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Session 1: Strategies and Practice Pointers for Family-Based and Citizenship Cases in the Age of Enforcement - Learn how to navigate and avoid pitfalls in family-based adjustment and consular processing cases, and naturalization. Address hot issues in the adjudication of these applications including NTAs upon denial, RFE’s, public charge, and fraud findings.
Session 2: Immigration Law in the Age of Enforcement: Employment - Immigration issues have been a key focus of the current administration. Discuss high-profile changes pursued by the current administration, including travel bans and adjudication trends. Also, survey changes looming on the immigration landscape, including updates on DACA/”the Dreamers,” temporary protected status, NAFTA, H-1B, and L-1 visas.
Session 3: Navigating Removals and Asylum Applications in the Age of Enforcement - Get practical tips and information for practitioners attempting to navigate removal defense and defensive asylum applications under the increasingly oppressive policies of the current administration. more »
Session 1: 10+ Tips on Effective Deposition Techniques - Learn how to get the answers you want—effectively and ethically, including the three magic questions.
Session 2: The Three Rules of Avoiding Disaster on Direct Examination - Three tips for getting key witnesses ready to testify, including witness evaluation, witness training and witness effectiveness testing with mock jurors.
Session 3: Use of Depositions at Trial - An examination of the rules regarding depositions and how to use depositions in court.
Session 4: The Paper Chase - It’s not just a movie. Explore the interplay between discovery and trial, including pre-trial orders and disclosures. Exciting? Maybe. Crucial? Definitely! more »
Session 1: Developing a Winning Case Strategy - Most lawyers litigate a case without ever taking the time to realize what will really make a difference at trial. Learn how to identify the most important issue in your case that will affect its outcome and develop a winning strategy at trial.
Session 2: Clear Thinking at Trial: Be Centered, Be Aware, Be in the Moment - Stressed in trial prep and at trial? Inevitable? Yes. Manageable? Absolutely. Learn actionable techniques and tips for yourself and your witnesses in order to stay focused and effective.
Session 3: The Scarlet W: Waiver - Don't get the label. Learn the latest about preserving error at each stage of trial, including evidentiary objections, jury charge issues and directed verdict or judgment as a matter of law (JMOL). Learn how to avoid waiving your argument on appeal.
Session 1: Winning Opening Statements and Closing Arguments: Make them Effective and Ethical - You have one chance to make a good first impression on the jury and one chance to leave them thinking about voting for you—don't waste them.
Session 2: Voir Dire: Finding Your Enemies - Lessons for conducting effective voir dire, such as how to expose a possible bias and prejudice in potential jurors through the use of scaling questions and binary questions on jury questionnaires, as well as the use of five generational issues in jury selection.
Session 3: Beyond the ELMO: Graphics, Models and Much More! - Juries expect to see visual aids and technology in the courtroom. Gain insight from courtroom technology professionals about innovative tools to support your electronic trial presentation. more »
What are the tax implications of crime on the family tax return? What is the impact of criminal gain by one partner in a marriage? Should a spouse have known the money was tainted? Is there an innocent spouse aspect to this? Consider these questions and more. more »
Session 1: Documenting and Proving Family Relationships - Relationships are the foundation of all family-based immigration cases. Yet, there are cases where documentation proving the relationship is non-existent or hard to find. How do you prove those relationships?
Session 2: Overcoming or Preventing Marriage Fraud Findings - Understand the consequences of marriage fraud on family-based petitions, conditional residency, and naturalization applications, and strategies on how to challenge or prevent unwarranted marriage fraud findings. more »
Explore an illustration of fundamental concepts in immigration law using a common fact pattern to explore immigration practice in different contexts, including employment, family, inadmissibility/criminality, and removals. more »