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Immigration Law: How to Respond When the Government Says No

Learn from a variety of practice areas, including criminal defense, family-based immigration, removal defense immigration, and employment immigration, on issues such as responding to requests for evidence and notices of intent to deny, post-conviction relief, appeals, and more. RESPONDING TO REQUESTS FOR EVIDENCE (RFE) AND NOTICES OF INTENT TO DENY (NOID) For employment-based and family-based immigration cases, oftentimes the government issues an RFE or NOID, which must be responded to very quickly. Speakers will discuss strategies for brainstorming with clients, working to obtain documents, and how to write a strong response to get an approval. Speaker: Giovanna Valdez, Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren, P.C. Gretchen Eckerdt, Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd. Scott Pollock, Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. POST-CONVICTION RELIEF Speakers will discuss criminal procedure methods to vacate or amend criminal convictions to enable a client to qualify for an immigration benefit. The methods will be analyzed in the context of removal hearings and affirmative applications for immigration benefits. Speakers: Jacob Briskman, Jacob S. Briskman, Esq. Maria Baldini-Potermin, Maria Baldini-Potermin & Associates, P.C. Julio Argueta, Soffieti, Johnson, Teegan, Argueta & Bawcum, Ltd. APPEALS Filing appeals, defending an appeal, and preserving the record, both in employment and in family-based immigration cases. Speakers will address service appeals (I-290B) and appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Speakers: Erin Cobb, Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC Tejas Shah, Franczek Radelet, P.C. Moderators: Kelli A. Fennell, Hughes Socol Piers Resnick Dym, Ltd.; Chair, CBA Immigration & Nationality Law Committee Lindsay L. Wunrow, Law Offices of Robert D. Ahlgren and Associates; Vice-Chair, CBA Immigration & Nationality Law Committee $0-CLE Advantage, $80 Member, $160 Nonmember 2.75 IL MCLE Credit In-person at the CBA or Live Webcast Register at www


Time:3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location:The Chicago Bar Association
321 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60604

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