Meet the Faculty: 2019 AILA Law Practice Management Conference and Webcast

October 17, 2019
AILA National Office, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Connect with our distinguished faculty and brainstorm with like-minded practitioners about today’s most relevant practice management issues.

Meet Some of Our Law Practice Management Conference Speakers

Ruby Powers, Program Chair

Name: Ruby Powers, Program Chair

  • Firm:
    • Powers Law Group
  • Firm size and areas of immigration practice:
    • Four attorneys, 11 employees - immigration law
  • Favorite App to help with productivity or work:
    • Things App - created by David Allen of Getting Things Done
  • Best practice management tip you’ve ever received:
    • Fundamentally, practice management is time management. The best tip I have ever received is to face the most difficult task early in the day.
  • What you hope to learn at the conference:
    • I am excited to learn more about how to leverage technology for a more efficient practice.
Jonathan A. Grode

Name: Jonathan A. Grode

  • Firm:
    • Green and Spiegel US LLC
  • Firm size and areas of immigration practice:
    • 14 attorneys, primarily business immigration
  • Favorite App to help with productivity or work:
    • E-mail
  • Best practice management tip you’ve ever received:
    • Never stop listening, never stop learning.
  • What you hope to learn at the conference:
    • How to better increase productivity as cases are taking longer and longer to process.
  • Favorite life over work activity:
    • Cycling
Becki Young

Name: Becki Young

  • Firm:
    • Grossman Young & Hammond, LLC
  • Firm size and areas of immigration practice:
    • Nine attorneys, all areas of immigration practice
  • Favorite App to help with productivity or work:
    • Whatsapp/Skype, which allow me to communicate with clients on the go.
  • Best practice management tip you’ve ever received:
    • As soon as you can afford it, hire a professional Operations Manager!
  • What you hope to learn at the conference:
    • How other practitioners are dealing with the new realities of immigration practice. (In particular, the fact that most of us work on a flat fee basis and everything has become much more complex and time-consuming in the past few years.)
Scott Mossman

Name: Scott Mossman

  • Firm:
    • Law Office of Scott A. Mossman
  • Firm size and areas of immigration practice:
    • Immigration advice on criminal charges, removal defense, and immigration benefits for applicants with a criminal record.
  • Favorite App to help with productivity or work:
    • Acuity Scheduling - it takes care of about half the work that I used to pay a receptionist to do.
  • Best practice management tip you’ve ever received:
    • Learn how to spot clients from Hell and be resolute in declining their cases.
  • What you hope to learn at the conference:
    • Inside practice tips from successful attorneys!
Greg Siskind

Name: Greg Siskind

  • Firm:
    • Siskind Susser, PC
  • Firm size and areas of immigration practice:
    • 40 total people and 10 lawyers
  • Favorite App to help with productivity or work:
    • Evernote
  • Best practice management tip you’ve ever received:
    • Service businesses can compete on speed, quality, and price. But only two of the three or you'll go out of business.
  • What you hope to learn at the conference:
    • I attend practice management conferences in search of tips and contacts. If I come home with a few ideas I can implement and some good people to connect with when I have practice management challenges, the conference will have been worth attending.
Sandra A. Grossman

Name: Sandra A. Grossman

  • Firm:
    • Grossman Young & Hammond, LLC
  • Firm size and areas of immigration practice:
    • Eight business, removal, family, litigation, consular, asylum
  • Favorite App to help with productivity or work:
    • Office 365
  • Best practice management tip you’ve ever received:
    • Stop multi-tasking and block out time on your calendar
  • What you hope to learn at the conference:
    • I hope to learn about the latest technologies and Apps that are helping immigration practices become more efficient.
Kaushik Ranchod

Name: Kaushik Ranchod

  • Firm:
    • The Ranchod Law Group, P.C.
  • Firm size and areas of immigration practice:
    • Size 10; Area of Practice: I601A waivers; J1 waivers; family and business immigration
  • Best practice management tip you’ve ever received:
    • Focus on the most important thing you want to accomplish every day. Do not get distracted by all of the little tasks that do not result in achieving your big goals.

Name: Jacob Sapochnick

  • Firm:
    • Sapochnick Law Firm
  • Firm size and areas of immigration practice:
    • 23 employees, business and family immigration.
  • Favorite App to help with productivity or work:
    • Favorite App is PipeDrive (it's a tool to handle leads and client updates).
  • Best practice management tip you’ve ever received:
    • Delegate work to the most appropriate level. Delegate all admin work, always.
  • What you hope to learn at the conference:
    • Best ways to systemize the firm even better, get and share new ideas.