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Options For Health Care Professionals

Speakers: Suzanne Seltzer, William A. Stock, Robert Aronson, Joseph Curran, Jennifer Minear, Christopher T. Musillo, Elizabeth Quinn and Greg Siskind

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Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers from participants. MCLE Credits for CA.


FIRST Phone Session on March 5: J-1 Waivers

  • Filing for a Case Number
  • No Objection, IGA, Hardship, Persecution
  • Physician Specific Waivers
  • Pursuing More than One Waiver
  • While the Waiver is Pending (Travel/Status)
  • What happens After Waiver Approval

SECOND Phone Session on April 2: Physician Issues

  • Training: J-1, H-1B, F-1 OPT; and O-1
  • Working: H-1B and O-1
  • Immigrating: EB-1, NIW and PERM
  • Special Considerations for Canadian Physicians
  • Legislative Horizon

THIRD Phone Session on May 7: Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals

  • Strategies for recruiting and keeping nurses
  • NIVs for Allied Health Professionals
  • DOS Final Rule on Visa Screen
  • Licensure and other considerations
  • Schedule A & Retrogression
  • Legislative Horizon

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Suzanne Seltzer (Co-Discussion Leader) heads the New York office of Klasko, Rulon, Stock and Seltzer, LLP. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., magna cum laude, 1989); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 1993), Suzanne is also a staff Editor, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. She is well known for her representation of universities, hospitals and research institutions and their medical and research personnel in obtaining extraordinary ability and national interest waiver immigrant petitions, O-1 nonimmigrant visas, and waivers of the two-year home country residence requirement. Suzanne also was given the Cornerstone Award by the Lawyers Alliance for New York in recognition of her outstanding contributions to pro bono work on behalf of victims of human trafficking.

William A. Stock (Co-Discussion Leader) is a founding partner of Klasko, Rulon, Stock and Seltzer, LLP. Mr. Stock was the recipient of AILA's Joseph Minsky Award for outstanding accomplishments in immigration law and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. He is a Senior Editor of AILA's annual Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, and is co-author of the "J Visa Guidebook" from Matthew Bender. Bill has served on the board of governors of AILA and currently serves as the Chapter Chair of AILA's Philadelphia Chapter. He is an Adjunct Professor at Villanova University School of Law.

Robert Aronson is the Principal Attorney and Managing Director of Aronson & Associates. He has been practicing exclusively in the field of immigration law and, in particular, employment-based immigration law as a member of the firm since 1986. He brings passion, creativity, and a profound sense of client service to his immigration law practice. He is widely regarded as one of the leading immigration lawyers in the United States, and has developed a large national practice serving a broad range of foreign nationals and their employers, drawn from diverse economic sectors and geographic regions. He is particularly prominent in immigration law and policy for International Medical Graduates, which is one specific sub-set of employment-based immigration. Robert was initially admitted to the Bar as an attorney in 1977, and has spent the vast majority of his professional career practicing exclusively in immigration law. He is a Cum Laude graduate of the Indiana University School of Law (1976) and thereafter continued his post-graduate legal studies as a Fulbright Fellow at the law schools of Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) and Moscow State University (Russia).

Joseph Curran has been exclusively involved in the practice of immigration and nationality law since 1985, with experience representing clients in all aspects of this area of law. He has served as counsel to numerous individuals, major corporations, universities, and research institutions, specializing in immigration issues impacting on business and family-based sponsorship in the New England area. Mr. Curran is a member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and he currently serves on the Bar's Committee for Immigration and the Bar's Committee for High Technology. He has been an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1985, and frequently lectures on immigration law to business groups and academic institutions in the New England area. As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Congressional Liaison Committee, Attorney Curran works closely with U.S. Congressmen and US Senators regarding legislative and regulatory policy. Mr. Curran is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Labor and Employment Substantive law Committee. In addition, Mr. Curran regularly volunteers his time to support the immigration assistance programs of charitable organizations in the community. He has been featured in major newspapers in the Western Massachusetts area for his efforts in the field of immigration law.

Jennifer Minear is a senior associate attorney with McCandlish Holton, P.C in Richmond, Virginia, where her business immigration practice focuses largely on the representation of physicians and their employers. A cum laude graduate of Cornell Law School, Jennifer has been a featured panelist on national CLE teleconferences regarding the representation of foreign medical graduates and is the author of "Getting the Green Card on the Five Year Plan: National Interest Waivers for Clinical Physicians" which will appear in the forthcoming third edition of AILA's "Immigration Options for Physicians."

Christopher T. Musillo is a Partner with Hammond Law Group LLC. He focuses his practice on immigration for the business community, especially for the healthcare, corporate, and information technology industries. He is a founding attorney for the Coalition to Improve Healthcare Staffing, which now exceeds 60 immigration attorneys. He currently coordinates the Coalition's lobbying and advocacy efforts. He also edits HLG's Healthcare and Immigration Advocacy Blog and the firm's Monthly Medical Monitor. He has authored a chapter on immigration for allied occupations in ILW.COM's forthcoming book on Healthcare Immigration.

Elizabeth Quinn has been practicing immigration law with Maggio & Kattar since 1993. She is a recognized authority on business immigration matters and the unique problems of J-1 exchange visitors. Among her clients are hospitality and biotechnology companies, artists and musicians, and those working in the human rights field. She also handles family-based immigration matters, naturalization, and waivers of inadmissibility. Elizabeth has written and lectured on a wide-range of immigration issues, including the various visa options for international medical graduates. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Immigration Law and Policy of the University of the District of Columbia School of Law, and has been recognized in the 13th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Elizabeth is conversant in French.

Greg Siskind is the founding partner of Siskind Susser and has been practicing immigration law since 1990. Since he started Siskind Susser in 1994, he has become one of the best-known immigration lawyers in the country. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, Gregory Siskind went on to receive his law degree from the University of Chicago. For the past several years, he has been an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He recently served as chairman of the AILA Physicians Committee and now chairs the Foreign Medical Graduate Taskforce. Greg is a member of the American Bar Association where he serves on the Council of the Law Practice Management Section. He is also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association and the Memphis Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and on the executive board of the Jewish Family Service agency in Memphis, Tennessee. He recently was named one of the Top 40 executives under age 40 in Memphis, Tennessee by the Memphis Business Journal and as one of the 101 best lawyers in Tennessee by Business Tennessee Magazine. Greg regularly writes on the subject of immigration law. He has written several hundred articles on the subject and is also the author of the book The J Visa Guidebook, published by Lexis-Nexis, one of the nation's leading legal publishers. He is also a technology columnist for Immigration Law Today published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


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Includes all three dates:
Audio CD of Thur, Mar 5, 2009 (90 minutes)
Audio CD of Thur, Apr 2, 2009 (90 minutes)
Audio CD of Thur, May 7, 2009 (90 minutes)

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