“A lawyer can provide adequate representation in a wholly novel field through necessary study.”1
Look before you leap
The increase in work available in the area of immigration presents a promising practice opportunity for new and active attorneys. However, before diving in, interested attorneys should assess whether they’re prepared to take on new clients in this intricate field.
An Introduction to Immigration Law is your chance to dip your toes in the water and see whether you’d be interested in pursuing further immigration law study.
Get to know the basics, including:
- Key terminology and concepts
- Different types of immigrant and non-immigrant visas
- Removal defense
Don’t get in over your head
With a surge of immigrants in need of legal assistance, there’s also been an increase in malpractice claims against immigration attorneys.2 Review ethical obligations for advising immigrant clients. Discuss how you can avoid legal malpractice pitfalls. Get advice from panelists on how to successfully integrate immigration law into your practice.
Begin to understand the complexities of the U.S. immigration system by starting with An Introduction to Immigration Law.
1 Rule 1.1 Competence - Comment
2 WILMIC Claims Digest: Immigration Law