Lazy Days of Summer CLE 2015!

June 25, 2015

 

 

SIGN up for a two day Immigration CLE sponsored by Catholic Legal Services! CLEs will take place in Miami, Florida on July 10, 2015 and September 11, 2015.  For more information, please contact Email Myriam Mezadieu at mmezadieu@cclsmiami.org.

 

 

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Catholic Legal Services Presents:

“Lazy Days of Summer” CLE Series

 

 

 

Day One:  Friday, July 10, 2015

 

Removal Defense and Federal Court Litigation

 

 

 

 

 

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.            Registration

 

 

 

 

 

8:30 a.m. to 8:35 a.m.            Introduction:  Randy McGrorty, Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese, of Miami, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

8:35 a.m. to 9:05 a.m.            Effective Use of Motions and Briefs before the Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals

 

·      Best strategies for filing motions to reopen in absentia, Lozada motions and equitable tolling, sua spontemotions and joint motions to reopen

 

·      What to do if there is a change in case law

 

·      Discovery motions, pretrial briefs, stipulations

 

·      Case management:  strategies to address impact of surge docket on your client’s ability to pursue relief

 

 

 

Speakers:        Sui Chung, First Vice President, AILA South Florida, AILA National ICE Liaison Committee

 

Jordan Dollar, Adjunct Assistant Professor, FIU College of Law

 

           

 

           

 

9:05 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.            Federal Court:  Building the Record for Circuit Appeals, Suing for Return of Your Client and Release from Prolonged Detention After Six Months

 

·      Preserving arguments and working with a weak record

 

·      Best practices in brief writing and preparing for oral argument

 

·      Negotiating with the government

 

·      Prolonged detention and progress in the Eleventh Circuit

 

·      Asking for Equal Access to Justice Act fees:  which cases

 

 

 

Speakers:        Michael Vastine, Professor of Law and Director, Immigration Clinic, St. Thomas University School of Law

 

Matthew Weber, Law Office of Matthew B. Weber,

 

             

 

 

 

9:55 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.          Complicated Adjustments of Status

 

·      Challenging USCIS decisions with the AAO and in immigration court

 

·      What to do when no NTA is filed with the court

 

·      Overcoming USCIS allegations of a sham marriage, false statements, and misrepresentations

 

·      Same-sex marriages with prior I-485 denials

 

·      Re-adjustment under Matter of Stockwell

 

·      Risks of advance parole and USCIS trends in Arrabally and Yerrabelly adjustments

 

 

 

Speakers:        Georges Francis, Supervising Attorney, Catholic Legal Services (DL)

 

                        Rebeca Sanchez-Roig, Former Deputy Chief Counsel, Miami Office of the Principal Legal Advisor          

 

Sasha Westerman-Keunig, Sasha Westerman-Keunig, P.A.

 

 

 

 

 

10:25 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.        Coffee Break

 

 

 

 

 

10:35 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.        Beating the Charges, Filing Motions To Terminate, and Recent Developments in the Categorical Approach

 

·      What you need to know: updates from the Board of Immigration Appeals

 

·      Review of Circuit Court Cases

 

·      How to continue arguing Moncrieffe and Descamps after Matter of Chairez-Castrejon

 

·      Developing issues and patterns before the Immigration Court.

 

 

 

Speakers:        Mary Kramer, Author, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity (DL)

 

*Juan Carlos Gomez, Director, Director of Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, FIU College of Law

 

Michael Vastine, Professor of Law and Director, Immigration Clinic, St. Thomas University School of Law

 

 

 

           

 

11:25 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.        Federal Court For Business and Family Cases

 

·      Mandamus 101

 

·      Exhaustion, jurisdiction, venue, and parties

 

·      Advising your client on costs, timing, and risk

 

·      How to ask for Equal Access to Justice Act fees

 

 

 

Speakers:        Linda Osberg-Braun, Former President, AILA South Florida Chapter (DL)

 

                        Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Former President, AILA South Florida Chapter

 

John Pratt, Former President, AILA South Florida Chapter

 

                        Helena Tetzeli, Partner, Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli, & Pratt

 

                       

 

 

 

12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.          Lunch

 

 

 

Executive Office for Immigration Review Forum:  Perspectives from the Bench

 

 

 

Special Guests:  

 

Immigration Judge Lourdes Rodriguez de Jongh

 

