2019 Immigration Law Conference



 

As immigration law and policy remain at the forefront with a number of cases at the Supreme Court, Congress hotly debating the issue, and the administration affecting policy and law through executive action - the FBA Immigration Law Section is proud to announce its Annual Conference which will feature a variety of panels designed to explore a wide range of immigration law. The Conference is a two full-day, multi-track program taught by a stellar faculty of veteran practitioners. Attendees receive a unique chance to network with attorneys from both inside and outside of the government in a relaxed setting replete with social activities.

 
There are three ways to register for this national event:
1) Register Online
2) Fax PDF Registration Form to 571-481-9090 for processing
3) Mail PDF Registration Form to the following address for processing
        Federal Bar Association
        Attn: 2019 Immigration Law Conference
        PO Box 79395, Baltimore MD 21279-0395
 

Registration Fees

   Early Bird
(on or before 4/5)
 Standard
Sustaining Member   $440  $540
Member  $465  $565
Nonmember  $570  $670
Government/NGO/Pro Bono  $255  $355
Student  $200  $300
Paralegal $410 $510
Thursday Dinner

$60

Thursday Dinner - Vegetarian

$40

Payment Methods
Acceptable methods of payment include credit card and check. We can accept exact cash payments onsite on the event date. Registration forms received without payment will not be processed.
Cancellation Policy
No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the close of business on Friday, April 19, 2019. No-shows will be billed. Substitutions may be made at any time upon notification. Please contact Laura Mulhern at lmulhern
@fedbar.org with cancellation and/or substitution requests.


THURSDAY - MAY 16
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Welcome Dinner
*Dinner Ticket Purchase Required

FRIDAY - MAY 17
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:45 - 10:15 a.m.

TRACK 1:  FLAGGING FOR ALTERNATIVE RELIEF 

TRACK 2:  ICE HOT TOPICS

TRACK 3:  IMMIGRATION COURT- NUTS & BOLTS

TRACK 4: CRIMES OF VIOLENCE

TRACK 5:  OVERVIEW OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED OPTIONS

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. TRACK 1: CREATIVE WAYS TO GET Us AND VAWAs INTO THE USA

TRACK 2: USCIS HOT TOPICS

TRACK 3: REMOVABILITY AND RELIEF: A BROAD OVERWIEW

TRACK 4: DRUG CRIMES

TRACK 5: ETHICS – INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Luncheon
Immigration Law Section Annual Meeting

1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

TRACK 1: MANAGING YOUR CASELOAD IN CHALLENGING TIMES

TRACK 2: EOIR HOT TOPICS

TRACK 3: ASYLUM LAW & PRACTICE I

TRACK 4: FRAUD AND MISREPRESENTATION WAIVERS

TRACK 5:  EB: NON-IMMIGRANT OVERVIEW

2:45 - 4:00 p.m. TRACK 1:  OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

TRACK 2:  STATE DEPARTMENT HOT TOPICS

TRACK 3: ASYLUM LAW & PRACTICE II

TRACK 4: CRIMES INVOLVING MORAL TURPITUDE

TRACK 5: ADVANCED BUSINESS LITIGATION
4:15 - 5:30 p.m. TRACK 1: GOING OUTSIDE THE BOX - Representing Survivors in EOIR and the Federal Courts

TRACK 2: IMMIGRATION COURT CHALLENGES

TRACK 3: CENTRAL AMERICAN ASYLUM

TRACK 4: ADVANCED REMOVAL TOPICS

TRACK 5: EB: H1B CURRENT ISSUES
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. YLD Happy Hour & Immigration Law Section Awards Reception
Bullock Texas State History Museum
SATURDAY- MAY 18
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:45 - 10:15 a.m. TRACK 1: TRAUMA-INFORMED LAWYERING

TRACK 2: ETHICS – WHEN LAWYERS CROSS THE LINE

TRACK 3: APPEAL FROM THE IMMIGRATION COURT

TRACK 4: IMMIGRATION LITIGATION IN THE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS

TRACK 5: ALL THINGS LABOR CERTIFICATION
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. TRACK 1: ADDRESSING AND PRESENTING CASES BASED ON DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

TRACK 2: HOT TOPICS: HOW TO NAVIGATE

TRACK 3: WAIVERS

TRACK 4: NATURALIZATION ACTIONS IN FEDERAL COURT 
 
TRACK 5: EB CURRENT ISSUES
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. TRACK 1: INADMISSIBILITY GROUNDS IN Us, Ts and VAWAs

TRACK 2: HOT TOPICS: CBP

TRACK 3: PARTICULAR SOCIAL GROUPS

TRACK 4: ADVANCED FEDERAL COURT TOPICS: DISCOVERY, EAJA, TRO/Pis

TRACK 5:  EB: MANAGING A SMOOTH TRANSITION
2:45 - 4:00 p.m. TRACK 1: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN Us, Ts, VAWAs

TRACK 2: BOND & CUSTODY

TRACK 3: CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL
   
TRACK 4: HABEAS AND PROLONGED DETENTION

TRACK 5:  NIV PROCESSING BASICS
4:15 - 5:30 p.m. TRACK 1: SIJ UPDATES AND PRACTICE POINTERS

TRACK 2: ETHICS IN AN IMMIGRATION LAW PRACTICE   

TRACK 3: CREDIBILITY FINDINGS    

TRACK 4: A CHAT WITH THE JUDGES

TRACK 5: NIV KNOTTY PROBLEMS
6:30 - 10:00 p.m. Closing Reception
The Broken Spoke


 
A discounted block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the AT&T Conference Center (1900 University Avenue, Austin, Texas 78705) at $209/night (plus taxes). Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out is 12:00 p.m.

Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. ET on April 26, 2019. Any reservations received after the above date or until the block is full, whichever is sooner, will be accepted based on a room-type and rate-available basis.

To reserve over the phone, call 877-744-8822 today and reference the group name "2019 Immigration Law Conference." Please have your arrival/departure dates and credit card information ready to expedite your reservation process.

In order to ensure the success of FBA meetings and programs, we encourage all participants to make their housing accommodations within the arranged room block. The Meetings Department makes every effort to keep expenses at this meeting as low as possible by negotiating the best hotel rate with its vendors. We appreciate your support and consideration.



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If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Laura Mulhern, Meeting Planner.
Date
May 17 - 18, 2019
Location
AT&T Conference Center
Austin, TX
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