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An Introduction to Immigration Law 2020

Product ID: CA3013R6
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

“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.

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Member $259.00

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Credits

8 CLE, 1 EPR

Date and Time

Thursday, August 06, 20208:30 AM - 4:50 PM CT

Add to Calendar 8/6/2020 8:30:00 AM 8/6/2020 4:50:00 PM America/Chicago An Introduction to Immigration Law 2020

“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.

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“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.

Read More ↓

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Program Chairs & Presenters:
Jennifer Hanna
Hanna Brandt & Lucsay, LLP
Madison

Freya Katkowsky
Katkowsky Immigration Services, LLC
Madison

Presenters:
Matthew M. Beier
Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co
Madison

Amanda K. Gennerman
Gennerman Law Office
Madison

Aissa I. Olivarez
Community Immigration Law Center
Madison

Raluca Vais-Ottosen
DeWitt LLP
Madison

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Introduction to Terminology & Key Concepts

Freya Katkowsky

9:20 a.m. :  Framework: Where Does the Law Come From & What Agencies Are Involved?

Raluca Vais-Ottosen

10:10 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : Introduction to Immigrant Visas – who qualifies, overview of the process, and which government agencies are involved for:

  • Family-Based Immigrant Visas
    Jennifer Hanna
  • Humanitarian Immigrant Visas
    Amanda K. Gennerman
  • Business/Employment Immigrant Visas
    Freya Katkowsky
  • Panel Discussion/Q&A
    Amanda K. Gennerman, Jennifer Hanna, Freya Katkowsky

12:10 p.m. : Lunch

1:10 p.m. : An Overview of Types of Non-Immigrant Visas

Jennifer Hanna

2:00 p.m. : Removal Defense

Aissa I. Olivarez

2:50 p.m. : Break

3:05 p.m. : Ethics: Risks of Dabbling in Immigration Law

  • Be aware of WILMIC’s increase in claims among insured immigration attorneys in the rapidly changing regulatory environment
  • How you can avoid taking on more than you’re prepared to handle in order to steer clear of legal malpractice pitfalls

Matthew M. Beier, Raluca Vais-Ottosen

4:00 p.m. : Panel Discussion: Ways to Add Immigration to Your Practice

  • Pro bono, fed litigation, how to educate yourself sufficiently to add as a practice area

Amanda K. Gennerman, Freya Katkowsky, Aissa I. Olivarez

4:50 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Get an overview of the basics of immigration law
  • Review the different types of immigrant and non-immigrant visas
  • Avoid malpractice claims by understanding the risks of "dabbling" in immigration law
  • Find out how to educate yourself sufficiently to confidently add immigration to your practice
  • Lawyers looking to add immigration to their practice
  • Immigration lawyers seeking a refresher
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