas, TX

Judy J. Lee

Foster LLP
Houston, TX

Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch

Lincoln-Goldfinch Law
Austin, TX

Javier N. Maldonado

Law Office of Javier N. Maldonado, PC
San Antonio, 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

Nancy Taylor Shivers

Shivers & Shivers
San Antonio, TX

Vanna Slaughter

Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.
Dallas, 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

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. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance 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. 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.
MCLE Credit
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #169) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Oklahoma MCLE credit, Oklahoma credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the webcast.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
f 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 to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion .

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and 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.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Texas Accounting CPE credit, the Texas Accounting CPE credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your CPE credit directly to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

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

Key Dates

Austin – Oct 26, 2016 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown
Conference Concluded
Live Webcast – Oct 26, 2016
Conference Concluded
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Austin
Last day for Individual early registration: Oct 26, 2016

Add $30 for registrations received after this time

Last day for Group (5 registrants minimum) early registration: Oct 19, 2016

Add $0 for registrations received after this time

Last day for Group (10 registrants minimum) early registration: Oct 19, 2016

Add $0 for registrations received after this time

Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 21, 2016
Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Oct 24, 2016

$50 processing fee applied

Live Webcast
Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 21, 2016
Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Oct 24, 2016

$50 processing fee applied

Venue

speaker

111 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX
512.478.9611 (reservations)

Accommodations

$189 room rate good through September 25, 2016 (subject to availability). 
Reserve your room online

Parking Information

Daily Self-Parking: $6
Overnight Self-Parking: $10
Daily Valet Parking: $26

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