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ABCs of Immigration Law For Newer Practitioners: Naturalization

August 9, 2012
Web Seminar

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ABCs of Immigration Law For Newer Practitioners: Naturalization [Web Seminar]

This 90-minute web seminar was originally presented Thursday, August 9, 2012, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

This introductory seminar for newer practitioners will provide an overview of naturalization and address the following:

  • N-400
  • Preparing for the Naturalization Interview and Examination
  • Offenses That Trigger Bars to Naturalization and Possible Deportation
  • N-600
  • Derivative Citizenship and Acquired Citizenship
  • Dual Nationality Issues
  • Q&A Session


Kevin Lederman (dl), Seattle, WA
Kevin Lederman is a partner at Cowan Miller & Lederman. He has over 22 years of experience practicing exclusively in the field of immigration law, and his practice includes all aspects of family– and employment-based immigration. He is a past-chair of the AILA Washington Chapter, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers. He can be reached through

Kari Ann Fonte, Miami, FL
Kari Ann Fonte (formerly Woodward) graduated cum laude from Florida State University College of Law. Ms. Fonte has practiced immigration law exclusively since 1995, and is managing partner of Montiel Davis & Fonte, P.L., handling all aspects of immigration. Ms. Fonte is board-certified by the Florida Bar as a Specialist in Immigration, and enjoys an “AV” rating. She is the immediate past chair of the AILA South Florida Chapter. She has spoken at numerous local and national immigration seminars.

Steven C. Thal, Minnetonka, MN
Steven C. Thal practices immigration law in Minnetonka, MN. He is a 1982 cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. Mr. Thal holds an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the Directory of Preeminent Lawyers. He is recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in immigration law. He has received the AILA’s Presidential Commendation for “creative and tireless advocacy” on behalf of immigrants. He is an emeritus trustee of the American Immigration Council.

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The "ABCs of Immigration Law For Newer Practitioners: Naturalization" web seminar takes place Thursday, August 9, 2012, 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

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