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A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

San Antonio – Jun 6-7, 2019 – Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio North Stone Oak
Live Webcast – Jun 6-7, 2019

Join us for UT Law CLE's 2019 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 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   JODI M. GOODWIN practices immigration law in the trenches on the border in Harlingen, Texas. Since 1995 she has represented 1,000’s of asylum seekers, economic migrants, long-term permanent residents, businesses, families, and United States citizens in immigration and nationality matters. Jodi also represents immigrants and United States citizens in federal court in both criminal and civil proceedings. Jodi is past-Chair of the Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has served as a Director for the Cameron County Bar Association.   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. ERICA B. SCHOMMER is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law where she teaches the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic. Before joining St. Mary's, Schommer was a partner at Rios & Cruz, P.S. in Washington State where she focused on detained removal defense and federal court litigation. From 2012 to 2015, Schommer served on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration and was the co-chair of the Commission’s Mental Health Advisory Group. Schommer has a background in international human rights and has worked on various human rights issues in Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica.   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 »

Total Credit Hours:
14.25 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Immigration and Nationality Law
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Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 23, 2019 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
Live Webcast – Oct 23, 2019

UT Law's Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. It provides an overview of U.S. immigration laws, agencies and jargon, outlines the basics of family immigration law and employment immigration law, and offers an introduction to removal proceedings.   Stay on for the 2-day 43nd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law – for the latest developments, guidance, and in-depth discussion on issues at the forefront of immigration practice in a changing political climate.  more »

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Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 24-25, 2019 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
Live Webcast – Oct 24-25, 2019

In a constantly changing political climate, navigating new policies, guidance and interpretations of the law are more important than ever. UT Law’s 43nd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for practitioners of all experience levels and provides an opportunity to meet with and learn from nationally recognized experts and interact with your fellow practitioners. The 2-day program offers in-depth discussion on issues at the forefront of immigration practice, and provides tools, forms, tips and guidance on key decision points, including the increasing importance of removal and relief from removal. Gain strategies to provide the best advocacy for your clients while protecting yourself and your practice. Come a day early for the Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law - ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. more »

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Immigration

Everywhere is a "Border:" The Legal Framework at Checkpoints and Ports-of-Entry

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson
Presented at the 2018 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Paper – 8 pgs
$25
Slides – 11 pgs
$15
Audio – 50 mins
$15
Video – 51 mins
$25
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I-130 Visa Petitions: From the Basics to the Battles

Ann K. Miller, Marisol L. Pérez
Presented at the 2018 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Paper – 17 pgs
$25
Slides – 17 pgs
$15
Audio – 45 mins
$15
Video – 45 mins
$25
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PERM and I-140

Faye M. Kolly, Judy J. Lee, Maggie Murphy
Presented at the 2018 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Slides – 13 pgs
$15
Audio – 58 mins
$15
Video – 58 mins
$25
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Gone to Texas: Migration Vital to Growth in the Lone Star State

Alexander T. Abraham, Stephanie Gullo, Pia M. Orrenius
Presented at the 2018 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Paper – 10 pgs
$25
Slides – 28 pgs
$25
Audio – 47 mins
$15
Video – 48 mins
$25
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Consular Processing: Hidden Grounds for Visa Denial

Nicolas Chavez, Rosemary Vega
Presented at the 2018 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Paper – 13 pgs
$25
Slides – 12 pgs
$15
Audio – 46 mins
$15
Video – 47 mins
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Change of Status/NIVs

Susan Bond, James Devlin Cypert, Harry Gee Jr.
Presented at the 2018 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Slides – 7 pgs
$15
Audio – 37 mins
$15
Video – 37 mins
$25
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Anatomy of Immigration Fraud + Waivers and Other Remedies

Patrick K. O'Rourke, Jennifer Walker Gates
Presented at the 2018 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Slides – 20 pgs
$15
Audio – 58 mins
$15
Video – 59 mins
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Pitfalls for Zealous Attorneys: Fraud and Misrepresentation

Charles Herring Jr., Edna Yang
Presented at the 2018 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Slides – 20 pgs
$15
Audio – 44 mins
$15
Video – 45 mins
$25
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Case Strategy, Planning, and Documentation

Mona Gupta, George Rodriguez
Presented at the 2018 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Paper – 9 pgs
$25
Slides – 12 pgs
$15
Audio – 59 mins
$15
Video – 59 mins
$25
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Asylum Update

Paul Steven Zoltan
Presented at the 2018 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Paper – 15 pgs
$25
Slides – 14 pgs
$15
Audio – 40 mins
$15
Video – 40 mins
$25
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