What You Need to Know to Start Practicing Immigration Law

$195.00

CLE Credits earned: 2 GEN

Now more than ever the field of Immigration Law is in high demand. In this constantly changing, challenging, and complex field of the law, attorneys interested in practicing Immigration Law need a solid guidance on how and where to start.

In this program attorneys will learn the necessary basics that will put them in the right path to a practice in Immigration Law in the U.S. Attorneys will learn about how to do an immigration consultation, identify the different types of immigration cases, and where to find relevant resources to empower them to succeed in this field.

This course is co-sponsored by Wolters Kluwer.

Key topics to be discussed:

•  The Immigration Client and The Different Cases they bring
•  The Complete Immigration Consultation
•  Venues and the Law
•  Practice Considerations and Resources

Date / Time: November 9, 2018

•  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•  11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•  Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
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lymari-castaLymari Casta, Esq.

An Immigration Attorney for over 11 years, Ms. Casta represents individuals with their immigration matters in all 50 states of the U.S., Puerto Rico, and before U.S. Consulates throughout the world. Her practice focuses on Removal Defense and Appeals.

Ms. Casta has been selected as a Super Lawyer: Rising Star and Top Women Attorney in Immigration Practice, NY Metro area in 2014 & 2015. She is a frequent guest at NEWS 12 and other New York news media outlets for her commentary on changes to U.S. Immigration Law.

Ms. Casta is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – NY & NJ Chapters. Ms. Casta pro bono efforts include: the AILA Military Assistant Program, and NY Daily News Citizenship Call-in.

Ms. Casta is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court; New York State Supreme Court; U.S. Court Of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; and, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Ms. Casta earned a Bachelor’s Degree, majoring in Psychology and Criminology, from the University of Miami in Florida. Then earned a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She then obtained a Juris Doctor Degree from Fordham University School of Law in New York City. Ms. Casta also completed an International and Comparative Law Summer Program, at the Universidad de Palermo, Facultad de Derecho, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Section I. The Immigration Client and The Different Cases they bring
a) Who is an Immigration Law client?
            i. From undocumented immigrants to corporate clients
            ii. Conflicts of Interest
b) Identifying the Immigration Matter:
            i. Naturalization & Citizenship
            ii. Family based & Employment based
            iii. Asylum, TPS, VAWA, T & U Visas, SIJS
            iv. DACA
            v. NACARA, Cuban Nationals
            vi. Non-immigrant Visas
            vii. Diversity Visas
            viii. Investors
            ix. Crimmigration
            x. Removal Proceedings
            xi. I-9 Compliance
            xii. Executive Orders 2017 & Family Preparedness
c) Identifying at what stage is the immigration matter
d) Focusing your practice

Section II. The Complete Immigration Consultation
a) Who should you interview?
b) The information you must gather before you can provide any legal advice
c) Documents that must be reviewed
d) Detained Clients
e) Filling in the gaps

Section III. Venues and the Law
a) The Venues
            i. U.S. Department of Homeland Security: ICE, CBP, USCIS, AAO, OCC
            ii. U.S. Department of Justice:  Immigration Courts, BIA
            iii. U.S. Department of State: NVC, U.S. Consulates
            iv. U.S. Federal Courts
            v. Detention Facilities
b) The Law
            i. INA
            ii. U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
            iii. Case Law
            iv. BIA and AAO Decisions
c) Practice Rules
            i. Agency and Courts Memoranda
            ii. EOIR and BIA Practice Manuals
            iii. Local Ethics Rules

Section IV. Practice Considerations and Resources
a) Practice Considerations
            i. Where can you practice?
            ii. EOIR Attorney Registration
            iii. Attorney Identification
            iv. AILA Membership
            v. Interpreters/Foreign Language Staff
            vi. Observing EOIR Hearings
b) Resources
            i. USCIS
            ii. List Servs