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"Your First" Series, Part II: The Naturalization Interview

August 13, 2013
Web Seminar

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"Your First” Series, Part II: The Naturalization Interview

This 90 minute web seminar was presented live on August 13, 2013, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

Each seminar in the series features a mock interview or hearing, broken down into smaller segments, where experienced AILA practitioners play the roles of client, interviewer, judge and attorney at various stages of the proceedings. After each interview or hearing segment, the panelists issue-spot, dissect what went wrong or right and recommend how best to prepare your clients for the process. This three-part seminar series is designed for newer immigration practitioners and more experienced practitioners who are looking to expand into new areas of immigration law.

This seminar features a mock USCIS naturalization interview and panel discussion of the following topics:

  • Burden of Proof
  • The Attorney's Role in the Interview
  • Prepping Your Client
  • Common Pitfalls: Inconsistencies with Prior Immigration Filings, Extended Absences from the United States, and Criminal Records & Other GMC Issues
  • Ethical Issues: When Client Is Subject to Removal, Undiscovered Unlawful Conduct, and False Statements at the Interview
  • Best Resources for Attorneys

Special Seminar Series Offer!
Receive 20% off the total price when you register for the live web seminar series entitled “Your First.” The three-part series takes place on July 30 (Part I), August 13 (Part II), and August 27 (Part III). In order to receive the discount online, you must put all three seminars in your Cart; upon checkout you will automatically receive the discount. If you register for them separately online, you will not receive the discount. In order to receive the discount offline, you must use the special registration form. Please fax the form to AILA National using the fax number provided on the form. This offer cannot be combined with any other coupon or discount.ny of the individual publications. Cannot be combined with other offers.


Robert Gottfried (dl), New York, NY
Robert Gottfried has more than 30 years of immigration law experience in the New York City area. His practice focuses on obtaining work visas, permanent resident status, and U.S. citizenship for individuals and corporations. Mr. Gottfried has obtained permanent residence for world-famous artists, photographers, athletes, scientists, and authors based on their extraordinary ability in their chosen professions. He currently represents United Nations employees, members of the diplomatic community, and the New York Jets in U.S. immigration matters.

Anna Hysell, San Diego, CA
Anna Hysell discovered her passion for immigration law while a law student at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She studied immigration and nationality law under the Honorable Paul Grussendorf in San Francisco as a visiting student in 2001. Yearning to get experience, she procured a legal internship with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights where she worked for its pro bono asylum program, a project dedicated to representing low-income persons and refugees fleeing torture from their home country.

Kathleen Moccio
Kathleen Moccio is an attorney with the Hennepin County Public Defenders and an adjunct professor in the School of Law at the University of St. Thomas. She has worked in the field of immigration law and policy for over 20 years. Ms. Moccio regularly speaks and writes on immigration issues.

Seminar Recording

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.

Registration & Pricing

  Registration Price
AILA Member/International Associates $129.00
AILA Members’ Paralegals $129.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $129.00
AILA Law Student Members $129.00
Nonmember Attorneys $199.00
Other Nonmembers $199.00
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199.00
Nonmember Law Students $199.00

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The "Your First” Series, Part II: The Naturalization Interview" web seminar takes place Tuesday, August 13, 2013 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 8/12/2013.

Tuition Assistance

Full and partial tuition assistance will be offered to participants based on need and availability for all audio and web seminars. Please complete the tuition assistance application for consideration.

CLE Information

Please note that your jurisdiction may limit the amount of distance learning credit you can earn. To view details on your jurisdiction's credit restrictions and CLE requirements, please visit the CLE Center.

To view CLE eligibility and the number of credits you may claim for completing this 90-minute seminar, please visit webCLE.

  • Florida - Attorneys must apply individually for approval of live audio/web seminars in Florida. Programs are typically approved

For more information about CLE credit, please email

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations: No refunds will be given after the seminar has started.

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