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A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Houston – Jun 7-8, 2018 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
Live Webcast – Jun 7-8, 2018

Join us for the 2018 Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings and Workshop! This course is designed for beginning and intermediate immigration practitioners, employment lawyers, criminal lawyers, and family 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: Ground for Deportability and Inadmissibility Bond Proceedings Challenging NTAs and Motions to Dismiss Contesting Deportability Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability Relief in Immigration Court Adjustments Cancellation of Removal and Other Discretionary Relief Appeals and Motions to Reopen And for a deeper-dive, be sure to add the optional Friday Afternoon Workshop! Work directly with program faculty and colleagues in this small-group, interactive forum to apply these techniques and strategies to a hypothetical case study. Walk through a demonstration of a bond hearing, the first Master Calendar Hearing, the appeals process, and filing a motion to reopen.  INSTRUCTORS AVA BENACH is a founding partner of Benach Collopy. For nearly twenty years, she has navigated clients through the maze of immigration law. Ava has concentrated her practice on representing clients in removal proceedings and in litigation matters before the federal courts. She also has extensive experience advising clients on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and complex citizenship and residence questions. In June 2017, Ava was awarded the Edith B. Lowenstein Award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).   IMRAN BEG MIRZA has been Board Certified in Immigration & Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1995. He has over 28 years of experience litigating cases in the immigration, federal district and federal appellate courts of the United States. Mr. Mirza is also currently an Adjunct Professor teaching Crime and Immigration at Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Asian-American Bar Association and the Houston Bar Association's Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program.   MICHELLE L. SAENZ-RODRIGUEZ is the co-founder of Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates in Dallas, Texas. Now in her 26th year of practice, Michelle is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of Texas. Michelle is former Chair for the Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers. She is currently a member of the ABA Commission on Immigration. Michelle has recently been named “Top Lawyer in the Field of Immigration for 2018” by Best Lawyers in America. She recently became a Director for the AILA Board of Governors. She is on the AILA ICE National Liaison Committee and also serves as the EOIR Liaison in Dallas, Texas.   JACQUELINE L. WATSON is an El Paso native and undergraduate alum of the University of Texas at El Paso. She earned her J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law. Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Jacqueline has practiced immigration law in Austin since 1999 and proudly joined Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC in 2016. She served the AILA Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico Chapter as its Chair from 2015 to 2016. more »

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13.50 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Immigration and Nationality Law
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Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 24, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Oct 24, 2018

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Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 25-26, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Oct 25-26, 2018

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Immigration

The Realization of "America First" and What it Means for Immigration Law

Kathleen C. Walker
Presented at the 2017 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Paper – 23 pgs
$25
Audio – 32 mins
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Knowing Your Rights at the Border

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson
Presented at the 2017 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Paper – 8 pgs
$25
Slides – 9 pgs
$5
Audio – 63 mins
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Video – 64 mins
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Audits and Raids, Part I: What Happens and How to Prepare

Kevin Robert Lashus, Patrick K. O'Rourke
Presented at the 2017 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Slides – 18 pgs
$5
Audio – 61 mins
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Audits and Raids, Part II: Aftermath of the Notice of Inspection, Subpoena, and/or Warrants Presented

Susan Bond, Richard A. Gump Jr.
Presented at the 2017 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Slides – 29 pgs
$5
Audio – 43 mins
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Video – 43 mins
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Case Law Update

Imran B. Mirza
Presented at the 2017 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Paper – 9 pgs
$25
Audio – 44 mins
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Advanced Perspectives on Boogeyman and Sack Man: Fraud and Misrepresentation

Simon M. Azar-Farr
Presented at the 2017 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Paper – 46 pgs
$25
Slides – 34 pgs
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Audio – 47 mins
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Video – 48 mins
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Immigration Fraud and Remedies

Nicolas Chavez, Ruby L. Powers
Presented at the 2017 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Paper – 13 pgs
$25
Slides – 9 pgs
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Audio – 58 mins
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Use of T‑Visas, U‑Visas, and Issue Spotting

Natalia Drelichman, Stacie Leigh Jonas
Presented at the 2017 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Paper – 27 pgs
$25
Slides – 14 pgs
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Audio – 45 mins
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Expedited Removal, Asylum, and Credible Fear Interviews

Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch
Presented at the 2017 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Slides – 7 pgs
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Audio – 29 mins
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Video – 30 mins
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Removal Defenses: A View from the Trenches

Amelia Ruiz Fischer, Richard S. Fischer, Lance Edward Curtright, Warren Craig
Presented at the 2017 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

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Audio – 61 mins
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