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2019 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings eConference

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UT Law CLE's 2019 Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings 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
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Total Credit Hours:
11.00 | 3.00 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Criminal Appellate Law | Criminal Law | Family Law | Immigration and Nationality Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$375  

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1. Grounds of Deportability and Inadmissibility (Jul 2019)

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Erica B. Schommer, Jacqueline L. Watson

2.00 0.25 0.00 2.00 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 112 mins
Audio (mp3) 113 mins
Paper (pdf) 24 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 1 — 112 mins, credit 2.00 | 0.25 ethics

Session 1:

Grounds of Deportability and Inadmissibility (Jul 2019)

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

Originally presented at: Jun 2019 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

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

2. Bond Proceedings, Challenging NTAs, Motions to Suppress, and Contesting Deportability (Jul 2019)

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Erica B. Schommer, Jacqueline L. Watson

1.75 0.50 0.00 1.75 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 101 mins
Audio (mp3) 100 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
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Slides (pdf) 9 pgs
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SESSION 2 — 101 mins, credit 1.75 | 0.50 ethics

Session 2:

Bond Proceedings, Challenging NTAs, Motions to Suppress, and Contesting Deportability (Jul 2019)

Examine bond eligibility, evidentiary requirements, and presentation of a bond determination hearing. Learn how to launch procedural challenges to the Notice to Appear (NTA) and the timing, process, and substance of a Motion to Suppress. Listen to a discussion on how to challenge individual allegations in the NTA, including burdens of proof, evidentiary challenges, and assessing citizenship claims.

Originally presented at: Jun 2019 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

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

3. Recent Developments in Immigration Removal Proceedings (Jul 2019)

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Erica B. Schommer, Jacqueline L. Watson

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 6 pgs
Slides (pptx)

SESSION 3 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 3:

Recent Developments in Immigration Removal Proceedings (Jul 2019)

Originally presented at: Jun 2019 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

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

4. Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability (Jul 2019)

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Erica B. Schommer, Jacqueline L. Watson

1.75 0.50 0.00 1.75 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 103 mins
Audio (mp3) 103 mins
Paper (pdf) 1 pgs
Paper (pdf) 1 pgs
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 4 — 103 mins, credit 1.75 | 0.50 ethics

Session 4:

Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability (Jul 2019)

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

Originally presented at: Jun 2019 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

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

5. Relief in Immigration Court (Jul 2019)

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Erica B. Schommer, Jacqueline L. Watson

1.25 0.50 0.00 1.25 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 69 mins
Audio (mp3) 69 mins
Paper (pdf) 2 pgs
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Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 18 pgs

SESSION 5 — 69 mins, credit 1.25 | 0.50 ethics

Session 5:

Relief in Immigration Court (Jul 2019)

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 also discuss how to deal with ethical issues relating to your duty of candor to the court, confidentiality, and zealous advocacy.
 

Originally presented at: Jun 2019 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

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

6. Ethical Issues and Self Care in Immigration Law (Jul 2019)

Jodi M. Goodwin, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 35 mins
Paper (pdf) 45 pgs
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 6 — 30 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 6:

Ethical Issues and Self Care in Immigration Law (Jul 2019)

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!

Originally presented at: Jun 2019 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Jodi M. Goodwin, Law Office of Jodi Goodwin - Harlingen, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

7. Changes to Asylum Policy (Jul 2019)

Jodi M. Goodwin, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

1.50 0.50 0.00 1.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 100 mins
Audio (mp3) 95 mins
Paper (pdf) 18 pgs
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Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 7 — 100 mins, credit 1.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 7:

Changes to Asylum Policy (Jul 2019)

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.

Originally presented at: Jun 2019 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Jodi M. Goodwin, Law Office of Jodi Goodwin - Harlingen, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

8. Adjustment of Status, Cancellation of Removal, Appeals and Motions to Reopen (Jul 2019)

Jodi M. Goodwin, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

1.75 0.25 0.00 1.75 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 105 mins
Audio (mp3) 105 mins
Paper (pdf) 5 pgs
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SESSION 8 — 105 mins, credit 1.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 8:

Adjustment of Status, Cancellation of Removal, Appeals and Motions to Reopen (Jul 2019)

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. Learn about establishing eligibility for Cancellation of Removal for permanent residents and non-permanent residents, waivers of inadmissibility, and other forms of relief. Get an outline and overview of the basic rules for filing appeals and motions to reopen.

Originally presented at: Jun 2019 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Jodi M. Goodwin, Law Office of Jodi Goodwin - Harlingen, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX