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The International Institute For The Rights Of The Child and Terre Des Hommes Foundation present:

10th International Seminar Of Scion In The Rights Of The Child: "Child Trafficking: A Fatality?: From the reality in the field to best practices"

Date: October 19th to 23rd 2004
Place: Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB), Sion/Switzerland
Fees: 300 CHF / 200 EUR for the five days (conferences & workshops), 170 CHF / 110 EUR for one day

This Seminar is open to anyone involved in children's rights in today's world: representatives of NGOs and international organisations; regional or international government officials; active members of human rights organisations; social workers; students, researchers, judges, heads of institutions, journalists, etc.

This Seminar will be held entirely in two languages with simultaneous translation: French and English. For more information, see here.


Margaret Wong & Associates will chair a seminar in partnership with the Cleveland Bar Association entitled: "Policies, Trends and the Future of Immigration Practice - Profitability? Values? Survival?"

Acting Director of Nebraska Service Center to speak at Cleveland conference
Gregory W. Christian, the acting director of the Nebraska Service Center, has agreed to make a presentation at the Cleveland Bar Association's Policies, Trends and the Future of Immigration Practice conference on Thursday, June 24, 2004. This is potentially one of Mr. Christian's first public appearances since taking over as acting director of the center. The Nebraska Service Center accepts and processes applications and petitions from people residing in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The seminar is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, 2004.

The morning session will be devoted to immigration issues for employers and will run from 8:25 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. The afternoon session will be devoted to immigration issues for aliens and will run from 12:55 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

For the updated program + registration form, see here, visit the following link http://www.clevelandbar.org/cle/classes/immigration_law.php, or call (216) 696-2404.


IMMIGRATION LAW 2004: OVERVIEW & UPDATE

The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education will present a program on basic immigration law with an update on recent developments entitled: “Immigration Law 2004: Overview & Update” at two convenient New Jersey sites. The Program will be presented at a North Jersey Location On Thursday, July 29th 2004 at The Prime Hotel (formerly the Radisson) in Fairfield, New Jersey from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Program will also be presented at a South Jersey Location On Thursday, August 5th 2004 at The Doubletree Guest Suites in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The conference will consist of presentations + Q&A sessions on a wide-range of immigration topics including an overview of the U.S. immigration law system, family immigration and employment immigration. The materials are a "must have" for any law office or HR Professional dealing with immigration law issues. Immigration professionals, government officials, HR professionals, and non-profit reps should not miss the chance to hear from noted experts in the field. Speakers will include David H. Nachman (Moderator – see www.visaserve.com), Melvin Solomon, Edward Shulman, David Sindell, Representatives of the Newark and Cherry Hill CIS Office and others. Invited Speakers also include Angelo Paparelli and Alan Kaye. Topics will include the transition to the DHS, including the impact of both policy and process, as well as an overview of business, family, removal and asylum issues facing the immigration law and policy community. In accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board, the conference will offer up to 4 credit hours which can be credited toward the professional practice requirement. Discounted rates are available for New Jersey State Bar Association members, paralegals and students. There are also group rates for groups of 5 or more registering at the same time. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker line-up, and registration information, visit: www.njicle.com or call ICLE at 732-214-8500. For a pdf version, see here.


Spirit of Immigration: Economic Impact of Immigrants in NE Ohio Panel Series

This important series of (3) programs will explore and discuss the facts, the issues, and the opportunities to positively transform our economic climate through this region's relationship to immigration.

Seminar Dates and Times:
Tuesday, April 27th - 6:30 - 9pm
Tuesday, May 25th - 6:30 - 9pm
Tuesday, June 29th - 6:30 - 9pm

Individual session tickets: $15 per event
Full-series tickets: $35 for all 3 events
AIABG/AJC members, students: $30 for all 3 events

For more information, including registration, speakers, and session locations, see here: http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2004,0416-herman.pdf.


Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants:

What Works to Eliminate A Conviction and How to Get It

Norton Tooby presents a two-session audio teleseminar (three hours in all) on post-conviction relief specifically designed to assist immigration counsel in two ways: (1) learning how to manage an investigation into the chances of success in obtaining post-conviction relief, and (2) obtaining an order vacating a conviction or sentence that will be accepted as effective by the immigration and federal courts.

This teleseminar will offer training on:

  • Practical factors to use in evaluating the chances of obtaining post-conviction relief without doing a lot of work
  • Finding and working with a post-conviction attorney
  • Three essentials for obtaining post-conviction relief
  • Matter of Pickering, and what it has to teach us on obtaining an order vacating a criminal conviction that will be accepted in immigration court
  • A collection of many valuable grounds of legal invalidity that can be used to vacate guilty pleas
  • Strategies to make sure the post-conviction order to vacate a conviction will be respected

This teleseminar will be presented by Norton Tooby, who has done post-conviction work for over 30 years in state and federal court, including successful death-penalty post-conviction representation, and since 1986 has increasingly specialized in eliminating convictions and sentences for immigration purposes. He speaks frequently on this topic to immigration and criminal lawyers, and has written extensively on the subject, including the newly released Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants (National edition, 2004), California Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants (2002), and Vacating Federal Convictions (2000). BA, Harvard University, 1967. JD, Stanford Law School, 1970. President, Stanford Law Review, 1969 – 1970.

SEMINAR DATES AND TIMES:

Session I: Thursday, April 22, 2004 10:15 – 11:45 am PACIFIC TIME

Session II: Thursday, April 29, 2004 10:15 – 11:45 am PACIFIC TIME

Each session will offer a one-hour presentation, plus one 30 minute question and answer period.

TO REGISTER:

Online: http://www.criminalandimmigrationlaw.com/Sem_main.asp

Mail: Law Offices of Norton Tooby

6333 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 200

Oakland, CA 94609

Fax: Print and fax the registration form to (510) 595-6772

To participate in this teleseminar, all you need is a telephone or speaker phone to call a toll-free number, which will be provided after registration.

REGISTRATION FEES:

Register before April 12th: $295

Register on or after April 12th: $325

REDUCE THE COST AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE BY INVITING OTHERS TO LISTEN WITH YOU.

Registration includes materials which will be emailed to you before each session.

PAYMENT METHOD:

____ Check (please make payable to Law Offices of Norton Tooby)

____ Visa

____ MasterCard

____ American Express

Card Number ____________________________________________________________

Expiration Date __________________________________________________________

* I certify that I am not involved in the prosecution of non-citizens in criminal or immigration court.

Signature ______________________________________ Date ___________________

REGISTRATION FORM:

Please fax to (510) 595-6772 Attention: Teleseminar Department

First Name ______________________________________________________________

Last Name ______________________________________________________________

Street Address ___________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip ___________________________________________________________

Telephone ( ) _________________________ Fax ( ) ______________________

Email __________________________________________________________________

Type of Law Practiced ____________________________________________________

CANCELLATIONS:

All advance payments are fully refundable until 14 days prior to the scheduled seminar date. Cancellations received after that date are subject to a $35 service charge. Cancellations received on or after the first scheduled seminar date are non-refundable.

MCLE:

The Law Offices of Norton Tooby is a State Bar of California approved provider. 3.0 hours of MCLE credit are available to participants of this seminar. If you are not a member of the California Bar, please contact your state bar association to find out if credit is transferable.


