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Consular Processing For Experts

Speakers: with Jessica Mullins-Ta (Discussion Leader), Noah Klug, Jake Lipman, KennethRinzler, Laurie Snider, Alice Yardum-Hunter, Cheryl Williams 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 Thursday, November 20th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time): NIV Consular Processing Issues

  • Applying for visas based on an approved USCIS petition
  • Preparing the visa packet for other visas
    • Employment-based
    • Other visa types
  • Current related issues
Second Phone Session on Tuesday, December 23rd from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time): IV Consular Processing Issues

  • Family Based Visa Applications
  • Employment Based Visa Applications
  • Returning Residents
  • Current related issues

Third Phone Session on Thursday, January 8th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time): Waivers of Inadmissibility

  • General overview
  • NIV Waivers
  • IV Waivers
  • Current related issues


Jessica Mullins-Ta is a Senior Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Ms. Mullins-Ta handles a wide array of cases for both individuals and corporate clients. She helps clients obtain nonimmigrant visas, both in the US and abroad, including E-2, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O, TN-1, and TN-2. She represents employers of all sizes with labor certification cases, and represents clients obtaining permanent residence as International Managers, Outstanding Ability, Outstanding Researchers, and National Interest Waivers. Ms. Mullins-Tas experience includes working with a wide array of corporate clients, including public and private universities, publicly traded international companies, religious organizations, and privately owned companies. In addition to her corporate immigration experience, Ms. Mullins-Ta has assisted individual clients in a wide array of family immigration matters including family-based petitions, K visas, and immigration-related court proceedings.

Noah Klug is a senior associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, where his practice focuses on global corporate immigration. Prior to joining BAL, Klug was a senior lawyer at a multi-practice law firm in Melbourne, Australia, before which he worked at a global corporate immigration law firm in its Sydney and Melbourne offices. He has been an attorney-advisor at a U.S. Government immigration agency in the Washington, D.C. area, is the past (founding) chair of the Asia chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and currently serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Immigration and Naturalization Committee. Klug has written numerous articles on immigration law and is a regular speaker on the topic. He is licensed to practice in both the U.S. and Australia.

Kenneth Rinzler is an immigration lawyer in Washington, DC, and a frequent visitor to consular posts, having now traveled to 40 countries. A graduate of Georgetown University and Seton Hall University School of Law, he is a member of the District of Columbia, Indiana, New Jersey, and U.S. Supreme Court Bars. In addition to authoring articles for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), he has written on immigration law for the German American Chamber of Commerce. Before specializing in immigration law, he spent nearly ten years working as a legislative assistant and counsel to a U.S. Congressman, and thus has an intimate knowledge of Federal legislative and administrative procedures. As has always been his practice, Kenneth Rinzler does not charge for an initial consultation. Time constraints and the need to be able to converse with the prospective client about the facts of his/her particular case, however, mean that this policy only applies to telephone consultations; email inquiries, while welcome, simply never provide enough necessary information.

Laurie Snider is a Senior Associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. She handles an array of business and family immigration matters including obtaining a variety of nonimmigrant visas and green card applications. Ms. Snider frequently accompanies clients to U.S. Consulates abroad to obtain visa stamps. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Snider worked for several years as a Human Resources Manager for an international software company.

Alice M. Yardum-Hunter, Certified Specialist since inception of the Immigration and Nationality program in 1989, and Former Commissioner, Board of Legal Specialization, Immigration and Nationality Law, California State Bar from 1991 - 1994, has practiced immigration and nationality law for more than 30 years. Alice was the 2011-2012 Chair of the L.A. County Bar Association, Immigration Section and also served in all officer positions. She's been on the executive committee for more than six years. She's served also as the organization's Liaison with the Port of Los Angeles, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services California Service Center, and U.S. Department of Labor. She represents employers and aliens in employment based nonimmigrant and immigrant cases, with a focus on those who are extraordinary or in the U.S. national interest, specialty occupation, professional and skilled workers, family based immigration, citizenship by descent, and complex naturalization and removal matters including for criminal aliens. Her grandfather was an extraordinary immigrant inventor of 20 machines in the food manufacturing industry having invented, for example, the sugar cone for ice cream.

Jake Lipman has practiced immigration law for over ten years. His practice focuses on employment-based immigration, counseling employers in complex immigration practice and policy concerns. Over the years, he has supported multinational and domestic organizations of all sizes and from every major industry. Jakob has lectured on immigration-related subjects in a variety of settings and has authored articles on corporate immigration compliance as well as the PERM labor certification process. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is an expert in the area of immigration case management software. Jake is fluent in Spanish.

Cheryl Williams has practiced exclusively immigration and nationality law for more than 10 years. She earned her J.D. degree in 1995 from Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville, and is licensed to practive law in the state of Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she graduated summa cum laude and was Valedictorian of her graduating class.

CLE Credits:

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$149 Seminar Package
Includes all three dates:
November 20, 2014 (60 min)
December 23, 2014 (60 min)
January 8, 2015 (60 min)

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