*Immigration Judge Adam Opaciuch

 

Pedro Miranda, Former Immigration Judge

 

Bruce Solow, Former Immigration Judge

 

 

 

 

 

1:30 pm to 2:20 p.m.              Waivers:  UPDATED

 

·      Developments in § 237(a)(1)(H) waivers

 

·      Continuing to Expand the Availability of 212(h)

 

·      212(c) updates after Matter of Abdelghany

 

·      Important recent updates for LPR and non-LPR cancellation cases

 

 

 

Speakers:        Mary Kramer, Author, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity (DL)

 

Jordan Dollar, Adjunct Assistant Professor, FIU College of Law

 

*Julie C. Ferguson, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

 

Bruce Solow, Former Immigration Judge

 

 

 

 

 

2:20 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.            Coffee Break            

 

 

 

 

 

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.            De-mystifying Criminal Court and Pursuing Motions To Vacate

 

·      Best practices for obtaining the record of conviction in Florida and beyond

 

·      What to expect after filing a motion to vacate

 

·      The state of motions to vacate in Florida and appeals in the DCA

 

·      Practice tips for addressing out-of-state convictions and foreign convictions

 

·      What to do with an untimely motion to vacate

 

 

 

Speakers:        Andrea Montavon-McKillip, AILA South Florida Secretary

 

Maggie Arias, Board of Directors, AILA South Florida Chapter

 

                       

 

 

 

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 pm.             Tips for Navigating the New ICE Enforcement Priorities,  Requesting Prosecutorial Discretion and filing Stays of Removal

 

Speakers:        Sui Chung, First Vice President, AILA South Florida, AILA National ICE Liaison Committee

 

Jordan Dollar, Adjunct Assistant Professor, FIU College of Law

 

                        Alex Solomiany, Co-Chair, AILA South Florida OPLA Liaison Committee

 

 

3:30 p.m.                                 Questions

 

*Speaker invited, but not confirmed.

 

Day Two:       Friday, September 11, 2015

 

More details and speakers to be announced!

 

 

 

Business, Consular and Family Topics:

 

·      Dealing With Difficult Visa Denials and Advanced Consular Processing Issues

 

·      How State Legalization of Marijuana Affects Your Cases

 

·      Challenging PERM Scenarios

 

·      E-2 and L-visas:  Advanced issues and Trends for Experienced Attorneys

 

·      Introduction to EB-5 Investor Visas

 

·      Waivers and Demonstrating Extreme Hardship

 

·      Maintaining Permanent Residency, Abandonment, and Re-adjustment

 

·      The Immigration Legislative Process with Ira Kurzban

 

 

 

Confirmed and invited speakers:

 

Julie Ferguson

 

Kari Ann Fonte

 

Ira Kurzban

 

John Pratt

 

Joel Stewart

 

Elaine Weiss

 

Michael Work

 

Tasneem Zaman

 

 

 

SEE BELOW FOR REGISTRATION FORM.

 

 

REGISTRATION FORM

Catholic Legal Services Summer CLE Series-2015

 

 

 

SESSION ONE:  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015

 

SEESION TWO:  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015.

 

 

 

CLE Credits Applied For:  8 credits one day, 16 credits both days

 

 

 

LOCATION:  ST. MARTHA’S PARISH HALL, 9221 BISCAYNE BLVD. MIAMI SHORES, FL  33138 (easy to find location; free parking)

 

 

 

TO REGISTER, Email or mail this form to:

 

Myriam Mezadieu at mmezadieu@cclsmiami.org

 

 

 

ATTN:  CLE Registration

 

Catholic Legal Services

 

25 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 220

 

Miami, Florida 33131

 

 

 

Registration Fee:  $175 for one session only; $320 for both sessions. There is a $40 discount for AILA members who attend both sessions, and a $20 discount for AILA members who attend one session.  Registration is Limited.  Please no refunds or cancellations.  CATERED BUFFET LUNCH INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE.

 

 

 

(There will be a mentoring/networking happy hour immediately following, hosted by Linda Osberg-Braun, Mary Kramer and Michael Vastine, venue to be announced.)

 

 

 

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Questions?  Email Myriam Mezadieu at mmezadieu@cclsmiami.org.  Planning Committee, CLS Board:   Jordan Dollar, Sui Chung, Mary Kramer, Tim Murphy, Bruce Solow.

 

 

 

 

 

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