I-601 Waivers: A Nuts & Bolts Approach to Case Preparation-Downloadable

I-601 Waivers: A Nuts & Bolts Approach to Case Preparation-Downloadable

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I-601 Waivers: A Nuts & Bolts Approach to Case Preparation [Web Seminar]

This 90 minute audio seminar was recorded live on May 24, 2012

This seminar will provide an overview of how to prepare an I-601 waiver package from start to finish - the types of hardship to consider and how best to document each type of hardship.

  • Preparing the Form I-601
  • Gathering Evidence of Extreme Hardship: Questions to Ask Your Client
  • Use of Mental Health Professionals
  • Documenting Health Problems
  • Country Conditions
  • Use of Affidavits
  • Tips for Preparing the Attorney's Summary or Overview of the Extreme Hardship
  • How to Demonstrate Your Client Merits a Favorable Exercise of Discretion

CLE Information

Please note that your jurisdiction may limit OnDemand credit depending on the date of the original presentation. Please view the OnDemandDownloadable and CD-Rom Expiration Chart for more details.

To view CLE eligibility and the number of credits you may claim for completing this 90-minute seminar, please visit webCLE.

  • AILA applies for accreditation upon attorneys request after participation for the following states: DE, KY, RI, and WY. Programs are typically approved.
  • Attorneys must apply individually for approval of OnDemand programs in the following states: FL, ID, ND, PR, and UT.
  • Not Eligible for CLE: AR, IA, IN, KS, MN, MO, MS, SC, TN, and VA.

For more information about CLE credit, please email cle@aila.org.


Lindsay A. Curcio (dl), Brooklyn, NY

Lindsay A. Curcio has practiced immigration law since 1990. A sole practitioner, she also is an adjunct professor at New York Law School and Co-Director of the school’s Safe Passage Immigration Project. She is co-authoring Immigration and Nationality Law: Problems and Strategies, with publication by Lexis/Matthew Bender anticipated in 2012. Lindsay has a B.A. in Spanish from Northwestern University, a J.D. from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law and an M.B.A. from Fordham University.

Kerry E. Doyle, Boston, MA

Kerry E. Doyle is a partner with the Boston firm of Graves & Doyle. Prior to forming Graves & Doyle with William Graves Jr., Ms. Doyle worked in the nonprofit sector in Boston, Miami and Hong Kong and was an adjunct at the University of Miami School of Law. She is currently an adjunct at Suffolk University School of Law. She graduated from The American University, Washington College of Law with her J.D. in 1993.

Philip Hornik, Portland, OR

Philip Hornik has practiced Immigration law in Portland, Oregon since 1977. He is rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbell. He received the Oregon AILA Chapter’s 2006 Gerald Robinson Excellence in Immigration Advocacy Award. He speaks frequently at AILA conferences. He co-counseled with Karen Musalo in Abebe v. Gonzales, 432 F.3d 1037 (9th Cir. 2005) which held that a U.S. citizen child’s parents may qualify for asylum if their child would be subjected to female genital mutilation.

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