Upcoming Web and Audio Seminars

Check out AILA's upcoming web and audio seminars. For live seminar participants, a free downloadable recording of the seminar is included with registration. Topics vary widely, so find a seminar that fits your schedule, and join in from the convenience of your desk!

  • From Student to Startup: Immigration Challenges for Entrepreneurial F-1s

    Web Seminar on December 3, 2019

    Our panel of experts will discuss how student entrepreneurs can transition from F-1 to work authorization as they develop a startup business. Typically, the F-1 visa holder has an idea to start a business and wants to know how to balance the development of the company with the immigration transition from student to OPT to NIV status. When can the client incorporate, raise capital, or be compensated? What precautions are students taking in the era of the USCIS policy on unlawful presence for F, J, and M nonimmigrants?

  • U Visas in Removal Proceedings

    Audio Seminar on December 5, 2019

    As the backlog for U visas has grown, practitioners must figure out how to navigate the lengthy waitlists while a client is in removal proceedings. With the attorney general limiting the authority of immigration judges to administratively close or terminate proceedings, this picture has grown even more complicated. Our panel of experts will share practical tips and best practices for navigating removal proceedings with a client who is eligible for U nonimmigrant status.

  • Third-Party Placement: Reviewing the New and Revisiting the Old

    Web Seminar on December 10, 2019

    Third-party placement for all nonimmigrant visa types often yields more questions than answers from USCIS and DOS. This uncertain environment frequently leaves practitioners no choice but to “choose their own adventures” regarding how best to proceed. Panelists will review the law and memoranda, and—most importantly—share stories of recent experiences.

  • Incredibly Credible: Preparing Your Client to Testify

    Audio Seminar on December 17, 2019

    AILA’s panel of removal experts will advise on best practices for preparing clients to testify during removal proceedings. Panelists will discuss how to get clients ready for direct and cross examination, how to approach any inconsistencies in previous testimony or documents prepared by the government, and how to zealously represent clients dealing with cognitive or memory issues. This is a must-listen for anyone who regularly practices in immigration court!

  • H-2B Best Practices in Times of Caps and Lotteries

    Audio Seminar on December 19, 2019

    The coveted H-2B visa is one of the most precarious that an immigration practitioner can utilize to obtain temporary, nonagricultural labor. Not just for low-skilled, seasonal workers, employers use the H-2B to fill various temporary, non-professional positions including highly specialized professionals needed for temporary projects when H-1B, TN, B-1, and other visa categories are not appropriate. In heavy demand, the H-2B is subject to strict timing constraints and lottery selection at both the DOL and USCIS phases. Our panel of experts will explain how to avoid pitfalls to file timely applications, offer practical tips on submitting H-2B applications in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) system, and discuss trends in H-2B practice at DOL, USCIS, and consular posts.

For a complete listing of upcoming seminars and in-person conferences and to register, visit AILA Agora.