Seminar Number

117587

 

CLE Hours:

6 CLE Hours Including
1 Professionalism
Hour and
3 Trial Practice
Hours

FAMILY IMMIGRATION LAW

JANUARY 27, 2011

Co-Sponsor:
Immigration Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

Presiding:
Dara L. Berger, Program Chair, Law Office of Dara L. Berger, LLC, Atlanta

WELCOME AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Dara L. Berger

FAMILY BASED IMMIGRATION:  HOW IT WORKS

  • Qualifying relatives
  • Family-based immigration options, e.g., fiance(e) visas, K-3 visas, and V visas
  • Tips on how to organize the documents and strategies on how to avoid an RFE

Sarah Hawk, Fisher & Phillips LLP, Atlanta

ISSUES IN MARRIAGE CASES

  • Preparing clients for interview—what to bring, what to expect, tips to avoid a finding of marriage fraud
  • Collateral issues, false social security cards, unlawful employment, unlawful presence
  • 1-751 waivers

Dwight Faulkner, USCIS Assistant District Director, Retired; The Law Offices of Socheat Chea, P.C., Duluth

IMMIGRANT VISA PREFERENCE SYSTEM AND ACQUIRING IMMIGRATION STATUS

  • The immigrant visa preference categories
  • The numerical limit, priority dates, and country of chargeability
  • How to read the Visa Bulletin
  • Adjustment of Status versus Consular Processing

Beryl B. Farris, Beryl Farris LLC Immigration Law, Atlanta

FUNDAMENTALS OF NATURALIZATION

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Good moral character
  • New naturalization exam/Medical Waiver

Laine S. Posel, Dale M. Schwartz & Associates, LLP, Atlanta

GROUNDS OF DEPORTABILITY

  • Noncriminal grounds
  • Crimes involving moral turpitude
  • Aggravated felonies

Dustin R. Baxter, Kuck Immigration Partners, LLC, Atlanta

RELIEF FROM REMOVAL AND WAIVERS OF INADMISSIBILITY

  • Common strategies to prevent removal
  • Getting the inadmissible in

David S. Kennedy, Jr., Corso, Kennedy & Campbell, LLP, Gainesville

PROFESSIONALISM IN IMMIGRATION LAW

  • Manner and method of the client interview
  • Clarifying the attorney/client relationship
  • Dual representation
  • Fees and retainer agreements

Layli Eskandari, Levine & Eskandari, LLC, Atlanta