Effective Use of Congressional Assistance for your Immigration Case

03/18/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Your client is unhappy with how a case is going and says, “let’s just call the Congressman and he’ll fix the problem.” Congressional liaison assistance can be very effective in some situations but is not helpful in others. Our panelists have years of experience in helping constituents with difficult immigration matters. They will discuss when it is the right time to call a Congressperson’s or Senator’s office, and what those offices can do to assist. They will also discuss assistance in the context of family, business, refugee/asylee and humanitarian cases. ...
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CLE - Post-Deportation: Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas, Motions to Reopen, and Returning your Client to the U.S.

This program will address the recent recognition of the right of individuals to file a motion to reopen a deportation order, even after deportation....
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Nuts & Bolts of Asylum Law

02/18/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program will provide an overview of asylum law to new or interested practitioners. It will cover basic concepts underlying asylum law, as well as instruction on the mechanics of the asylum process....
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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Other Avenues of Immigration Relief for Immigrant Children

02/11/2014 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Please join us for a training on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and other forms of relief available to these children. Consider taking a case pro bono; it is an opportunity to give back and to truly change a child’s life....
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Immigration Options and Business Formation Issues for Foreign National Entrepreneurs

01/28/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program will provide an overview of immigration visa options for foreign national entrepreneurs. It will also cover corporate formation issues of which foreign nationals should be aware, such as choice of entity and the employer-employee relationship, to maximize success during the visa application process....
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Aggravated Felonies & the Categorical Approach: Updates in light of Moncrieffe and Descamps

01/17/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
In Moncrieffe and Descamps, the Supreme Court clarified how the categorical approach should be applied in a manner that opens up new arguments for non-citizens with criminal dispositions. Attorneys Winger and Klein will discuss the current state of the categorical approach and its practical application....
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US v. Windsor: The Fall of DOMA and the Impact on Immigration Law

12/17/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join Attorney Richard Iandoli in a discussion of the practical implications of this groundbreaking decision. Attorney Iandoli will highlight potential post-DOMA pitfalls and cover topics including eligibility for marriage-based green cards and nonimmigrant derivative status....
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Solutions for Refugee Children at Risk

12/09/2013 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Join a provocative discussion with the leadership team from RefugePoint about the current field of forced migration with a focus on the serious gaps in child protection and potential solutions to their plight. RefugePoint is a leading international humanitarian organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that finds lasting solutions for the world's most vulnerable refugees....
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CLE - The EB-5 Investor Visa Program: Issues that Arise in Immigration, Tax, and Business Law

Issues related to job creation, foreign investment, taxation, and immigration collide under the EB-5 Investor Visa Program. Join us to learn about the current requirements to obtain a green card as well as strategies for job growth and investment stimulation....
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Immigration Practice Pointers From Abroad USA/UK Consular Processing and CBP

09/17/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Please join the Immigration Law Section for this exciting program. Topics include: Special Use B Visas for prospective investors, temporary training; Direct filing of I-130s at posts where there is a USCIS office and where discretionary application must be made to the Department of State, etc....
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Meet an Eyewitness to History: An Evening with Globe-Trotting Journalist Joe Schlesinger

09/16/2013 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
We are delighted to host Mr. Schlesinger at the Boston Bar Association and hope you will join us to hear about his remarkable life, career, and observations concerning humanitarian responses to international conflicts. An hors d'oeurves reception will follow Mr. Schlesinger's remarks....
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CLE - Human Trafficking: A Call to Action (FREE)

Human trafficking is one of the largest and fastest-growing illegal industries in the world. Join us for this complimentary program in which attendees will learn about the issue at large, what is being done in Massachusetts to address it, and ways you can get involved. There is no fee to attend this seminar, which is sponsored by the BBA's Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP). ...
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Panel Discussion on Representing Detained Clients with Mental Disabilities in Immigration Court

05/30/2013 - 12:30 PM to 03:30 PM
A panel of experienced immigration attorneys and mental health professionals will discuss the representation of mentally ill and mentally disabled respondents in Immigration Court proceedings and offer tips for best practices....
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Criminal Post-Conviction Relief in Massachusetts after Chaidez: Will Padilla Continue to be Applied Retroactively?

05/23/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
In 2010, in Padilla v. Kentucky, the U.S. Supreme Court held that criminal defense attorneys must advise non-citizen clients about the immigration consequences of criminal pleas. In Commonwealth v. Clarke, Massachusetts SJC concluded under federal law that Padilla was not a new rule and therefore should be applied retroactively to April 1, 1997...
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Help, CBP Took My Green Card! Has Your Client Really Abandoned Her Lawful Permanent Resident Status?

05/21/2013 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Living, working, and spending long periods of time abroad, among other factors, can lead to a finding of abandonment for permanent residents. We will focus on what DHS considers in making a finding of abandonment and when issues of abandonment arise. We will discuss the decision to fight abandonment in immigration court or to surrender permanent residence, as well as how to advise your clients to plan ahead to avoid abandonment issues....
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An Overview of Visa Options for Investors

05/06/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This program will provide an overview of non-immigrant and immigrant options for investors, including E Visas and the EB-5 Investment Program....
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CLE - Asylum: Application Through Appeal (FREE)

This program will lead attendees through the entire lifecycle of an asylum case beginning with an affirmative asylum application, to a hearing in front of an Immigration Judge, to an appeal in front of the Board of Immigration Appeals, and through an appeal at the First Circuit. This course is essential for attorneys who want to understand the law as it applies to seekers of asylum and who are new to representing asylum clients....
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