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Cutting Edge Issues in Immigration Law

Monday October 28 -
Friday November 01 2013

The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is excited to announce its second annual e-conference, "Cutting Edge Issues in Immigration Law," from October 28 to November 1, 2013. Join us for a week-long series of interactive online trainings with national experts in provisional waivers, U-visas, suppressing unlawfully obtained evidence, LGBT asylum, and using the Federal Torts Claim Act. The cost of each two-hour training session is $45. The e-conference supports IAN's free trainings and resources throughout the year.

  • Learn from nationally-recognized experts from the comfort of your own office;
  • Participate in "ask the expert" sessions during each interactive training;
  • Access presentations and handouts before and during conference sessions;
  • Take interactive quizzes and polls;
  • Obtain exclusive access to recordings after the conference; and
  • Receive a free Transcend training on drafting plain language documents for clients.

For more information and to register, click here or select one or more of the conference sessions listed below:

Professional Waivers: Process and Practice

Monday, October 28 - This training will cover tips for compiling and filing the provisional waiver; strategies for advocating "extreme hardship;" and the current landscape.

The U Visa: Emerging and Complex Issues

Tuesday, October 29 - This session will briefly review U visa basics, then discuss emerging and more complex issues that arise with aging-out derivatives, consular processing and adjustment, and final orders of removal.

Motions to Suppress Unlawfully Obtained Evidence

Wednesday, October 30 - This training will address issues, strategies and procedures in immigration court for filing motions to suppress unlawfully obtained evidence.

LGBT Asylum Issues & Practice Tips

Thursday, October 31 - This session will focus on asylum for lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender clients. It will discuss legal theories and framing the claim; how to interview your client and establish a case based on LGBT status; and, overcoming the one year filing deadline.

How to File an FTCA Claim to Win Damages, Hold DHS Accountable and Increase Immigration Options

Friday, November 1 - The training will teach the legal and practical basics of filing an administrative claim for monetary damages with the agency and highlight considerations for pursing the claim in federal court.


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Kate Powers is an associate in the litigation department at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as a Notes Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She currently volunteers with Her Justice in New York. Read More

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