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2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings eConference

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Join us for UT Law CLE's 2020 Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings. This 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
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Total Credit Hours:
11.25 | 3.00 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2021

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$375  

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1. Grounds of Deportability and Inadmissibility (Jun 2020)

1.75 0.25 0.00 1.75 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 107 mins
Audio (mp3) 105 mins
Paper (pdf) 24 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 1 — 107 mins, credit 1.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 1:

Grounds of Deportability and Inadmissibility (Jun 2020)

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

Originally presented at: Jun 2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

2. Bond Proceedings (Jun 2020)

1.75 0.50 0.00 1.75 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 104 mins
Audio (mp3) 103 mins
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SESSION 2 — 104 mins, credit 1.75 | 0.50 ethics

Session 2:

Bond Proceedings (Jun 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Jun 2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

3. Recent Developments in Immigration Removal Proceedings (Jun 2020)

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs
Paper (pdf) 4 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 3 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 3:

Recent Developments in Immigration Removal Proceedings (Jun 2020)

Originally presented at: Jun 2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

4. Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability (Jun 2020)

1.50 0.50 0.00 1.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 96 mins
Audio (mp3) 96 mins
Paper (pdf) 1 pgs
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Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 4 — 96 mins, credit 1.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 4:

Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability (Jun 2020)

Discuss 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 2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

5. Relief in Immigration Court (Jun 2020)

1.75 0.50 0.00 1.75 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 102 mins
Audio (mp3) 102 mins
Paper (pdf) 1 pgs
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Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 5 — 102 mins, credit 1.75 | 0.50 ethics

Session 5:

Relief in Immigration Court (Jun 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Jun 2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

6. Ethical Issues and Self Care in Immigration Law in the Age of COVID-19 (Jun 2020)

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 45 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 6 — 29 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 6:

Ethical Issues and Self Care in Immigration Law in the Age of COVID-19 (Jun 2020)

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 2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

7. Changes to Asylum Policy (Jun 2020)

1.75 0.50 0.00 1.75 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 99 mins
Audio (mp3) 99 mins
Paper (pdf) 9 pgs
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SESSION 7 — 99 mins, credit 1.75 | 0.50 ethics

Session 7:

Changes to Asylum Policy (Jun 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Jun 2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

8. Adjustment of Status (Jun 2020)

1.75 0.25 0.00 1.75 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 111 mins
Audio (mp3) 111 mins
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SESSION 8 — 111 mins, credit 1.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 8:

Adjustment of Status (Jun 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Jun 2020 A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings