CBA Immigration & Nationality Law Committee’s Annual Seminar

Please join CBA Immigration & Nationality Law Committee on January 19, 2017 in this year’s annual seminar Consular Processing Strategies: Pitfalls and Solutions. Attorney Gina Reynolds will be speaking on a panel on “Consular Processing Potholes: A Repair Guide” focusing on effective advocacy before the U.S. consulate and offering tips for reviewing adverse consular decisions through Legal Net. Please see below for the full agenda and event details.


Por favor acompañe a CBA Immigration & Nationality Law Committee el 19 de enero de 2017 en el seminario anual Estrategias Para el Proceso Consular: Dificultades y Soluciones. La abogada Gina Reynolds presentará en el panel “Tropiezos en el Proceso Consular: Una Guía de Reparaciones” cual se enfocará en la defensa eficaz frente al consulado Americano y ofrecerá consejos para la revisión de decisiones consulares adversas a través de Legal Net. Favor de ver abajo para la agenda completa y detalles del evento.

January 19, 2017
3:00 – 6:00 PM
The Chicago Bar Association
321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL

In-Person Cost:
$0 CLE-Advantage Member
$25 Law Student
$40 Gov’t Member
$50 Member
$100 Nonmember  

Register at www.chicagobar.org/cle or call 312-554-2056

Agenda:

I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET: 212(d)(3) WAIVERS 
How to apply for a non-immigrant visa waiver, tips for a successful waiver application, recent trends in waiver cases, and what to expect after your client applies for a non-immigrant visa waiver.
Kevin RaicaMaria Baldini-Potermin & Associates, PC 
Lauren McClureKriezelman, Burton & Associates, LLC

BREAKOUT SESSION – CHOOSE OPTION 1 OR 2

OPTION 1: FAMILY-BASED
Surprise! You are Inadmissible. Now What? Inadmissibility Findings in U.S. Consulates in Central America 
This panel will focus on a “hot topic,” namely, the inadmissibility accusations common to visa applicants who are interviewed in Central American consulates, alien smuggling, habitual drunkeness following a DUI conviction, and criminal activity if they have tattoos, and how to deal with them.
Alix StrunkMinsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. 
Amina L. NajibKempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd. 
Moderator: Kelli FennellSarikas Law Group, LLC 

OR

OPTION 2: EMPLOYMENT-BASED
The Ins & Outs & Ups & Downs of E-2 Visas 

This panel will focus on E-2 visas, namely, how to apply for one, what kinds of discretion consular officers have, the kinds of issues that arise, and how to manage the differences in E-2 applications adjudications from one consulate to the next.
Tasha WiesmanU.S. Immigration Contract Attorney 
Shannon ShepherdImmigration Attorneys, LLP

CONSULAR PROCESSING POTHOLES: A REPAIR GUIDE 
How to get what you want in a consular processing case, and what you can do when you do not get what you want. More specifically, it will focus on navigating the challenges of advocating before the U.S. consulates. It will then turn to tips for working with or using Legal Net to review adverse consular decisions.
Richard HanusThe Law Offices of Richard Hanus 
Gina L. ReynoldsHernandez & Reynolds, LLC

Moderators:
Renae M. Yoo, Law Offices of Renae M. Yoo, P.C.; Chair, CBA Immigration and Nationality Law Committee 
Kelli A. FennellSarikas Law Group, LLC; Vice-Chair, CBA Immigration and Nationality Law Committee

 

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