2017 Immigration Law Conference


As today’s changing political climate impacts the incredibly complex maze of immigration law and policy, the FBA Immigration Law Conference provides a venue for in-depth discussion on of-the-moment topics that are critical to immigration law practice. 60 sessions over two days will again feature speakers from the federal judiciary and immigration courts as well as panelists from the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, cutting edge law school clinical programs, the NGO community, and the private immigration bar.

Agenda, CLE session and speaker information will be posted as it's confirmed... please check back soon for updated event details!

 Three Ways to Register:
2) Print the registration form and fax to 571-481-9090
3) Print the registration form and mail to Federal Bar Association, Attn: 2017 Immigration Law Conference, PO Box 79395, Baltimore MD 21279 

 Early Bird
(on or before 4/14/17)

(after 4/14/17)

FBA Sustaining Member  



FBA Member









Gov/NGO/Pro Bono



Law Student/Law Clerk



Thursday Night Reception


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Thursday, May 11

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception
The Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Place; Denver, CO 80204
*Must purchase a la carte reception ticket ($25) for entry

Friday, May 12
8:00-8:30 a.m.


8:15-8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:30-9:45 a.m.

Immigration Reform 2017

Client Options

Immigration Court - Nuts and Bolts

Habeas and Prolonged Detention

Employment Based Immigration

10:00-11:15 a.m. Asylees at the Border

U, T and VAWA Basics

Removal and Inadmissibility

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Hot Topics Panel

Perm - Basics and Beyond
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Trauma Victims

DACA Updates and Practice Pointers

Relief from Removal

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE) Hot Topics Panel

Advanced Issues in Worksite Enforcement
12:45-2:15 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon

2:15-3:30 p.m.

Asylum on a Shoe-String

Special Immigrant Juveniles

Introduction to Crimmigration

Effective Practice Before the Board of Immigration Appeals

Income Tax and Aliens

3:45-4:45 p.m. Torture Convention

Providing Holistic Services to Survivors

Asylum Law

Ethics - False In Uno

Charlie Chat
5:00-6:00 p.m. The Credible Fear Minefield

Ethics Issues in Humanitarian Cases

Filing the Asylum Application

Ethics - Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

DOS Visa Issues
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Awards Reception
The Colorado Supreme Court
E 14th Avenue; Denver, CO 80203

Saturday, May 13
8:00-8:30 a.m.


8:15-8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:30-9:45 a.m. Learning to Fish with a Particular Social Group

Updates and Practice Pointers on U, T and VAWA

Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude

Advanced Trial Skills

In the NIV Trenches
10:00-11:15 a.m. Credibility, Documentary Evidence and Expert Testimony in Asylum Cases

The Holistic Lawyer

Analyzing a Criminal Conviction

Naturalization Litigation in Federal Court

Develop Your Immigration Law Practice
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Gender Based Asylum

Special Immigrant Juveniles

Bond and Custody

Due Process

Consular Processing
12:45-2:15 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon

1:00-2:00 p.m. ILS Meeting
2:15-3:30 p.m.

Gang Cases

Overcoming Adjustment Barriers for VAWA and U-Visas

Criminal Waivers in Removal Proceedings

Family Immigration

H-1B Workarounds

3:45-4:45 p.m. Juvenile Asylum

Consular Processing and Parole

Fraud Misrepresentation and Waivers

Naturalization and U.S. Military Practice

OCAHO Proceedings
5:00-6:00 p.m. Ethics

Working with Local Law Enforcement and ICE

Race and Discrimination in Immigration Law

Expedited and Administrative Removal

Walking the Tightrope
6:15-7:15 p.m.

YLD Reception
Embassy Suites Crystal Ballroom

A discounted block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Hotel (1420 Stout Street; Denver, CO 80202) at $199/night (plus state and local taxes).

Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Call 303-592-1000 and refer to "FBA Immigration Law Conference 2017" today to reserve your room or reserve your room online.

Contact Heather Gaskins if you are interested in sponsoring this conference.

Patron Sponsors

Sustaining Sponsors

Kriezelman Burton and Associates LLC

Gonzales & Gonzales Immigration Bonds

Ware I Immigration

Youman, Madeo & Fasano, LLP

Friends of the Conference

ASISTA Immigration Assistance

The Frager Law Firm

May 12 - 13, 2017
Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center
1420 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80202

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