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What's Trending? 2013 RFE Series, Part I: H-1B and L-1 RFEs

November 14, 2013
Web Seminar

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What's Trending? 2013 RFE Series, Part I: H-1B and L-1 RFEs

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Receive 20% off the total price when you register for the live What's Trending? 2013 RFE web seminar series. The two-part series takes place on November 14 (Part I) and November 21 (Part II). In order to receive the discount online, you must put both 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.

This 90 minute web seminar was presented live on November 14, 2013, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

This two-part seminar series focuses on the latest Request for Evidence (RFE) trends immigration attorneys are seeing in 2013. The series is divided between immigrant visas and nonimmigrant visas, with the nonimmigrant visa seminar focusing on H-1B and L-1 petitions. Learn strategies, tips, and tricks for challenging and successfully overcoming these RFEs.

Requests for Evidence (RFEs) are not just for cap cases any more. USCIS is finding new issues to raise for H-1B and L-1 petitions (even though some are recycled from years ago), and there may be a difference between VSC RFEs and CSC RFEs. Are you prepared to assist your client in defending the H-1B or L-1 classification, and providing a cohesive response to address USCIS concerns? This seminar is part of a series about RFE trends at USCIS. During this nonimmigrant petition panel, our experts help you develop strategies to respond to USCIS concerns.

  • The Degree for H-1B Petitions --How Specific Should the “Specific Field” of Study Be?
  • H-1B RFEs for Marketing Analyst Positions --Yes, It Is Still an Issue!
  • Educational Equivalencies in the H-1B Context
  • Offsite Employment RFEs for H-1Bs
  • Recent L-1B Specialized Knowledge RFE Trends
  • What Is Managing an Essential Function? RFEs for L-1A Petitions


Ian David Wagreich (dl), AILA USCIS Liaison Committee Chair, Chicago, IL
Ian D. Wagreich manages the Business Immigration and Compliance practice of Latimer Levay Fyock LLC. His clients include multinational corporations, hospitals, nonprofit arts institutions, religious organizations, universities, athletic organizations and individual investors and entrepreneurs. He is Chair of AILA's USCIS Benefits Policy Liaison Committee and a Member of the Service Center Operations Committee. Ian is also on the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council.

Kimberley Best Robidoux, San Diego, CA
Kimberley Best Robidoux is an attorney with Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker LLP. A graduate of Albany Law School and Cornell University and licensed to practice in California, Maryland, and Washington, DC, Kimberley focuses primarily on corporate compliance issues and employment-based immigration law. Kimberley is a past Chair of the Executive Committee of AILA's San Diego Chapter and currently serves as a Member of AILA National's California Service Center Liaison Committee.

Robert H. Cohen, Columbus, OH
Robert H. Cohen is a partner with the firm of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP, in Columbus, OH. He has practiced immigration law for over 30 years, and his primary areas of practice include business and family immigration representation. Mr. Cohen served as chair of AILA's Ohio Chapter from 2003-05, and currently serves as chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council, and on the USCIS Benefits Liaison Committee. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America for immigration practice and is a graduate of Miami University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Seminar Recording

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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 "What’s Trending? 2013 RFE Series, Part I: H-1B and L-1 RFEs" web seminar takes place Thursday, November 14, 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 11/13/2013.

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