Making Lemonade Out of Lemons—Utilizing the Trainee Visas
September 17, 2013
Making Lemonade Out of Lemons—Utilizing the Trainee VisasThis 90 minute audio seminar was presented live on September 17, 2013, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.
Trainee visas are useful options for employers to bring trainees to the United States. This seminar will examine the different types of trainee visas available, such as H-3, J-1, B-1 in lieu of H-3, and B-1, and will discuss the various considerations with each visa. This panel discusses the documentary requirements for each type of visa and when it would be more appropriate to use one trainee visa over another.
- Parsing “Training” vs. “Work” --What's Productive and How Much Is Too Much?
- Which Visa Is the Best Fit --Duration, Substance & Supervision of Program, and Need for Training
- Country Specific Issues --J-1 Skills List and Visa Reciprocity
- The J-1 Home Residency Requirement
- 221(g) Issues --Beneficiary's Career Abroad, Employer's Rationale for Providing Training, and Unavailability in Home Country
- More Alternatives --F-1 CPT & OPT, B-1 in Lieu of H-3, B-1 Observer and Other Possibilities
FacultyScott F. Cooper, Troy, MI
Scott F. Cooper is a Partner and Managing Attorney of the Michigan offices of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP. He is Past-Chair of the Michigan Chapter of AILA and former member of the Board of Directors for the Association for International Practical Training. He received his J.D. from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law and is admitted to the Michigan, Illinois, New York, United States District and Supreme Court bars.
Lisa N. Ellis, Seattle, WA
Lisa N. Ellis, Principal Attorney at Ellis Immigration Law, LLC, is a past member of AILA Washington Executive Committee and currently appointed to the AILA Board of Publications. She is the author of Visa Solutions for International Students, Scholars and Sponsors published in 2012 by Thomson Reuters. Ms. Ellis received her J.D. degree from The University of Oregon School of Law in 2000.
Lois Magee, AIC International Exchange Center Director, Washington, DC
Lois C. Magee was named Director of the American Immigration Council's International Exchange Center in January 2006. Ms. Magee has been affiliated with a number of citizen exchange organizations including the International Christian Youth Exchange, AFS Intercultural Programs, and the YMCA International Branch. She has worked with and written on J-1 visa programs for over twenty years. Ms. Magee holds a Master's degree in International Administration from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT.
Seminar RecordingIncluded 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
|AILA Member/International Associates||$129.00|
|AILA Members’ Paralegals||$129.00|
|AILA Nonprofit Members||$129.00|
|AILA Law Student Members||$129.00|
|Nonmember Law Students||$199.00|
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The "Making Lemonade Out of Lemons—Utilizing the Trainee Visas" audio seminar takes place Tuesday, September 17, 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 9/16/2013.