The Center for Migration Studies, in association with the Fordham School of Law present:

The 27th Annual National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy – "Navigating Through the Immigration Labyrinth in Post-9/11 America"
May 25-26, 2004 in NY, NY

The conference will consist of presentations + Q&A sessions on a wide-range of immigration topics. Immigration professionals, government officials, HR professionals, and non-profit reps should not miss the chance to hear noted experts in the field speak. Participants will have the rare opportunity to interact with key policymakers at this unique international event. Topics will include the transition to the DHS, including the impact of both policy and process, as well as an overview of business, family, and asylum issues facing the immigration law and policy community. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker line-up, and registration information, visit: http://www.cmsny.org/27th-annual.htm.


TexasBarCLE presents the 2nd Annual Immigration Law Course 2004
May 6-7, 2004 in Houston, TX

Accredited representatives, governmental officials, and others working in the public interest are welcome to attend. This public educational seminar is not limited to lawyers. In addition to a number of well known Texas speakers, lawyers from other states will participate including:

  • Ron Klasko; Philadelphia
  • Mary Pivec; Washington, D.C.
  • Charles Wheeler; San Francisco
  • Asher Frankel; Toronto, Canada
  • Charles Havnen; New Orleans
For more information, seee the attached brochure explaining how the topics are structured to clarify the interrelationships of immigration with other fields of law.


Basic Immigration Law And Practice Seminar
The Midwest Legal Immigration Project, in conjunction with Drake University Law School and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center of San Francisco, is conducting its annual one week intensive basic immigration law and practice seminar at Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. The seminar will be held the week of May 17-21, 2004. This seminar is designed to allow attorneys to begin a competent immigration law practice and to provide paralegals and non-profit organizations with sufficient education and immigration law background to obtain BIA accreditation. For more information, please call Linda at 515-271-5730 or e-mail admin@benzonilaw.com.


Survey of Immigration Law

Presented by

THE CATHOLIC LEGAL IMMIGRATION NETWORK, INC., (CLINIC) & CATHOLIC CHARITIES REFUGEE SERVICES OF PITTSBURGH

Location: St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center
148 Monastery Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Date: April 1 & 2, 2004
Day 1: 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.,
Day 2: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $175 per person for staff of CLINIC affiliates and 501(c)(3)
community based organizations (CBO’s) (w/ proof of 501(c)(3) status)
$525.00 per CLINIC affiliate & CBO office cap for 3 staff
$35.00 each additional staff (after 3 staff)
$350.00 per Private Attorneys and staff

This intensive two-day training is designed for legal workers who want to
learn the basics of immigration law whether it be to prepare and file forms
before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or to
represent individuals in immigration court proceedings. Not only will participants
learn basic immigration terminology but they will learn the basic eligibility
requirements for family-based immigration as well as for self-petitions under
the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and applications for TPS and Asylum.
Moreover, participants will learn what categories comprise the grounds of
inadmissibility to the United States.

You may register for this program by March 18, 2004 by faxing a copy of your
registration to Julia Smith-Aman at (508) 820-0407, and then mailing the
registration form with a check payable to CLINIC to the address listed below.
All participants will receive a confirmation of registration by March 25.

For more information, call Julia Smith-Aman at (508) 820-4302. Mail
registration and fee to:

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Attn: Julia Smith-Aman
12 Irving Street
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 820-0407 (fax)


The Practicing Law Institute (PLI) proudly announces the upcoming program:

BASIC IMMIGRATION LAW 2004
New York City, April 27, 2004

This program will explain the basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure. Attendees will receive a course handbook with articles by leading practitioners and sample documents and forms to assist you in your practice.

Topics to be covered at this program include:

  • an overview of U.S. immigration law
  • the difference between nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (Permanent/green card) visas
  • employment-related visas and work authorization
  • family-sponsored visas
  • asylum, removal proceedings against immigrants
  • judicial review of immigration cases
  • ethical issues

For more information please contact Robert Ferguson at rferguson@pli.edu or see here.

PLI's Scholarship/Financial Hardship Policy: Full and partial scholarships to attend PLI programs are available. Eligible individuals include: judges, judicial law clerks, law professors, law students, pro bono attorneys, librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit organizations, legal services organizations or government agencies, unemployed attorneys and those with financial hardships. To apply, send your request on your employer's letterhead, stating the reason for your interest, along with the completed registration form on this brochure, to the PLI Scholarship Committee. All applications must be accompanied by a $15 non-refundable application fee (applicants may pay by check or credit card), and be submitted four weeks before the date of the program you wish to attend. Students must submit a copy of their student ID card.


The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
presents a CLE skills seminar on:

Challenging Immigration Consequences Of Selected Crimes

Friday, May 7, 2004
Red Lion Hotel On Fifth Avenue
1415 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101
206-971-8008

Registration 8:00 - 9:00AM * Skills Seminar 9:00 - 5:00PM

For more details, see here.


New DHS Visa Regulations for Foreign Health Care Workers

A Special Educational Initiative in Your Community Brought to You by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)

As part of a major change in federal policy affecting hiring of foreign health care workers in the U.S., the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued new Section 343 rules requiring foreign health care workers who are seeking temporary or permanent occupational visas or Trade NAFTA status to obtain a special visa certification in order to deliver patient care and provide health care services in this country. The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) and the International Commission on Healthcare Professions (ICHP) are sponsoring a special educational program in your community about the new DHS rules. This timely educational initiative is designed to provide you with important information about the new rules and facilitate the process for foreign health care workers to obtain a visa certificate through the CGFNS/ICHP specially designed Visascreen (TM) program.

The New Federal DHS rules apply to:
  • Registered nurses and licensed
  • practical (vocational) nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Audiologists
  • Medical Technicians
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Physician Assistants

For more information on the session, including session speakers and locations, see here: http://www.cgfns.org/cgfns/newsandevents/specialevents.html.


SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE PRESENTS: A (3) DAY WORKSHOP
THE INTERNATIONAL SHIP AND PORT FACILITY CODE/COMPANY AND PORT SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING

Choose your desired location:
Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 23 – 25
               OR
SUNY Maritime College, New York, March 9 - 11

DAY ONE

  • History of Terrorism
  • Risk Management for Maritime Security
  • Regulatory Background
  • International Regulations
  • Security Organization
  • Risk Based Decision Making
DAY TWO
  • Weapons Identification
  • Security Assessments and Inspections
  • Security Awareness
  • Security Record Keeping
  • Continuous Synopsis Record
  • Security Measures
  • Response to Security Incidents
DAY THREE
  • Terminal Security Planning
  • Passenger/ Cargo/ Oil
  • Implementation of Regulations
  • Group Exercise:
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Security Plans
  • Training Plans
REGISTRATION FORM

I will be attending the International and Port Security Code Workshop:

San Juan, March 23 - 25 __________

New York, New York March 9 - 11 ________

Name _________________________

Title __________________________

Company ______________________

Address _______________________

_________________________

Telephone ______________________

E-mail _________________________

COST: $850/ student


Please mail check to:

Continuing Education
SUNY Maritime College, 6 Pennyfield Ave., Bronx, NY 10465

Or register by telephone

Tel: 718-409-7341
Fax: 718-409-4886

More Info contact: apalmiotti@sunymaritime.edu

Master Card/Visa Accepted


Corporate & Business Immigration Law: Common Denominators

Dear Business Owners, International Investors & Human Resource Professionals

The first step to the success of your business or investment is to understand the implications of Corporate Law, Tax Law and Business Immigration Law in the U.S.

David H. Nachman, Esq., the Managing Attorney of Nachman & Associates, P.C., and a unique panel, will discuss factors such as choice of corporate entities, tax considerations and visa applications and petitions to best suit your business needs.

This program is co-sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University, Marketing Experience and CELESQ.

The Seminar is scheduled for:

DATE: March 3, 2004
TIME: Morning Session - 8:30 am-12:00 pm & Lunch/Workshops - 12:00 pm-4:00 pm.
LOCATION: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck Campus, New Jersey

See here for a Registration Form.

We are pleased to continue to offer you access to cutting-edge educational seminars in the Business Immigration Law field. Please feel free to let us know if you would like to have us prepare a customized immigration law training program for your staff at your place of employment.


The Immigrant Legal Resource Center,
The Washington Defenders Association Immigration Project and
The Law Offices of Norton Tooby

present a two-session audio teleseminar (3 hours in all) on:

DEFENDING IMMIGRANTS AGAINST REMOVAL FOR DRUG CASES IN THE 9th CIRCUIT


This teleseminar will offer training on:

1. The controlled substances conviction-based and conduct-based grounds of deportability and inadmissibility, and eligibility for available relief in immigration court

2. The steps necessary to construct an immigration-safe disposition in a criminal drug-trafficking case in the Ninth Circuit

3. A description of the criminal court dispositions for which state rehabilitative relief is effective to eliminate a controlled substance conviction in the Ninth Circuit

4. Analysis and defenses against aggravated felony classification, and use of the categorical analysis/divisible statute strategies in all crimes cases.

Seminar dates and times:

Thursday, February 19, 2004 10:15 -- 11:45 am PACIFIC TIME

Thursday, March 4, 2004 10:15 -- 11:45 am PACIFIC TIME

Each session will offer a one-hour presentation, plus one half-hour ofquestions and answers.


To register:

Online: http://www.criminalandimmigrationlaw.com/Sem_tele_avoiding_moreinfo.asp

Fax: (510) 595-6772

Mail: Law Offices of Norton Tooby, 6333 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94609

To participate in this teleseminar, all you need is a telephone or speakerphone to call a toll-free number, which will be provided after registration.


Faculty members include:

Ann Benson -- Directing Attorney, Washington Defender Association's Immigration Project

Katherine Brady -- Staff Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center;author California Criminal Law &Immigration (2004 edition forthcoming)

Norton Tooby -- Author, Aggravated Felonies (2003), Criminal Defense ofImmigrants (2003),

If you have any questions, please call the Teleseminar Department at

(510) 601-1300 or via email at pubs@criminalandimmigrationlaw.com


********************************************************************
REGISTRATION FEE

Register before February 10th: $195

Register on or after February 10th: $225

Registration includes materials which will be emailed to youbefore each session.

Reduce your cost by inviting others to listen with you in your office!

PAYMENT METHOD

____ Check (please make checks payable to Law Offices of Norton Tooby)

____ Visa

____ MasterCard

____ American Express


Card Number ________________________________________________________

Expiration Date ______________________________________________________


I certify that I am not involved in the prosecution of non-citizens in criminal or immigration court.

Signature _______________________________ Date ______________________

********************************************************************
REGISTRATION

Please fax to Law Offices of Norton Tooby (510) 595-6772 Attention: Teleseminar

First Name __________________________________________________________


Last Name __________________________________________________________


Street Address _______________________________________________________

City/State/Zip _______________________________________________________

Telephone ( ) ______________________________________________________


Fax ( ) ____________________________________________________________


Email _______________________________________________________________


Type of Law Practiced _________________________________________________

CANCELLATIONS All advance payments are fully refundable until 14 days prior to the scheduled seminar date. Cancellations received after that date are subject to a $35 service charge. Cancellations received on or after the first scheduled seminar date are non-refundable.

MCLE The Law Offices of Norton Tooby is a State Bar of California approved provider. 3.0 hours of MCLE credit are available to participants of this seminar. If you are not a member of the California Bar, please contact your state bar association to find out if credit is transferable.


Seminar Announcement:
Maintaining Immigration Compliance in the Changing Workplace: New Rules, New Procedures, New Proposals

This program is sponsored by the Employers Association of New Jersey ("EANJ") through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Recent changes in Immigration law, such as new H-1B Cap and President Bush's proposal for special legislation regarding undocumented workers will impact companies in New Jersey that hire foreign nationals.

David H. Nachman, Esq., the Managing Attorney of Nachman & Associates, P.C., and other speakers from the EANJ and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Counsel for Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices, will provide an overview of the laws relating to business immigration, employment status, discrimination, I-9s and verification and other issues in today's business immigration law arena.

DATE: February 18, 2004
TIME: 10:00 am-3:00 pm,
LOCATION: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, 199 Smith Road, Parsippany, New Jersey
Please call EANJ at (973) 239-8600 for reservations or contact us at (201) 236-9998 for more information.

For registration form, see here.

We are pleased to continue to offer you access to cutting-edge educational seminars in the Business Immigration Law field. Please feel free to let us know if you would like to have us prepare a customized training program for your staff at your place of employment.


The Versatile J-1 Visa Seminars
Sponsored by Association for International Practical Training (AIPT)

Find out how the little-known J-1 visa can help your clients transform traditional human resources into an important tool for developing global competencies. At these FREE educational seminars you will learn:

  • about the J-1 visa and how it is different from other visas
  • when and why this visa is used within the business arena
  • acceptable uses for the J-1 trainee visa
  • the structure needed to begin using the J-1 program
  • about new developments in the J-1 program
The 2004 seminar locations include:
March 25, Miami, FL
April 20, Las Vegas, NV
April 22, Los Angeles, CA
May 6, New York, NY
September 23, Chicago, IL
For additional information, or to register, log on to http://www.aipt.org/events
or call Eric Palazzo at (410) 997-4293.


AILA TEXAS CHAPTER ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE
Business Immigration: Creative Solutions to Emerging Issues

MARCH 25-28, 2004? SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
THE INN AT LORETTO

AILA ROOM RATE: FROM $204.00 SINGLE/DOUBLE
RESERVATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 23, 2004
ACCENT TRAVEL TEL: 1-800-866-8464

AILA Texas Chapter Members and Staff $300
Non-AILA Texas Chapter Members $350
Early Registration Discount (before 01/23/04) subtract $ 50

CLE Accreditation Pending
Conference Registration Form

For more information visit the Texas Chapter Web site at:
http://ailatx.org/page.cfm?PageKey=862
Mail registration form and check to: Or call Edward Rios
KEMP SMITH LLP
221 North Kansas, Suite 1700
El Paso, Texas 79901
Direct 915-546-5244 * Fax 915-546-5360
Email: erios@kempsmith.com

This form is for conference registration only. Separate arrangements must be made for hotel and air. The conference will be held at The Inn at Loretto. For reservations, please call Sandy at Accent Travel, 1-800-866-8464 and mention "Texas Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association." Additional details about the conference and accommodations are posted at the bottom of the chapter homepage at www.ailatx.org.

Note: All persons attending this conference must be in compliance with 8 CFR § 292 relating to the unauthorized practice of immigration law. AILA Texas Chapter and its officers shall solely determine who is and who is not in compliance with this regulation.


The following is a listing of past events, included here for archival purposes only:


Winter Institute
Arts Presenters 47th Annual Members Conference

January 9, 2004
Hilton New York & Towers
http://www.artspresenters.org/conference/winterinstitute.cfm

ARTISTS FROM ABROAD

This seminar provides step-by-step guidance for anyone running into challenges and complications in applying for temporary employment visas for artists. It is ideal for CEOs, programming and operations staffs, and artists who work to bring performers from abroad.

International artists play a key role in the presenting and touring field and promoting cultural exchange, but applying for temporary employment visas can be fraught with complications. In our new security environment, with major policy and administration changes taking place, it is critical to understand how best to assemble and submit a petition to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS).

This seminar, led by the immigration experts responsible for the content development of www.artistsfromabroad.org, explains the process step-by-step.

Seminar Topics Include:

  • Visa categories O and P
  • Application Forms and Timelines
  • Required Support Documentation
  • Preparing and Filing a Strong Petition
  • Premium Processing
  • Visa Application Process
  • Security Clearances and Registration Regulations resulting from the Homeland Security and Patriot Acts

Facilitators:
Jonathan Ginsburg and Brian Taylor Goldstein are principals in the law firm Fettmann, Taylor & Majors, P.C., a full-service law firm specializing in U.S. immigration and nationality law relating to the arts, entertainment, and motion picture and television productions. The Artists from Abroad website (www.artistsfromabroad.org) was produced by Arts Presenters in partnership with the American Symphony Orchestra League and is made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This seminar is selling out, so register with the attached form or online today at: http://www.artspresenters.org/conference/register.cfm. Non-members will be asked to sign-in to the Guestbook before registering.

Deadline to register: December 12, 2003


The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Presents:

ADVANCED IMMIGRATION PRACTICE: STRATEGIES & SOLUTIONS FOR SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONS
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick/S1468-9708

In order to have an immigration practice or work in the area of human resources, it is important that you understand nonimmigrant and immigrant visa requirements for specific industries and professions. Understanding new rules and procedures will help you to develop new strategies and solutions so you can more effectively represent your clients.

This new program, featuring an authoritative panel of immigration practitioners will cover several specific industries and review the strategies and solutions for dealing with immigration matters in each industry segment. It is designed for practitioners with some experience in immigration practice.

For complete information and to register, please visit http://www.njicle.com/cgi-bin/njicle?SessionID=31&doc=/Seminars/aDViMM_1-21-04.htm

STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS FOR SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONS

1. Introduction (NJICLE Introduction, Overview of the Program, Introduction of Panelists, New Developments since November's ICLE Program and Ethical Considerations in Immigration Law Practice).
Panelist is (Moderator) David Nachman (9:00 am to 9:20 am)

2. Solutions for Foreign Nationals in the Hospitality Industry:
Panelists are: David Nachman; David Sindell and Alan Kaye
(9:20 am to 10:15 am)

Proposed items for coverage:
- Use of various nonimmigrant vis options (O-1, H-1B, H-3, etc.) for Restaurants, Hotels, Motels, Casinos and Golf Clubs
- Develop options from a short hypothetical at a golf club or another hospitality concern
- Labor Certification case updates for cooks and other hospitality industry workers
- Use of the H-2B nonimmigrant visa and The J-1 Training Program

3. Solutions for Foreign Nationals in the Technology Industry:
Panelists are: David Nachman, David Sindell; Mary Dodds and Andrew Zeltner
(10:15 am to 11:10 am)

Proposed items for coverage:
- The new H-1B Regime: "Less is more."
- Prevailing wage determination and DOL's enforcement actions.
- Use of L-visa in the Technology arena other nonimmigrant options.
- Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa options for Technology and Biotechnology.

4. Solutions for Foreign Nationals in the Healthcare Industry:
Panelists are: Alan Kaye; Ralph Rinello and Shareen Chen
(11:10 am to 12:05 pm)

Proposed items for coverage:
- Nonimmigrant solutions for Doctors, Dentists, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists and Nurses (Use of the TN, O-1, H-1B, J-1, etc.)
- New Certification Sec. 343) for healthcare Workers
- Consular Processing Considerations for healthcare Professionals
- The New HHS Waiver Program for Doctors

LUNCH AND NETWORKING (12:05 pm to 12:50 pm)

5. Solutions for Foreign Nationals in the Academic Arena:
Panelists are: Ralph Rinello; Jeffrey Grundy, John Torres and David Nachman
(12:50 pm to 1:45 pm)

Proposed items for coverage
- Implementation of SEVIS and changes in the realm of Student Visa Work
- Representation of Academic and Nonacademic Organizations
- Nonimmigrant Visa Options for Professors, Doctors and Scientists
- Special Handling Procedures for Labor Certifications for Professors and Teachers.
- Enforcement considerations for SEVIS violators.

BREAK (1:45 pm - 1:55 pm)

6. Solutions for Foreign Nationals in the Religious Area:
Panelists are: Jan Brown, Melvin Solomon and Edward Shulman
(1:55 pm to 2:50 pm)

Proposed items for coverage:
- Immigrant and Nonimmigrant options for various types of Religious Workers
- Defining the "traditional religious functions."
- Creative options for use of the "Religious Worker Category?"
- Does the Religoius Worker have to be paid a salary?

7. Questions and Answers (2:50 to 3:00 pm)


The Global Competition for Talent and People
Sponsored by Immigration and Nationality Committee Chicago Bar Association and The Immigration Policy Center American Immigration Law Foundation

Thursday, November 13, 2003

The Chicago Bar Association
321 S. Plymouth Court,
Chicago IL, 60604-3997

Lobby Reception- 6:00 P.M. to 6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion - 6:30 P.M. to 7:30 p.m.

You are cordially invited to a panel discussion analyzing the importance of domestic immigration policy to most effectively harness the intellectual and human capital that will drive the 21st century economy. "The Battle for Global Talent & People", a recently released paper published by the Immigration Policy Center will be distributed at the event.

Featured Speakers

Gary E. Endelman, BP America
Daniel Siciliano, Stanford Law School
Margaret H. McCormick, Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Please RSVP to Vibha Tambe
(312) 427-6163 Ext. 3007 or
e-mail vtambe@mmhpc.com
There is no charge to attend this program


The Versatile J-1 Visa Seminars
Sponsored by Association for International Practical Training (AIPT)

Find out how the little-known J-1 visa can help your clients transform traditional human resources into an important tool for developing global competencies. At this FREE seminar you will learn:

  • about the J-1 visa and how it is different from other visas
  • when and why this visa is used within the business arena
  • acceptable uses for the J-1 trainee visa
  • the structure needed to begin using the J-1 program
  • about new developments in the J-1 program

Networking breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Seminars will be held from 9 a.m. - noon in the following cities:

Boston, MA - November 6, 2003

Phoenix, AZ - November 12, 2003

San Jose, CA - November 14, 2003

Washington, DC - December 3, 2003

For additional locations and dates, or to register, log on to http://www.aipt.org/events or call Eric Palazzo at (410) 997-4293.


The Defending Immigrants Partnership and The Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago present:

Two-day Training Conference For Criminal Defense Counsel

Come one, come all -- to Chicago -- Thursday, September 4, 2003, for an information-filled, national conference on defending non-citizens before - and after - conviction. Work out those sticky issues among your colleagues, instead of in front of the judge. Take up the challenge of how to incorporate immigration defense into your criminal practice.

You are invited to join nationally recognized immigration law experts and state and federal criminal defense counsel for a mixture of lecture, panel discussion, role play and other presentations addressing:

  • Who is affected by immigration consequences?
  • What is a "conviction" and can it be undone?
  • When do misdemeanors matter and what about sentences?
  • Which crimes are aggravated felonies or other violations?
  • How have the federal courts been analyzing these crimes?
  • Are there defenses to illegal reentry and why do state defense counsel care?
  • What about alternate pleas and post-conviction cases?
  • Can you build expertise in your office & educate clients?

For more detailed information, including a printable flyer and registration form, see http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/News/2003,0723-event.pdf Please circulate in your offices and spread the word. You are also welcome to register for the training conference on Wednesday, September 3, 2003, when we will be focusing on Illinois criminal law and defense issues.


The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Presents:

Immigration Law Basics

Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2003 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Place: Sheraton at Woodbridge Place, Iselin/S597c-9100

The comprehensive program will familiarize you with the U.S. agencies that are responsible for the immigration process. A panel of experienced immigration law attorneys and BCIS representatives will explain how the administrative system operates, and provide the information you need to handle basic immigration matters. You’ll learn how to find immigration-related research materials and short cuts in the petition and application processes, how to work with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) and other government agencies, how to effectively qualify your clients for immigrant and/or nonimmigrant status and more.

For complete information and to register, please visit http://www.njicle.com/cgi-bin/njicle?SessionID=44&doc=/Seminars/ImmigBasics_8-6-03.htm


Sterling Education Services Presents:

Immigration Law in the Workplace

Date: July 1, 2003
Place: Best Western Newark Airport West. 101 International Way. Newark, NJ

This seminar has been specifically designed for attorneys, human resource professionals, and business owners and managers who select, manage and terminate employees. This seminar will help professionals and attorneys who represent employers and employees formulate a strategy for successfully preventing and handling problems when they do occur. Employment, labor, general practice, and new attorneys will find this seminar beneficial.

For more information, please visit http://www.sterlingeducation.com/ILWNewark.html


The Immigrant Legal Resource Center Spring Seminars
More information and downloadable registrations can be found at http://www.ilrc.org

  • Seminar: The Child Status Protection Act, Reinstatement of A Visa Petition when the Petioner has Died, the Alternative Sponsor Law for Affidavits of Support, and Widow/Widower Petitioners
    Join us for an afternoon on recent developments in family-based immigration. Charles Wheeler, senior attorney with CLINIC, will provide updated information on issues related to handling family petitions following the death of the petitioner as well as other important topics. First, we will discuss when clients can avoid aging out under the recently enacted Child Status Protection Act. Particular emphasis will be given to how the law impacts the dependents of Lawful Permanent Residents, as this is the most confusing and poorly drafted portion of this law. We will also discuss the standards and procedures for reinstatement of a visa petition when the petitioner has died and the Alternative Sponsor Law allowing for someone other than the petitioner to file the Affidavit of Support in the event of the petitioner's death. Finally, we will discuss petitions filed by Widows and Widowers.
    Dates: Tuesday, March 25, 2003
    Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. a Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m.
    Place: San Francisco State-Downtown Center, 425 Market St. (@Fremont), San Francisco, CA
    Fees:* $110 for private attorneys; $40 for staff of nonprofit and $15 IOLTA agencies Payment of fees and pre-registration via fax/mail by March 11th is necessary to ensure seminar materials.
    This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 2.75 hours.**

  • Seminar: Immigration Law From A to Z
    A seven session seminar covering in depth all of the basic themes of Immigration Law.

    One of the ILRC's most popular training programs in San Francisco for the past nine years, this small group series will be guided by Donald Ungar. This educational forum provides a unique opportunity for practicing attorneys: a comprehensive, in-depth review of the basic elements of immigration law, appropriate for both experienced and relatively new-to-the-field immigration attorneys. The goal is to provide a foundation to build a better understanding of the central issues that confront immigration attorneys in their day to day practice. It is open to attorneys, preference being given to those with at least one year of immigration law experience, and fully accredited representatives, based on his/her experience.
    Conducted in a seminar style, the series will be limited to 15 participants in order to create an atmosphere conducive to free and lively discussion of statutory and federal case law.
    Seven three hour sessions will cover the gamut of immigration law, from the fundamentals to more complex legal problems, with an emphasis on recent changes in the law.
    Don Ungar, one of the nation's most experienced immigration attorneys and the first recipient of AILA's Jack Wasserman Award for excellence, will lead the class. Currently of counsel to the firm of Simmons and Ungar, Don has litigated numerous important immigration cases and is known for his fresh and innovative approach to immigration law. He conceived this very popular program and has conducted it under the auspices of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco for the past nine years.
    Date: Thursdays, March 27, and April 3, 10, 17, and May 1, 8, and 15 2003
    Time: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    Place: 2 Embarcadero Center, 24th Fl., SAN FRANCISCO~415/576-3000 directions to site only.
    Cost: Regular fee: $550; Nonprofit staff: $220 & IOLTA agency staff *Payment of fees and pre-registration via fax or mail by March 13th is necessary to ensure seminar materials.
    This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 19.25 hours**

  • Seminar: Social Security "No Match"Letters
    This seminar will focus on how to respond to the "No Match" letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to employers. In these letters, the SSA informs employers that the social security numbers submitted for employees do not match SSA records. In response, many employers have discharged employees. The presentations will prepare practitioners to communicate with employers (both verbally and through model letters) in order to protect the jobs of immigrants.
    Presenters include: Mark Silverman, ILRC Staff Attorney; Marielena Hincapie, NILC Staff Attorney
    Co-sponsored by National Immigration Law Center
    Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2003 in San Francisco
    Time: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. a Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m.
    Place: New College of California School of Law, 50 Fell St. (between Van Ness and Polk St.), San Francisco
    Cost: Regular fee: $110; Nonprofit staff: $40; IOLTA agency staff: $15 *Payment of fees and pre-registration via fax or mail by March 19th is necessary to ensure seminar materials.
    This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.75 hours and 1.0 hour of Ethics. **

  • Seminar: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions, and Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants
    Register on-line at http://www.criminalandimmigrationlaw.com
    The immigration consequences of crimes is one of the most fast-changing and technical areas of immigration law. While the deck often seems stacked against a non-citizen with even a minor conviction, a number of strong defenses are available based in particular on landmark Ninth Circuit opinions of the last few years. The goal of this seminar is to discuss defense strategies and as much as possible to de-mystify the area and provide a structure for analysis. The day-long, interactive seminar employs lecture, small group work, and break-out groups for criminal and immigration defense practitioners. Topics for immigration practitioners include defense strategies for asserting eligibility for relief such as cancellation, 212(h), adjustment, asylum, and naturalization; defense strategies when convictions are alleged to come within the aggravated felony, domestic violence, moral turpitude, controlled substance or firearms grounds; and information about how to evaluate and to bring a case for post-conviction relief.
    Cost: Regular fee: $280; Public Defenders: $220; Nonprofit staff: $120. Late Registration Fee: $25
    San Francisco. Saturday, April 12, 2003. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Golden Gate University, 536 Mission St., San Francisco. Presented by the ILRC and the Law Offices of Norton Tooby. Register by April 2nd, 2003
    Los Angeles. Saturday, April 26, 2003. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Loyola Marymount University, Seaber Hall. One LMU Drive, Los Angeles. Presented by the ILRC and the Law Offices of Norton Tooby. Register by April 16th, 2003
    To enroll in these seminars, checks are to be made payable to Law Offices of Norton Tooby and sent to 633 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94609. For more information, call Seminars & Publication Dept. (510) 601-1300; or register on-line at www.criminalandimmigrationlaw.com; Application for 6.5 hours of MCLE credits has been granted.

