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Family Immigration for Experts

Speakers: Jan Joseph Bejar (Discussion Leader), Raul E. Godinez, Vera A. Weisz, Susan Worm, and others to be announced.

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Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips, followed by questions and answers from participants. MCLE Credits in CA, TX and other states (click here for more details).


FIRST Phone Session on May 22, 2014 - Relatives

  • Spouse
    • Giving advice to engaged couples
      • Explaining pros and cons of options (K-1, K-3, CP, AOS)
      • Explaining 30/60 day rule
    • Fiancé/e visa
      • IMBRA
      • Adam Walsh Act
    • Bona fides of marriage
      • Questions to ask
      • Documents to gather
      • Preparing for interview
    • Post-DOMA
    • Prior fraudulent marriages
    • Prior divorces
  • Children
    • Children and Step-children
    • Adopted children
      • Hague convention, new memo
      • Matter of Cariaga
    • Children born our of wedlock
      • Proving the relationship
    • Marriage of children
    • CSPA
  • Death of the Petitioner
  • VAWA
  • RFEs and Denials

SECOND Phone Session on June 19, 2014 - Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing / I-751s

  • Adjustment of Status
    • VWP
      • Memo, considerations
    • For LPRs - maintaining status
    • Matter of Quilantan, wave-ins
    • Parolees
      • Arrabelly/Yerrabelly: application to DACA, TPS
      • PIP
    • Answering questions on the 485
  • Consular Processing
    • Working with NVC
    • Answering questions on the DS-260
    • Tattoos
    • Medical examination
    • Alcohol-related arrests/convictions
    • Following to join
  • Cross-over
    • Affidavits of Support
      • Use of intending immigrant's assets/income
      • Using intending immigrant's income/resources
      • I-864W
      • Joint sponsors
      • Substitute sponsors
  • I-751s
    • Waiver of joint filing requirement
    • Final divorce
    • Timing of filing
    • Review in court

THIRD Phone Session on July 10, 2014 - Grounds of Inadmissibility

  • Unlawful presence
    • I-601A
      • One year later, reason to believe, extreme hardship adjudications
    • Calculating UP
  • Section 212(a)(9)(C)
    • Enters or attempts reentry without being admitted
  • Fraud or Misrepresentation
    • Intent on NIV
    • False claims to citizenship
  • Criminal matters
    • CMT
    • Petty offense exception
    • Drug convictions
    • Section 212(h) waivers
  • Disclosure / timing of filing the I-601
  • Documenting "extreme hardship"


Jan Joseph Bejar (Discussion Leader) has been practicing Immigration Law in San Diego since graduating the University of San Diego School of Law with a JD degree in 1983. Raised in Mexico City, Mr. Bejar is fluent in both Spanish and English. He is a specialist in Immigration Law, certified as a specialist by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization. In addition to his work at his firm, Mr. Bejar was an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, directing the university's Immigration Law Clinic from 194 to May 2013. A member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), he formerly held the office of Vice Chapter Chair of the San Diego Chapter of AILA.

Raul E. Godinezestablished and successfully manages the Law Office of Raul E. Godinez, a Los Angeles firm that specializes in removal defense. He practices before the immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, district courts and Ninth Circuit. He was counsel in the published decisions Juarez v. Ashcroft, and Mejia v. Gonzales, and was recognized by AILA with the Joseph Minsky Award. Mr. Godinez is a past chair of AILA’s Southern California chapter. He received his J.D. from the University of San Diego and his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Vera A. Weisz is an immigration attorney.

Susan Prchal Worm is an associate at the Law Offices of Jan Joseph Bejar, A P.L.C in San Diego, CA. She practices in asylum, deportation, immigration, naturalization and citizenship, and visas.



CLE Credits:

ILW.COM is accredited CLE Provider in State of California and Texas. Attorneys admitted in AK, CO, FL, MT, ND, NJ, NY (some exclusions apply) and WV are able to obtain MCLE credits through reciprocity with State of California. For remaining states, which require MCLE but do not accept reciprocity with any other jurisdiction, Certificate of Attendance for obtaining a self-study credits is available. Please note, CT, DC, MA, MD, MI and SD do not require MCLE.


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  • 50% discount to an attorney who is unemployed
  • 50% discount to attorneys with newly started attorney practices (within first 6 months of creation)
  • 50% discount to law students
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$189 Seminar Package 
Includes all three dates:

May 22, 2014 (60 min)
June 19, 2014 (60 min)
July 10, 2014 (60 min)

All seminars take place from 2:00-3:00pm [EST]

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Disclaimer: participation in this seminar does not create an attorney-client relationship with the speakers