University of Texas School of Law
2020
A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings
Live Webcast Jun 4-5, 2020
$375 Individual
$340 Group (5-9 ppl)
$300 Group (10 or more ppl)
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In response to current events, UT Law CLE has suspended live, in-person attendance for the 2020 Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings program.

However, this year’s conference will continue virtually, via Live Webcast, as currently scheduled on June 4-5, 2020 enabling currently registered attendees to receive timely information and meet their MCLE requirements. We will notify all registrants via email with options for transferring their registration to this live webcast or requesting credits/refunds, and will post regular updates on our website regarding this conference. For further inquiries, please contact our Customer Service Team at 
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UT Law CLE

2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Program Features
Join us for UT Law CLE's 2020 Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings. This virtual course is designed for beginning and intermediate immigration practitioners, criminal lawyers, family lawyers, and employment lawyers involved with the increasingly complex area of removal proceedings. Hear techniques and tactics for effectively handling typical and atypical problems. Interact with top immigration practitioners and gain strategies to provide the best advocacy for your clients, while protecting yourself and your practice.

This course walks through:
  • Recent Developments in Immigration Removal Proceedings
  • Ground for Deportability and Inadmissibility
  • Bond Proceedings, Challenging NTAs, Motions to Suppress, and Contesting Deportability
  • Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability
  • Relief in Immigration Court
  • Asylum
  • Adjustment of Status, Cancellation of Removal and Other Discretionary Relief, and Appeals and Motions to Reopen

UT Law CLE

2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

5/25/20
Schedule

Thursday Morning

8:50 am
Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am

1.50 hrs
0.25 hr ethics

Grounds of Deportability and Inadmissibility

Review the grounds of deportability and inadmissibility, and hear strategies for contesting common grounds of removal.

10:30 am

0.25 hr

Q&A: Grounds of Deportability and Inadmissibility

Please submit questions through the Webcast chat or by email at ConferenceQA@utcle.org.

10:45 am
Break

11:00 am

1.50 hrs
0.50 hr ethics

Bond Proceedings (approx. 30 min.)

Examine bond eligibility, evidentiary requirements, and presentation of a bond determination hearing.

Challenging NTAs, Motions to Suppress, and Contesting Deportability (approx. 1 hr)
Learn how to launch procedural challenges to the Notice to Appear (NTA) and the timing, process, and substance of a Motion to Suppress. Discuss how to challenge individual allegations in the NTA, including burdens of proof, evidentiary challenges, and assessing citizenship claims.

12:30 pm

0.25 hr

Q&A: Bond Proceedings, Challenging NTAs, Motions to Suppress, and Contesting Deportability

Please submit questions through the Webcast chat or by email at ConferenceQA@utcle.org.

12:45 pm

Live Webcast Only

Break for Lunch—Presentation Resumes at 1:05 p.m. (Webcast)

Faculty

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Erica B. Schommer, St. Mary's University School of Law - San Antonio, TX
Javier N. Maldonado, Law Office of Javier N. Maldonado, PC - San Antonio, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

Thursday Afternoon

Luncheon Presentation

1:05 pm

0.50 hr

Recent Developments in Immigration Removal Proceedings

 
1:35 pm
Break

1:50 pm

1.50 hrs
0.50 hr ethics

Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability

Discuss the categorical approach, plus a review of crime-based removability grounds, proof of conviction, doctrine of divisibility, and recent case law.

3:20 pm

0.25 hr

Q&A: ​Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability

Please submit questions through the Webcast chat or by email at ConferenceQA@utcle.org.

3:35 pm
Break

3:45 pm

1.00 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Relief in Immigration Court

Learn how to build your case for relief and prepare for trial, including tips on gathering and organizing documentary evidence, preparing witnesses to testify. We will also discuss how to deal with ethical issues relating to your duty of candor to the court, confidentiality, and zealous advocacy.

4:45 pm

0.50 hr

Q&A: Relief in Immigration Court and Wrap-Up

Please submit questions through the Webcast chat or by email at ConferenceQA@utcle.org.

5:15 pm
Adjourn

Friday Morning

8:00 am

0.50 hr ethics

Ethical Issues and Self Care in Immigration Law in the Age of COVID-19

Learn the importance of taking care of yourself to not skate the edges of ethical representation with issue of competence and lack of communication. Attention to burn out and secondary trauma are key to keeping yourself on career marathon instead of sprint!

8:30 am

1.50 hrs
0.50 hr ethics

Changes to Asylum Policy (approx. 1 hr)

In the changing world of asylum policy, learn how to present defense claims for asylum, withholding of removal, and deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture, including basic eligibility, crafting social group claims, issues with derivatives, and preserving issues for appeal.

Federal Court Actions (approx. 30 min)
Agency decisions are often just the first step in a long legal journey. Whether the issue is review, mandamus, or habeas, learn the nuts and bolts of getting your immigration case before a federal court.

10:00 am

0.25 hr

Q&A: Changes to Asylum Policy and Federal Court Actions

Please submit questions through the Webcast chat or by email at ConferenceQA@utcle.org.

10:15 am
Break

10:30 am

1.25 hrs
0.25 hr ethics

Adjustment of Status (approx. 30 min.)

Explore the criteria and opportunities for adjustment of status, including family based visas and proceedings, priority dates, grandfathering, and presentation of the case in immigration court.
 

Cancellation of Removal and Other Discretionary Relief (approx. 25 min.)
Learn about establishing eligibility for Cancellation of Removal for permanent residents and non-permanent residents, waivers of inadmissibility, and other forms of relief.
 
Appeals and Motions to Reopen: The Basics (approx. 20 min.)
Get an outline and overview of the basic rules for filing appeals and motions to reopen.

11:45 am

0.50 hr

Q&A: Adjustment of Status, Cancellation of Removal, Appeals and Motions to Reopen, and Wrap-Up

Please submit questions through the Webcast chat or by email at ConferenceQA@utcle.org.

12:15 pm

Live Webcast Only

Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Javier N. Maldonado
Law Office of Javier N. Maldonado, PC
San Antonio, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez
Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Erica B. Schommer
St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson
Walker Gates Vela, PLLC
Austin, 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

UT Law CLE

2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
11.25 hrs  |  3.00 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
11.25 hrs  |  3.00 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.
Oklahoma
13.50 hrs  |  3.50 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
11.25 hrs  |  3.00 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
13.50 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.

MCLE Credit

Texas
14.25 hrs  |  3.00 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
14.25 hrs  |  3.00 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
17.00 hrs  |  3.50 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
17.00 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

2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Key Dates

Live Webcast

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 27, 2020
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Jun 1, 2020
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

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