Advanced Immigration Law Seminar: Business and Humanitarian Options
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Feb 16, 2018
May 17 & 18, 2018 (Thursday and Friday)
North Carolina CLE Program
Sponsored by Helen Tarokic Law PLLC
Sponsor#: 7703; Location of event: University of North Carolina at Wilmingtons Morton Hall in Wilmington, NC
10.75 hours of CLE requested
Helen Tarokic Law PLLC created this seminar because we felt a need for advanced level issues to be discussed in smaller venue. We always feel like just when the panel is getting good, the time runs out. That is why we are including a long Q&A in each of these panels. We know you are coming to see our speakers because you are already big fans, and you will be delighted with the fact that our experts are in the audience asking questions, too.
Title of Event: Advanced Immigration Law Seminar: Business and Humanitarian Options
9:00- 9:50am: Welcome and Registration (coffee and tea provided)
Thursday, May 17, 2018
10:00 am to 12:00 noon (120 mins): PERM labor certification for advanced immigration attorneys, who are newer to business immigration (Intermediate level PERM panel) Session 1
PERM can be done even if someone is in removal proceedings!
PERM when the alien doesnt work for the sponsor yet
Crafting a PERM case based on job qualifications and employer needs. Skilled and unskilled labor
Am I EB-2, or am I EB-3, or am I Other Worker?
Q&A (30 mins) bring your toughest questions!
12:05 to 1:25: Lunch & Networking Break
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (120 min): PERM labor certification for advanced immigration attorneys, who are newer to business immigration (Intermediate level PERM panel)- Session 2
PERM overview (intermediate/advanced level) and Q&A on stickler issues (Pamela)
Streamlining for a corporate client and other HR needs and issues
PERM/I-140 strategies for TPS and DACA holders (and other hot topics) (Helen)
Deep thoughts about qualifying relatives for I-601A cases and PERM strategy (Helen)
Why DOL dictates who can pay for the H-1B and DOL fees (Pamela)
Q&A (30 mins)- bring your toughest questions
Break: 3:30 to 3:45pm
3:45pm to 5:00pm (75 mins): Trauma-Informed Legal Representation & Ethics
Trauma-informed legal representation
How to avoid re-traumatizing clients during legal representation while getting them the help they need
Law office screening methods
Discussion of the ABA brochure Why Am I left Waiting in the Lobby in terms of how it may help avoid missing out on a trafficking issue. Meeting with a PC alone: the 4 Cs of client identification, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, and competency.
Crafting U and T statements (and reporting) when one needs the info, but the client may be retraumatized in the process little things we can do to make a big difference in the legal experience for all involved
How to work closely with state and federal officials, law enforcement, service providers, and others to improve survivor outcomes while still making for a successful immigration case
15 min Q&A: time for your tough questions about handling tough issues!
Thursday night: 7:30pm: Dinner at The Harp. Located in downtown Wilmington on 3rd Street, not far from Greenfield Lake, Satellite Bar, and the law office of Margaret Jennings, this Irish pub offers really nice Irish fare with lots of healthy and comfort options. http://www.harpwilmington.com/menus.html .
Friday, May 18, 2018
8:30am to 8:55am Welcome/Registration (tea & coffee provided)
9:00am to 10:30am (90 mins): Human Trafficking: Issues relevant to business, employment & humanitarian lawyers
What business immigration lawyers should know about human trafficking and T visas so that they dont accidentally facilitate trafficking.
In business immigration or employment or civil rights consults, how to identify a trafficking victim (e.g. failed H-1B or H-2A consults, labor/civil violation consults, etc.)
What humanitarian lawyers should know about labor cases and labor laws, so that they dont accidentally miss out on T or U visas for their clients, in the employment/labor law context. TVPA; Fair Labor Standard Act; National Labor Relations Act; Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Act; and relevant State Laws.
Advanced discussion of labor-based U and T visas
Reporting trafficking to the DOL and requesting T visa certification; what to expect and what to ask for
Who writes the T or U cert in a DOL case? Framing the issues.
Filing EEOC and other complaints as a companion to the T or U visa case
15 min Q&A (bring your toughest questions!)
10:45 to 11:45 (60 mins): Holistic Lawyering (a must-see panel)
The number of lawyers fighting depression, without knowing it, continues to climb, and perhaps the same goes for our clients. Professionals specializing in the treatment of trauma, and paralegals and lawyers who help survivors, and law enforcement who investigate crimes against survivors, all hear tales of extreme human suffering and observe the emotions of fear, helplessness and horror registered by survivors on a consistent basis. Recent research demonstrates that these occupational duties may cause psychological symptoms in the practitioner who bears witness to the survivors' account of trauma.
How to handle vicarious/secondary trauma as a legal practitioner (its not just humanitarian work these days the upheavals in the business immigration community can be traumatic too!)
What is secondary trauma stress (sometimes called compassion fatigue or vicarious trauma or indirect trauma)? Immigration lawyers, investigators, mental health professionals, and others who help trafficking victims take on so much, see so much, feel so much.
What is Holistic Lawyering?
What do we do with our emotions and hidden pain? How do we care for ourselves and be fully present for clients?
What do we do when we are angry or resent our clients?
What do we do when our relationships in the law change? (from Trial Attorney for OCC to private bar litigator and mother to being able to talk to ICE and OCC and then experiencing the change in communication under the Trump Administration)
Talking to negative people with power in the law
Coordinating and including AA or therapy attendance as part of a case plan, as an approach to helping clients and improving outcomes
Words of wisdom
Lunch break: 11:45 to 1:00pm (there are restaurants nearby)
1:00 to 2:30 (90 mins): Human Trafficking Advanced Issues Part 1
Discussion of a border crossing entry and how smuggling is a separate crime from trafficking
Trump Administrations conflation of smuggling versus trafficking in RFEs and decisions (and other RFE nightmares)
Discussion of H-2A/H-2B trafficking scenarios: war stories from the experts
Dealing with volume cases and serious allegations and litigation
Criminal defenses side of human trafficking
Finding T cases in a domestic violence scenario
30 min Q&A (bring on your toughest most worrisome RFEs and hypos, and lets brainstorm after a year of filing cases and seeing what USCIS wants to know!)
2:30-2:50 - break
3:00 to 4:30 pm (90 mins): Human Trafficking Advanced Issues Part 2
Jurisdiction over T visas (generally USCIS, but see L.D.G. v. Holder, 744 F.3d 1022 (7th Cir. 2014); Baez-Sanchez v. Sessions, 872 F.3d 854 (7th Cir. 2017).)
If your client is in removal and has a T pending or plans to file one
Educating the Immigration Court with motions to continue and prima facie eligibility (non-detained, removal defense)
Requesting I-192 waivers even if the inadmissibility is unrelated to the trafficking
If your client is subject to a final removal order and is at imminent risk of deportation, then what? Asking ICE for prima facie determination on the T visa - and what if ICE ignores the request?
If your client has a removal order, but isnt at imminent risk of deportation.
What to do if your T-1 is denied and the AAO dismisses your appeal?
30 min Q&A Youve been dying all day to ask, but have been afraid to ask? Nows the time.
END OF PROGRAM - TIME FOR A LONG WALK ON THE BEACH!
Schedule is subject to change/emergency substitutions/speaker confirmation
May 17, 2018
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