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Advanced Motions to Reopen and the Departure Bar

September 9, 2014
Audio Seminar

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Advanced Motions to Reopen and the Departure Bar

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This 90 minute audio seminar was recorded live on September 9, 2014, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

Motions to reopen often represent a client's last and only option in pursuing relief from removal. This seminar addresses recent developments in challenging removal orders. In addition, it provides guidance on presenting complex legal arguments related to exceptions to time and number limitations, restrictions on filing after departure, and pursuing reopening based on a re-analysis of crimes and recent case law developments.

  • In Absentia Motions to Reopen—Creative Strategies for Expanding the Reaches of Reopening Based on No Notice and Exceptional Circumstances
  • Legal and Ethical Complications Related to Motions Involving Claims of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • Framing Arguments with Particular Nuance Based on Circuit Court Developments Addressing the “Departure Bar”
  • Filing Motions to Reopen After Vacating a Conviction
  • The Impact of Recent Case Law on the Immigration Consequences of Convictions and the Availability of Reopening Sua Sponte


John Patrick Pratt (dl), Miami, FL
Jessica E. Chicco, Newton, MA
Stacy Tolchin, Los Angeles, CA

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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.

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  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 "Advanced Motions to Reopen and the Departure Bar" audio seminar takes place Tuesday, September 9, 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 09/08/2014.

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