conference image

Making It Art: O-1B Visas for People You May Not Have Considered

March 18, 2014
Web Seminar

You must be logged in to register for this conference.

Register for Live Event:
  • $0.00

Making It Art: O-1B Visas for People You May Not Have Considered

This 90 minute web seminar was presented live on March 18, 2014, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

Special Pricing: AILA Members can register for the live event for only $59.00!

Some people lack the right degree for immigration purposes, or have maxed out their H-1B time. Others get hired after the H-1B quota has been met and the employer can't wait for the next fiscal year. With H-1B visas hard to come by, one strategy is to mine the employer's job description to find the art in it —and consider an O-1B visa. It's not just for performing artists! Learn strategies and tips for filing successful cases in some occupations you may not have considered.

  • The O-1B Standard of Distinction
  • Occupations That May Qualify for O-1B Status: Graphic Designers, Editors, Hair Stylists, etc.
  • What Is an Event?
  • Using Itineraries to Authorize Additional Work
  • Agents and Petitioners Acting as an Agent for Immigration Purposes
  • Types of Evidence to Consider


Ally Bolour (dl), Los Angeles, CA
Ally Bolour has been practicing immigration law since 1996 when was admitted to the California State Bar. He is an alumnus of Southwestern University School of Law, in Los Angeles. Ally is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the American Immigration Council, based in Washington, DC. From 2004 until 2010, he served on the Board of Directors at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) based in NY.

Lorne M. Fienberg, Amherst, NH
Lorne M. Fienberg, a former college professor of English, has been practicing immigration law for nearly two decades. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. at Boston College Law School. He maintains a solo practice where he focuses on difficult waiver cases and foreign nationals of extraordinary ability. His clients have included watercolorists and marimba players, inventors and entrepreneurs, fashion designers and hair stylists.

Linda Rose, Nashville, TN
Linda Rose manages Rose Immigration Law Firm, PLC, in Nashville. Based in Music City USA, her firm emphasizes business immigration in the music and entertainment industries, representing singers, songwriters, actors, dance troupes, and other artists and entertainers. She sits on the ACES Committee (Athletics, Culture, Education, and Sciences) and has been a PERM mentor since the inception of PERM. She served on the AILA Board of Governors for 14 years and has been an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University Law School for 17 years. When not practicing law, she plays jazz vibraphone and African xylophone with her band RoseOnVibes Quintet (

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 $59.00
AILA Members’ Paralegals $59.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $59.00
AILA Law Student Members $59.00
Nonmember Attorneys $199.00
Other Nonmembers $199.00
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199.00
Nonmember Law Students $199.00

You can register for this event quickly and securely online by adding this item to your cart and paying by credit card or e-check. If for some reason you need to mail or fax in your registration, you can also download and complete a registration form.

If you register online, do not also mail in a registration form.

The "Making It Art: O-1B Visas for People You May Not Have Considered" web seminar takes place Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 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 03/17/2014.

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 Credit

AILA will file for CLE and specialized credit in all jurisdictions with mandatory CLE and specialized requirements. More details about specific approvals will be available here closer to the seminar date.

Cancellation Policy

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

Order Recordings of this Conference: