The PERM Workshop in Nashville was a great success, and the credit goes to the excellent faculty that participated in the presentation which included detailed discussions of current PERM problems.
My thanks to the attorneys, Robert Banta, Atlanta, GA, Blake Chisam, Washington, DC, David Ware, Metairie, LA, Kirsten Kelly, Vancouver, BC, Michael Piston, Troy, MI, and New York City, Ed Rubin, East Brunswick, NJ; Lawrence Rudnick, Philadelphia, PA; Rohit Turkhud, New York City, and Kiran Vairale Mumtaz, CEO of Adnet Advertising Agency, New York City.
The Workshops are always highly interactive, to provide everyone with a dynamic learning experience -- faculty and students alike!
The focus in Nashville was on current problems, including second preference options, exceptional aliens and advanced degrees, roving employees, and advertising and recruitment guidelines, audits, supervised recruitment, requests for reconsideration and BALCA appeals.
In addition to the PERM Book, participants received updates to the PERM Rule and policy guidelines, such as FAQ's, Stakeholder Meetings, DOL Memoranda, and BALCA decisions.
In Blogs-to-come I will refer to the issues raised by these speakers.
Many thanks also to Sam and Shrikant from ILW.COM, as wekk as to Paul Ruby, attorney for ILW.COM. Shrikant was in charge of logistics, while Sam and Paul gave on-site support to our team.
The EB-5 Workshop was run simultaneously with the Perm Workshop, and both provided quality, interactive learning experiences.
Joel Stewart works exclusively in the area of immigration law. Joel Stewart has joined the Immigration Practice Group of the law firm of Fowler White Boggs as Of Counsel in the Firm's Fort Lauderdale office. Joel Stewart is the editor and author of THE PERM BOOK. Joel is also of counsel on PERM matters at the Fakhoury Law Group. He is Past President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is a nationally recognized authority on employment-based immigration matters and a popular speaker at immigration seminars for national and local bar associations throughout the United States. Mr. Stewart has been writing the BALCA Case Summaries for AILA and Immigration Law Today since 1987 and authors official AILA articles and publications such as the Visa Processing Guide for Procedures at U.S. Consulates and Embassies in Brazil and Portugal. Mr. Stewart writes weekly columns Brazilian newspapers and serves as in-house Counsel for the Brazilian Consulate in Miami, Florida.