Wednesday, September 16, 2009

American Immigration Lawyers Association Symposium in NYC

The American Immigration Lawyers Association, the premiere national association of immigration lawyers, will be holding its 12th Annual NY Chapter Law Symposium on December 1, 2009 at the NY Marriott Marquis. This one day program, entitled “Setting the Stage for a New Era in Immigration Law Practice”, is designed to benefit the seasoned immigration practitioner, new graduates seeking to enter the field, and law students (there is a special symposium rate for law students). John T. Morton, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has been invited to provide the morning keynote address to attendees.

Morning panels include discussions of local and national updates, the new NY ethics rules, and tax/financial issues. The afternoon will be split in two tracks. The first will focus on practice management and specific immigration issues, covering topics like using social media to advance your practice, starting a solo practice, employer compliance and criminal issues in an immigration context. Track two consist of a series of workshops, covering Notices to Appear, difficult consular issues, PERM updates and a mock adjustment interview. For more information, go here.

Any law student who is serious about immigration law should be a member of this organization.

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