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The Ins and Outs of H-3 Trainees

November 5, 2013
Web Seminar

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The Ins and Outs of H-3 Trainees

This 90 minute web seminar was presented live on November 5, 2013, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

As more and more companies open offices abroad, long-term training in the United States becomes a mandatory consideration. Learn to structure a program and meet the strict requirements of USCIS. Get answers to the questions your clients will ask in advance. Join our panel of experienced practitioners for an in-depth seminar and discover the secrets of the H-3 visa for trainees.

  • Key Criteria for H-3 Petitions
  • Pros and Cons of H-3 vs. B-1 and J-1 Trainee/Intern Classifications
  • Developing the Detailed Training Plan and Recommended Supporting Materials
  • Special Issues: Breaks in Training, Small Offices, and Unpaid Training
  • RFE Trends for H-3 Petitions
  • What's Next? H-3 Extensions, the Two-Year Limit, and Conversion to H-1B


Jason Abrams (dl), New York, NY
Jason Abrams is a partner with Abrams & Abrams LLP. He is a past recipient of AILA's Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award and is experienced in nonimmigrant petitions for H-3 and other trainees. Mr. Abrams has assisted large and small employers in devising training programs. He has also counseled beneficiaries prior to their H-3 visa consular interviews.

Larry Drumm, San Francisco, CA
Larry Drumm is an Attorney with the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Mr. Drumm handles a variety of business immigration matters, including employment visas for professionals, intracompany transferees, investors, and trainees. Mr. Drumm has served in various leadership capacities for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), including five years on the executive board of the Northern California Chapter. He has also chaired the USCIS California Service Center Committee, the Consumer Protection and Authorized Practice of Law Action Committee, served on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Committee and has led liaison efforts with the USCIS San Francisco District Office. He is a graduate of the University of California Hastings College.

Bonnie Wasser, Seattle, WA
Bonnie Wasser has more than 25 years of immigration and nationality law experience uniting families, and bringing employers and needed global talent together. Ms. Wasser is in private practice in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. She is a former Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter (AILAWA), She presently serves as Co-Chair of the AILAWA Congressional Liaison Committee. Ms. Wasser currently serves on the National Military Assistance Project Task Force and previously served on the AILA National Business Immigration Committee. Ms. Wasser is the one of the original co-editors and creators of AILA's popular Immigration Practice Toolbox. She is also a Board member of the International Section of the Washington State Bar Association.

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 "The Ins and Outs of H-3 Trainees" audio seminar takes place Tuesday, November 5, 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 11/4/2013.

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