Overview

UT Law CLE'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 43nd 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.  

Event Schedule

Program is subject to change.
All times are Central Time Zone.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Afternoon
    Presiding Officer:
    Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
  • 12:00 pm
    Registration Opens
    Includes light refreshments. 

  • 12:50 pm
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 1:00 pm
    1.00 hr
    Understanding United States Immigration and Nationality Laws
    Examine 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.

    Mona Gupta, Gupta & Wiora, P.C. - Addison, TX
    Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
    Materials By:
    Sarah E. Woelk, Casa Marianella Immigration Legal Services - Austin, TX

  • 3:00 pm
    Break

  • 3:15 pm
    0.75 hr
    Family-Based and Citizenship Cases in the Age of Enforcement
    Review current trends in family-based and citizenship cases. Explore best practices in preparing these cases and representing clients during their interview.
     

    Analí Looper, American Gateways - Waco, TX
    Irene G. Mugambi, Law Office of Irene G. Mugambi P.C. - Dallas, TX

  • 4:00 pm
    0.75 hr
    Immigration Enforcement: Alien Rights in the Face of ICE and Expanded Expedited Removal
    Hear discussion on DHS’ Expansion of Expedited Removal of Aliens, how your client could be subject to ER, and how you can protect them from it. Plus, understand the rights of aliens when confronted by ICE in the workplace, home, and on the streets. 

    Harry J. Joe, JMA Firm, PLLC - Dallas, TX

  • 4:45 pm
    0.75 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Gadfly Ethics
    In the current era of enforcement by the Justice Department, zealous advocates push back: they buck limits on the time permitted to elicit testimony, challenge ultra vires regulations and policies, file applications for benefits that should be available to their clients, and generally raise hell. Yes, and they also keep their license. 

    Paul Steven Zoltan, Law Office Of Paul S. Zoltan - Dallas, TX

  • 5:30 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Mona Gupta

Gupta & Wiora, P.C.
Addison, TX

Harry J. Joe

JMA Firm, PLLC
Dallas, TX

Analí Looper

American Gateways
Waco, TX

Irene G. Mugambi

Law Office of Irene G. Mugambi P.C.
Dallas, TX

Paul Parsons

Paul Parsons, PC
Austin, TX

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez

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

Sarah E. Woelk

Casa Marianella Immigration Legal Services
Austin, TX

Paul Steven Zoltan

Law Office Of Paul S. Zoltan
Dallas, TX

Planning Committee

Jacqueline L. Watson—Co-Chair

Walker Gates Vela, PLLC
Austin, TX

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez—Co-Chair

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

Joanna Jefferson—Director

The University of Texas School of Law
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. García

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX

Harry Gee Jr.

Gee & Zhang, LLP
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.
Addison, TX

Harry J. Joe

JMA Firm, PLLC
Dallas, TX

Judy J. Lee

Foster LLP
Houston, TX

Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch

Lincoln-Goldfinch Law
Austin, TX

Irene G. Mugambi

Law Office of Irene G. Mugambi P.C.
Dallas, TX

Paul Parsons

Paul Parsons, PC
Austin, TX

George Rodriguez

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

Erica B. Schommer

St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX

Nancy Taylor Shivers

Shivers & Shivers
San Antonio, TX

Vanna Slaughter

Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs
Dallas, TX

Peter D. Williamson

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

Sarah E. Woelk

Casa Marianella Immigration Legal Services
Austin, TX

Edna Yang

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.
To claim Louisiana MCLE credit, Louisiana credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to LSBA within 30 days after the conference.
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
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
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 23, 2019 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
Conference Concluded
Live Webcast – Oct 23, 2019
Conference Concluded
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Austin
Last day for Individual early registration: Oct 23, 2019

Add $50 for registrations received after this time

Last day for Group (5 registrants minimum) early registration: Oct 23, 2019

Add $50 for registrations received after this time

Last day for Group (10 registrants minimum) early registration: Oct 23, 2019

Add $50 for registrations received after this time

Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 18, 2019

$50 processing fee applied after this date

Last day for cancellation: Oct 21, 2019
Live Webcast
Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 16, 2019

$50 processing fee applied after this date

Last day for cancellation: Oct 18, 2019

Venue

speaker

6505 N. Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78752-4346
512-454-3737
800-866-3126 (reservations)
Map

Accommodations

$159 room rate good through October 2, 2019 (subject to availability). 

Book your room online here or call the reservations department at 1-800-866-3126 and reference the group code "ILC". The online link and group code will be active until the room block is full or the cutoff date of 10/2/2019, whichever comes first. 

Parking Information

Daily or Overnight Self-parking: $8 
Valet Parking: $20 

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