University of Texas School of Law
2018
Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law
Austin Oct 24, 2018 AT&T Conference Center
$200 Individual
Live Webcast Oct 24, 2018
$100 Individual

UT Law CLE

2018 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Program Features
UT Law's Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. It provides an overview of U.S. immigration laws, agencies and jargon, outlines the basics of family immigration law and employment immigration law, and offers an introduction to removal proceedings.
 
Stay on for the 2-day 42nd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law – for the latest developments, guidance, and in-depth discussion on issues at the forefront of immigration practice in a changing political climate. 
 

UT Law CLE

2018 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

10/23/18
Schedule

Wednesday Afternoon, Oct. 24, 2018

Presiding Officer:
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

12:00 pm

Austin Only

Registration Opens

Includes light refreshments. 

12:50 pm
Welcoming Remarks

1:00 pm

1.00 hr

Understanding United States Immigration and Nationality Laws 

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.

Paul Parsons, Paul Parsons, PC - Austin, TX

2:00 pm

1.00 hr

Immigration Agencies and Basic Immigration Terminology

Explore the roles of various federal agencies involved in the administration of U.S. immigration laws, strategies for communicating with these agencies, and basic immigration law terminology.

Amanda Baran, Immigration Policy Consultant - Arlington, VA
Sarah E. Woelk, Casa Marianella Immigration Legal Services - Austin, TX

3:00 pm
Break

3:15 pm

0.75 hr

Strategies and Practice Pointers for Family-Based and Citizenship Cases in the Age of Enforcement

Learn how to navigate and avoid pitfalls in family-based adjustment and consular processing cases, and naturalization. Address hot issues in the adjudication of these applications including NTAs upon denial, RFE’s, public charge, and fraud findings.

Irene G. Mugambi, Law Office of Irene G. Mugambi P.C. - Dallas, TX
Lakshmi Nayar, Nayar & McIntyre, LLP - Dallas, TX

4:00 pm

0.75 hr

Immigration Law in the Age of Enforcement: Employment

Immigration issues have been a key focus of the current administration. Discuss high-profile changes pursued by the current administration, including travel bans and adjudication trends. Also, survey changes looming on the immigration landscape, including updates on DACA/”the Dreamers,” temporary protected status, NAFTA, H-1B, and L-1 visas.

Caroline Tang, Ogletree Deakins - Austin, TX
Heather J. Whitfield, Ogletree Deakins - Houston, TX

4:45 pm

0.75 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Navigating Removals and Asylum Applications in the Age of Enforcement

Get practical tips and information for practitioners attempting to navigate removal defense and defensive asylum applications under the increasingly oppressive policies of the current administration.

Mark Kinzler, The Law Office of Mark Kinzler, P.C. - Austin, TX
Sarah Vidal, Law Office of Jodi Goodwin - Harlingen, TX

5:30 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2018 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Amanda Baran
Immigration Policy Consultant
Arlington, VA
Mark Kinzler
The Law Office of Mark Kinzler, P.C.
Austin, TX
Irene G. Mugambi
Law Office of Irene G. Mugambi P.C.
Dallas, TX
Lakshmi Nayar
Nayar & McIntyre, LLP
Dallas, TX
Paul Parsons
Paul Parsons, PC
Austin, TX
Caroline Tang
Ogletree Deakins
Austin, TX
Sarah Vidal
Law Office of Jodi Goodwin
Harlingen, TX
Heather J. Whitfield
Ogletree Deakins
Houston, 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
Joanna Jefferson—Director
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Laura F. Bachman
Phoenix, AZ
Nicolas Chavez
Chavez & Valko, LLP
Fort Worth, TX
Michael J. Churgin
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, 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
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
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
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
Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Afffairs
Dallas, TX
Kathleen C. Walker
Dickinson Wright PLLC
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

UT Law CLE

2018 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
4.25 hrs  |  0.50 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  |  0.50 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.  
Florida
5.00 hrs  |  0.50 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 Florida Bar at www.floridabar.org. 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.  
Louisiana
4.25 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
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.
New Mexico
4.25 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Oklahoma
5.00 hrs  |  0.50 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.  

MCLE Credit

Texas
4.25 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Immigration and Nationality Law
Additional Information
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.
California
4.25 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
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.
Florida
4.25 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Louisiana
4.25 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
To claim Louisiana MCLE credit, Louisiana 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 Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference.
New Mexico
4.25 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Oklahoma
5.00 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
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.
Other States
4.25 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
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 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

TX Accounting CPE
5.00 hrs
Additional Information
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.

UT Law CLE

2018 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Oct 17, 2018
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 19, 2018
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Oct 22, 2018
    $50 processing fee applied

Live Webcast

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 17, 2018
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Oct 19, 2018
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2018 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

Special Room Rate: $189 good through September 23, 2018. Reference "UT Law Immigration Conference" when you call reservations.

Parking Information

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