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“I Get By with a Little Help” from My Paralegals

April 25, 2017
Web Seminar

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Presented 4/25/2017
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Live Web Seminar
SKU WS2017-04-25

Our law practice management experts will focus on supervising legal staff, specifically paralegals that primarily assist with preparing immigration petitions and applications and/or meet and correspond with clients. Our speakers will provide practical tips for training paralegals, delegating responsibilities, and managing legal staff in order to run a successful immigration practice.

Featured Topics

  • You’re the Boss: Helpful Ways to Manage Paralegals and the Duties They Perform
  • A Paralegal’s Role in the Preparation of Forms and Documents in Support of Petitions
  • A Paralegal’s Role in Client Communications
  • Implementing Templates and Delegating Original Document Drafting
  • Responsibilities for Issue-Spotting and Anticipating an RFE
  • Working with Contract Staff During Peak Seasons

Free Downloadable Seminar Recording Included with Live Registration Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. It will be available in participant's Agora Digital Library approximately 4-7 business days from the seminar date. Order Recordings

Faculty

Lisa N. Ellis (DL), AILA Board of Publications Chair, Seattle, WA
Lisa N. Ellis is the founder and principal attorney of Ellis Immigration Law, LLC in Seattle, WA. She is a graduate of Whitman College and University of Oregon School of Law, where she was an executive editor for The Oregon Law Review. Ms. Ellis's practice focuses on employment-based, family-based, and global immigration cases. Ms. Ellis is the author of Visa Solutions for International Students, Scholars, and Sponsors (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore 2012 Ed.).

James W. Austin, Kansas City, MO
James W. Austin is a partner in the immigration law firm of Austin & Ferguson, LLC, an adjunct professor in immigration law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and a past recipient of AILA's Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Immigration Law Award. Mr. Austin has chaired AILA's National Benefits Center Liaison Committee, USCIS Ombudsman Liaison Committee, and previously served on numerous other AILA national liaison committees, conference committees, task forces, and Board of Governors working groups. Mr. Austin is an AILA Mentor in several categories, a regular speaker at AILA conferences and has also participated in several AILA podcasts and QuickTakes.

Cora Denise Tekach, Washington, DC
Cora Denise Tekach is the founder of the Tekach Law Firm, and has practiced all aspects of immigration law exclusively for over 25 years. She is an adjunct professor of law at American University and also taught at the Catholic University of America. She served as chair of AILA's D.C. Chapter, Associate Director of Liaison and Information at AILA, and was a member of the DC Bar Client Security Fund for four years, chairing the committee in 2014. She has edited "The Immigration Act of 1990 Today" since 1997, regularly authors and edits other publications, and is a frequent speaker on immigration issues. As the daughter of Argentine immigrants, she is fluent in Spanish. Ms. Tekach served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay.

The speaker's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided in the written materials are based on the speaker's experiences and current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and the speaker's experiences may differ from your own.
Members
AILA Member/International Associates $129
AILA Members’ Paralegals $129
AILA Nonprofit Members $129
AILA Law Student Members $129
Nonmembers
Nonmember Attorneys $199
Other Nonmembers $199
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199
Nonmember Law Students $199
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The “I Get By with a Little Help” from My Paralegals web seminar takes place Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time
The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on April 24, 2017.

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