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, and outlines how the changes in immigration policies are influencing immigration law practice and how to best serve your clients.
 
Stay on for the 2-day 44th 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.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Afternoon
    Presiding Officer:
    Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX
  • 12:50 pm
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 1:00 pm
    1.00 hr
    Understanding United States Immigration and Nationality Laws
    Explanations of concepts including unlawful presence, out of status, nonimmigrant intent, and of categories such as; immigrants, nonimmigrants, and citizens.

    Paul Parsons, Paul Parsons, PC - Austin, TX

  • 2:00 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 2:05 pm
    1.00 hr
    Immigration Agencies and Basic Immigration Terminology
    Learn to navigate the labyrinth of federal and state agencies that can impact immigration issues.

    Mona Gupta, Gupta & Wiora, P.C. - Addison, TX
    Nancy Taylor Shivers, Shivers & Shivers - San Antonio, TX
    Sarah E. Woelk, Casa Marianella Immigration Legal Services - Austin, TX

  • 3:05 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 3:10 pm
    2.25 hrs
    Crumbling Foundation of Immigration Law – Effects of Restrictive Anti-Immigration Policies On Your Practice
    All areas of immigration practice (family, business, naturalization/citizenship, removal, asylum) are affected by the shifting sands of Executive Orders, restrictive interpretations, uncertain timing and outcomes, and enhanced efforts to find a way to say “NO”. Learn how practicing immigration law has changed, the challenges presented, and practical solutions to meet your client’s needs in the various areas of immigration practice.

    Magali Suárez Candler, Suárez Candler Law, PLLC - Houston, TX
    Harry J. Joe, JMA Firm, PLLC - Dallas, TX
    Richard A. Gump Jr., The Law Offices of Richard A. Gump, Jr. P.C. - Dallas, TX
    Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, Lincoln-Goldfinch Law - Austin, TX

  • 5:25 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 5:30 pm
    0.50 hr ethics
    Liquid Ethics with Michelle and Jackie
    Coffee, Tea or a glass of Chablis - grab a drink and participate in a group discussion about  the latest ethical issues facing immigration law practitioners today. Hear how to deal with unique issues that practicing law in the age of COVID-19 have created. A look at the rules and an open discussion for all participants.

    Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
    Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

  • 6:00 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Magali Suárez Candler

Suárez Candler Law, PLLC
Houston, 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

Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch

Lincoln-Goldfinch Law
Austin, TX

Paul Parsons

Paul Parsons, PC
Austin, TX

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez

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

Nancy Taylor Shivers

Shivers & Shivers
San Antonio, TX

Jacqueline L. Watson

Walker Gates Vela, PLLC
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

Laura Flores Bachman

ASISTA
Phoenix, AZ

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

Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch

Lincoln-Goldfinch Law
Austin, TX

Javier N. Maldonado

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

Kathleen C. Walker

Dickinson Wright PLLC
El Paso, TX

Peter D. Williamson

Chamberlain Hrdlicka
Houston, TX

Sarah E. Woelk

Casa Marianella Immigration Legal Services
Austin, TX

Edna Yang

American Gateways
Austin, TX

Credit Info

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.
UT Law CLE is an approved provider of Pennsylvania credit, sponsor #236. Attorney attendance will be reported to Pennsylvania within 2 weeks of the webcast conclusion. Attorneys are not able to report this credit on their own, and UT Law CLE pays all associated fees for the credit hours. Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.
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

Live Webcast – Oct 21, 2020
Conference Concluded
Austin - CANCELED – Oct 21, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center
Conference Concluded
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