Strategies for Responding to Recent Trends in Adjudications-Downloadable Recording

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Strategies for Responding to Recent Trends in Adjudications

This 90 minute web seminar was originally presented live on July 19, 2011.

Recent adjudicatory trends demonstrate a significant increase in the scrutiny of employment-related petitions and arbitrary denials. This panel will provide an in-depth look at the various options available to deal with the negative adjudicatory trends in business immigration practice. Specifically, this panel will address advanced issues such as when to file a new petition or MTs; review at the AAO vs. Federal Court; exhaustion of administrative remedies and exceptions; how to litigate a business case in Federal Court; and when mandamus can be used effectively?

  • Nuts and Bolts—Plaintiff, Defendant and Venue (Jurisdictional Issues, Whom to Sue and Whom to Serve)
  • Procedural and Timing Considerations
  • Preserving Legal Status During Litigation
  • Exploring Creative Strategies When Litigating Before the AAO and How to Cope with a Bad AAO Decision
  • Filing a Successful Mandamus in the Labor Certification Context

CLE Information

CA, CO, GA, HI*, IL*, IN, ME, MS, MO, MT, NV*, NJ, NM, NY, OK, OR, PA, SC, VT, WA, and WV. To view the number of CLE credits you may claim for completing this 90-minute seminar, please use our CLE Calculator.


  • Attorneys must apply individually for approval of OnDemand programs in the following states: FL*, ID, ND, PR, and UT.
  • AILA applies for accreditation upon attorneys request after participation for the following states: DE*, LA, NC, and WY

Not Eligible for CLE: AL, AR, IA, KS, KY, MN, MO, NE, NH, OH, RI, TN, TX, VA, and WI.

*Please note that your jurisdiction may limit OnDemand credit depending on the date of the original presentation. OnDemand downloadable and CD-Rom expiration details are available. Please visit the CLE Center to view your jurisdiction's credit restrictions and CLE requirements.

For more information about CLE credit, please email


Scott D. Pollock (dl), Chicago, IL

Scott D. Pollock has practiced immigration law since 1985. He speaks at AILA conferences, contributes articles to AILA’s Immigration Practice Pointers, and has served on many national and local AILA committees. He currently is on AILA’s Amicus, Federal Litigation, and Students and Scholars Committees. He also served as chair for AILA’s Chicago Chapter. In 2009, he received that chapter’s Joseph Minsky Beacon of Light Award for mentoring. He was a three-time faculty member for the American Immigration Council’s Litigation Institute.

Megan E. Kludt, Northampton, MA

Megan E. Kludt is an associate at Curran & Berger LLP, specializing in employment-based immigration and litigation. Ms. Kludt co-authored the American Immigration Council practice advisory, "Mandamus Litigation in the Labor Certification Context," published on April 25, 2011. Ms. Kludt has represented a wide range of local businesses and professionals in Massachusetts and other New England states.

William A. Stock, AILA National Officer, Philadelphia, PA

William A. Stock is a founding partner of Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, in the firm’s Philadelphia office. He handles all aspects of immigration law—employment based immigration for all sizes of companies as well as individuals; complex family-based matters; citizenship and naturalization matters; defending removal proceedings and DOL enforcement proceedings; and litigating in the federal courts. He currently serves as secretary on the AILA Executive Committee.

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