  • Seminar: Cancellation for Non-LPR's
    This seminar will focus on the exceptional and extremely unusual hardship requirement for cancellation of removal for non-lawful permanent residents. Topics include the use of evidence of medical, psychological, educational, and family factors in meeting the hardship standard. Speakers will include immigration practitioners, physicians and an immigration judge.
    Presenters include: Helen Zebel, Esq.; Charles Nichols, Esq.; Sara Jones Esq.; Dr. Theodor Parada, Dr. Agorio
    Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 in San Francisco
    Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. a Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m.
    Place: San Francisco State -Downtown Center, 425 Market St.(@Fremont), San Francisco
    Cost: Regular fee: $110; Nonprofit staff: $40; IOLTA: $15 *Payment of fees and pre-registration via fax or mail by April 9th is necessary to ensure seminar materials.
    This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.75 hours and 1.0 Ethics**

  • Seminars: Homeland Security Agency: Navigating New Waters with Old Familiar Faces
    Offered in San Francisco and Los Angeles!
    This training will discuss the new departments created by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 as well up to the moment development in the move to reshape the way immigration to the U.S. is administered by our government.
    Presenters include: Michael Biggs, Special Assistance Office of Police and Planning INS Headquarters [invited] and Evelyn Cruz, ILRC Staff Attorney.
    Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2003 in San Francisco
    Time: 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. a Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m.
    Place: San Francisco State-Downtown Center- 425 Market. (@Fremont), San Francisco
    Cost: Regular Fee: $100; Nonprofit staff: $40; IOLTA $15 *Payment of fees and pre-registration via fax/mail by April 23th is necessary to ensure seminar materials.
    This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 2.5 hours.**
    Co-sponsored by CHIRLA, NLG-LA, & Loyola Law School Date: Friday, May 16, 2003 in Los Angeles Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. a Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Place: Loyola Law School, 919 S. Albany St., Los Angeles Cost: Regular Fee: $100; Nonprofit staff: $40; IOLTA $15 *Payment of fees and pre-registration via fax/mail by May 2nd is necessary to ensure seminar materials. This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 2.5 hours.**

  • Seminar: Changes in Student and Visitor Visa Regulations in the Wake of 9/11
    This seminar will focus on the many changes enacted in the regulations governing visitor visa holders, student visa holders and school admission & record keeping requirements in the wake of 9/11. It will describe the type of information that must be recorded in the INS Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) system and the ways in which schools may be approved to obtain access to this system, as well as new requirements students and visitors must meet in order to comply with their status.
    Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 in San Francisco
    Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. a Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m.
    Place: San Francisco State-Downtown Center- 425 Market. (@Fremont), San Francisco
    Cost: Regular fee: $80; Nonprofit staff: $30; IOLTA agency staff: $15 *Payment of fees and pre-registration via fax or mail by April 29th is necessary to ensure seminar materials.
    This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 2.0 hours**


The Versatile J-1 Visa Seminars
Sponsored by Association for International Practical Training (AIPT)

Find out how the little-known J-1 visa can help your clients transform traditional human resources into an important tool for developing global competencies. At this FREE seminar you will learn:

  • about the J-1 visa and how it is different from other visas
  • when and why this visa is used within the business arena
  • acceptable uses for the J-1 trainee visa
  • the structure needed to begin using the J-1 program
  • about new developments in the J-1 program

Networking breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Seminars will be held from 9 a.m. - noon in the following cities:

Columbia, MD - January 30, 2003
AIPT Headquarters, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway

Miami, FL - February 27, 2003
DoubleTree Hotel Coconut Grove, 2649 South Bayshore Drive

New York, NY - March 18, 2003
The Roosevelt Hotel, Madison Avenue at 45th Street

Princeton, NJ - March 21, 2003
Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center

Los Angeles, CA - April 2, 2003
St. Regis Hotel & Spa, 2055 Avenue of the Stars

For additional locations and dates, or to register, log on to http://www.aipt.org/events or call Daria Rudduck at (410) 997-4293. Telephone Seminar on Immigration Law for Non-Immigration Practitioners

This February, ALI-ABA is presenting a timely telephone seminar series, Immigration Law for Non-Immigration Practitioners, designed specifically for lawyers who are not primarily immigration practitioners, but who deal with immigration matters and can benefit from updates on recent developments in immigration law.

  • Business Immigration Practice: Basics and More
    Wednesday, February 5, 2003
  • Fundamentals of Family-Based Immigration
    Wednesday, February 12, 2003
  • Introduction to Practice Before the Immigration Courts
    Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Each of these focused, 75-minute ALI-ABA telephone seminars addresses your need to know in the convenience of your office. For more information or to register for one or more of these valuable seminars, visit http://www.ali-aba.org/aliaba/TS0201.HTM


Attorneys from the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) are Offering:

**** FREE immigration Consultations ****

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) school reps will be there to give advice to your child on how to obtain a College Education.

Date: Saturday, December 7th 2002
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Place: Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010

Attorneys will donate their time. If you will be consulting with an attorney, LACBA asks that you donate an unwrapped toy. Donated toys will be given to children that are detained in Immigration Detention centers.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Dominguez, Esq. (818) 988-2881.


The Cuyahoga County Bar Association and Margaret Wong & Associates Co., LPA Present:

Immigration and Naturalization Law Update

Date: Friday, December 6, 2002
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Place: Forum Conference Center, 1375 East Ninth Street, One Cleveland Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

For questions, call 216/621-5112 or visit our website at www.cuybar.org.

For complete details please click here.


MICPEL and The Maryland State Bar Association In cooperation with The University of Baltimore School of Law and The University of Maryland School of Law Present:

Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Practice

Date: Friday, December 6, 2002
Time: 8:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, Maryland

This activity has been approved for 7 CLE Hours by the State Bar of MD including 1.0 hour of Ethics. For questions, call 410/659-6730 or e-mail : info@micpel.edu.

For complete details please click here.


**** A Special Event designed for All Practicing Attorneys****

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center presents Ethics and the Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession With Justice Cruz Reynoso

This 2 hour seminar, taught by Justice Cruz Reynoso, former Justice of the California Supreme Court will be divided into 2 equal segments. The first hour will explore recent developments that may change the face of legal ethics, as well as non-intuitive ethical rules that every practitioner should know. The second hour will focus on the effect of anti-discrimination laws on bias in both the legal profession and on the bench, the differing perceptions of men and women on issues of bias, whether racial and ethnic minorities are on a level playing field in the legal profession, and other important current issues with respect to bias in the legal profession.

Justice Cruz Reynoso, is currently a professor at the University of California, Davis School of Law, where he holds the Boochever and Bird Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom and Equality. Justice Reynoso's academic career was interrupted in 1976 by his appointment to the California Court of Appeal. After sitting on the court as an Associate Justice for nearly six years, he was elevated to the California Supreme Court, where he sat from 1982 to 1987. Continuing his longstanding commitment to public service, Justice Reynoso currently serves as the Vice Chair for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 3:00 p.m.
Place: Wells Fargo Conference Center-1560 VanNess Ave., 2nd Fl.(@California St.) San Francisco
This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of CA in the amount of 1.0 hour of Ethics and 1.0 Elimination of Bias. For questions, call 415/255-9499 ext. 736 or e-mail : seminars@ilrc.org.


NOVEMBER 16, 2002: ICLE IMMIGRATION CONFERENCE
ADVANCED CORPORATE IMMIGRATION LAW ISSUES FOR ATTORNEYS, IN-HOUSE COUNSEL, & HUMAN RESOURCES PERSONNEL: LABOR CERTIFCATION AND ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES FOR OBTAINING PERMANENT RESIDENCE FOR CRITICAL WORKERS
Brunswick Hilton, East Brunswick, New Jersey, 9:00-5:00
Neil Dornbaum, Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Immigration Section will moderate a full day program discussing advanced issues relating to the Alien Labor Certification Process. The program is presented in cooperation with the NJSBA's Immigration, Naturalization & Americanism Section, The American Immigration Lawyer's Association - New Jersey Chapter (AILA), and the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association (NJCCA). Tuition includes luncheon and seminar materials.
For complete details please click here.


AILA TX Chapter Winter Conference
"Keeping Up with the Changing Tides of Immigration"

Come join us for sun, sea and CLE!
December 5-8, 2002 -- Cancun, Mexico

AILA Texas Chapter Members and Staff $200
Non-AILA Texas Chapter Members $250
Late Fee: (registration received after October 31, 2002) $50 in
addition to registration fee

Note: All persons attending this conference must be in compliance with 8 CFR § 292 relating to the unauthorized practice of immigration law. AILA Texas Chapter shall solely determine who is and who is not in compliance with this regulation."

Registration form is on the Web at ailatexas.org
Mail registration form and check (made payable to AILA Texas Chapter) to:
Quynh Nguyen
10260 Westheimer, Suite 207
Houston, Texas 77042
Tel. 713-532-8920
Fax 713-789-7750
Email: quynh@nguyenlaw.com
Fill it and fax (credit card) for credit card processing to 512-441-0725.
For Travel Information Contact Mary Bosworth of Travel All Seasons at:
5430 LBJ Frwy,Ste 102
Dallas, TX 75240
Tel. 972-392-9800; or 1-800-880-0484
www.travelallseasons.com or e-mail mary@travelallseasons.com.


MIDWEST LEGAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT
Immigration Training Seminar
"Providing immigration legal assistance and advocacy for Iowa's immigrants and employers"

The Midwest Legal Immigration Project will be conducting its intensive week long basic immigration training seminar at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, the week of January 6-10, 2003. We are working to make both our basic and advanced immigration training seminars a regular event, to allow long term planning by both lawyers and non-profits who wish to take these seminars.

The seminar is sponsored by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco, who also provides the textbook for the basic immigration seminar.

Tuition for the seminar is $750 for paralegal and non-profit attorneys and other non lawyers. Tuition for attorneys (for profit) is $1,500. We are applying for 32.5 hours CLE, including two hours ethics. Tuition includes all materials, as well as a light breakfast and lunch.

Once again, scholarships are available for non-profits with budgets of less than $100,000. A non-profit must either be BIA accredited or seeking such accreditation. Further, the non-profit also must provide direct legal immigration services to indigent immigrants to qualify for the scholarship.

For those of you who may wish more advanced planning, we tentatively plan on offering the basic immigration seminar again in mid May, and the advanced immigration training seminar at the end of July 2003.

We would appreciate your signing up as early as possible, both so we can do advanced planning and order materials.

Once again, the downtown Des Moines Marriott is offering a greatly reduced rate of $49 a night for single/double rooms. To make reservations, please call 800-228-9290 and mention the immigration seminar to receive the discount room rate.

For further information or registration forms, please contact Jim Benzoni at 515-271-5730 or e-mail at benzoni_law@attglobal.net or fax 515-271-5757.


Immigration Law Basics

Sam Udani, the Editor of Immigration Daily, will be a Speaker at the Immigration Law Basics Seminar on Saturday Sept. 21st at Totowa, New Jersey organized by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. His topics will be: Impact of the internet on the practice of law, using the internet for client development including case studies from immigration law firms, and recent developments in software for immigration lawyers. Other speakers will cover several substantive issues in immigration law. For more information on this event, click here.


Advanced intensive immigration legal training

The Midwest Legal Immigration Project, in cooperation of the Immigration Legal Resource Center of San Francisco, will be offering our second annual advanced intensive immigration legal training seminar from September 16, 2002 to September 20, 2002. The seminar will focus on both legal and procedural aspects of actual practice before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals and the Federal Courts of Appeals to assist in accreditation under 8 C.F.R.§ 292.2. We will also review habeas corpus practice in the federal district courts.

The seminar is intended for those advocates who already have some knowledge of immigration law. It is especially helpful for attorneys and non-profits who wish to expand their practice in the immigration field, especially into contested removal hearings, deportation defense, and habeus corpus. The seminar will prepare non-lawyers to represent aliens before the Immigration Court, and will include such topics as evidence, preparing and presenting witnesses, and researching and writing legal memorandum for both the Immigration Court and the BIA. As before, we are hoping to have both a judge from the Board of Immigration Appeals and to have an INS trial counsel provide practice pointers and tips. This course was previously approved for 32 hours CLE and 2 hours ethics for Iowa. We have been granted CLE credit in other states as well, upon application. We will assist any one from a non-profit who successfully completes the course with attaining their accreditation from the BIA.

This course is very intensive. Class is held from 8am to 5pm with an hour for lunch. Materials are provided and included in the cost of the course. Also included are a light breakfast and lunch each day, as well as coffee service, fruit and snacks. Our previous seminars have been extremely well received. We try to make the course both interesting and extremely educational. We are hopeful this trend will continue.

The seminar will be hosted by the Des Moines Marriott Hotel in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The Des Moines Marriott Hotel is offering rooms at the greatly reduced rate of $49 per night. Please call 1-800-228-9290 to make reservations. Please mention the Midwest Legal Immigration Project to receive the reduced rate. Tuition for this seminar is $1,000 for non-lawyers and for lawyers working for non-profit agencies. The cost is $1,500 for attorneys in private practice.

A complete curriculum is available. Please contact our office and we will provide you with a copy of the curriculum and agenda. For those who may be interested, we are offering the next basic intensive immigration training seminar the week of January 6, 2003. For planning pruposes, the arrangements will be identical to those outlined above. For more information or to register, please e-mail, fax or call our office.

Jim Benzoni
Interim Executive Director
Midwest Legal Immigration Project
2912 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-271-5730
515-271-5757 (fax)


Evaluating the Rights of Non-Citizens Post 9/11: A View from the Trenches
The Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law will sponsor a symposium entitled "Evaluating the Rights of Non-Citizens Post 9/11: A View from the Trenches." The program will take place on September 18, 2002 from 7-9 pm at the House of the Association on 42 West 44th Street. The program will reflect on immigration-related developments since September 11, 2001, and evaluate the rights of immigrants in light of secret hearings and detentions.
For further details please click here.


Immigration Law Basics

Sam Udani, the Editor of Immigration Daily, will be a Speaker at the Immigration Law Basics Seminar on Friday Aug. 9th at Mt. Laurel, New Jersey organized by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. His topics will be: Impact of the internet on the practice of law, using the internet for client development including case studies from immigration law firms, and recent developments in software for immigration lawyers. Other speakers will cover several substantive issues in immigration law. For more information on this event, click here.


Practising Law Institute's
BASIC IMMIGRATION LAW 2002

New York City- PLI New York Center, July 17, 2002

Now, more than ever, versatility is crucial! All practitioners need to know how immigration laws and regulations may affect their clients. This program will explain the basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure.

This program is co-chaired by Professor Stephen W. Yale-Loehr and Stanley Mailman. Professor Yale-Loehr teaches immigration and refugee law at Cornell Law School, and is Of Counsel at True , Walsh & Miller in Ithaca, New York. Mr. Mailman is Of Counsel to the law firm of Saterlee Stephens Burke & Burke, LLC in New York City.

Topics covered include:

  • An overview of U.S. immigration law
  • The difference between nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (Permanent/green card) visas
  • Employment-related visas and work authorization
  • Family-sponsored visas
  • Asylum
  • Removal proceedings against immigrants
  • Judicial review of immigration cases
  • Ethical issues

    For attending Basic Immigration Law 2002, you will receive a complimentary course handbook with articles by leading practitioners and sample documents and forms to assist you in your practice.

    For more information or to register for the Program, Click here
    OR Contact William Coyle, Program Attorney-(212)824-5865; email: wcoyle@pli.edu


    REPRESENTING DETAINED NON-CITIZENS POST SEPTEMBER 11
    Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law,
    Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
    Post September 11 Civil and Human Rights Project of Building
    Resistance, Inc.
    The New York Immigration Coalition

    This training is offered to volunteer attorneys wishing to represent non-citizens detained following September 11. Experienced attorneys willing to mentor the attorneys committed to pro-bono representation are also invited and encouraged to attend.

    MAY 23, 2002
    6-9 pm
    Free of Charge
    3 CLE Credits Offered*

    The training will be conducted at The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 42 W. 44th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), NewYork, New York 10036

    *Sponsored by the CLE Committee, Roy L. Reardon, Chair, CityBar Center for CLE. Three credits in profesional practice/practice management. This program does not provide transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys.

    PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS TRAINING BY MONDAY, MAY 20, 2002. REGISTER BY FAXING THE REGISTRATION FORM TO DAN SMULIAN AT THE NEW YORK IMMIGRATION COALITION. FAX. (212) 627-9314. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL DAN AT (212) 627-2227 X226.


    YEAR 2002 IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATE
    Practicing Immigration Law in New York and Beyond Post September 2001: A Brave New World

    ANNOUNCING A MAY 21-22, 2002 NYSBA CLE SEMINAR

    No area of practice has been more impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 than that of immigration and nationality law. We are pleased to present our traditionally popular, two day program on the state of immigration law as critical issues relating to this practice continue to evolve on a day-to-day basis.

    9/11 continues to significantly impact the practice of immigration law, the rights of legal immigrants and the way the power of the U.S. government is used to remove people from the United States.

    Attorneys are impacted by issues relating to national security and attorney-client privilege, access to clients and privacy and due process rights.

    In addition, policy, legislation, regulations and procedure relating to the H-1B program and all other components of "legal" immigration to the United States have changed the landscape. How immigration and nationality law will be enforced in this millennium is an important subject of review as Congress looks to restructure the Immigration and Naturalization Service itself. This program is designed to give the practitioner guidance and perspective with regard to all of these developments.

    The program's first day provides an update on late-breaking issues in the legislative and regulatory arenas and then deals with issues encountered in defense of aliens, in removal proceedings and what you need to know including procedures, cancellation of removal and other remedies and related issues. The program also focuses on issues relating to documentation while in the United States for students and other visa holders, special security concerns and their impact on consular processing and admission to the United States.

    The program's second day focuses primarily on how to obtain immigration benefits and issues relating to the workplace. The latest developments in refugee and asylum law and procedure will be covered as well as ethics, liability and malpractice issues; and projected trends in the practice given the after effects of September 11th.

    TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL NYSBA's CLE REGISTRAR, 1-800-582-2452 (in Albany and surrounding area, dial 463-3724).

    FEES FOR EARLY REGISTRATION: NYSBA Members - $250; Non-members - $330; NYSBA Student Members - $90.
    DATES AND LOCATION: May 21-22, 2002 New York City
    (9:00 a.m.- 5:15 p.m. each day)

    Under New York's MCLE Rules, this program has been approved for 16.5 credit hours for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted.


    KEEPERS OF THE AMERICAN DREAM AWARDS

    Join the National Immigration Forum for the Keepers of the American Dream Awards on May 15 in Washington and celebrate the heroes who embody the spirit of immigrant achievement and the American Dream. Click here to learn more.


    IMMIGRATION LEGAL TRAINING SEMINAR

    The Midwest Legal Immigration Project has scheduled the next intensive basic immigration legal training seminar for May 13 - 17, 2002, at the downtown Des Moines Marriott Hotel. We have been approved for 32.5 hours CLE and 2 hours Ethics.

    The course is set up to teach persons with minimal or no prior exposure to immigration practice, but who are interested in the area. Attorneys completing this course should be able to begin a good solid basic immigration law practice. Non-profit service organizations likewise would be able to do so. Other persons interest may include the human resources person for a company, social worker, or other advocate for immigrants or immigrants rights.

    The training costs $750 for non-lawyers and non-profit lawyers. The charge to for-profit lawyers is $1,500. We provide all materials, including "A Guide for Immigrant Advocates" and West's Immigration and Naturalization Act and Regulations. Also, we provide a light breakfast, lunch, coffee service and snacks, soda, etc. The seminar itself runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all five days. We usually have an INS adjudications officer from both the District Office and the Lincoln Service Center, who also provide presentations, tips, etc.
    The Des Moines Marriott is offering sharply discounted rooms for $49/night plus tax. You can call them directly at 515-245-5500, or call 1-800-228-9290. Mention the immigration seminar when making reservations.

    For more information, call Jim Benzoni at 515-271-5730; fax 515-271-5757; or e-mail benzoni_law@attglobal.net.


    BUSINESS IMMIGRATION SEMINAR
    "WHAT GOES UP, MUST COME DOWN!" A Business Immigration Seminar specifically designed for Corporate Immigration Personnel and Immigration Attorneys. Thursday, April 11, 2002, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cadence Design Systems, Inc. - The Pebble Beach Room 2655 Seely Avenue (near River Oak Drive), Bldg. #5, San Jose, CA. For details and registration form click here.


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