How to Effectively Communicate with Consular Posts

How to Effectively Communicate with Consular Posts

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How to Effectively Communicate with Consular Posts

This 60 minute session was recorded at the AILA Annual Conference in June 2012. This product includes an audio recording in MP3 format and a PDF file of powerpoint presentation slides and/or articles needed for CLE Credit.

In the sometimes unpredictable world of consular processing, one can never have too much information. From finding and analyzing consular post-specific information to using AILA resources before and after the interview, this panel will help you make the most of your client's trip to the consulate.

  • Know Before You Go—How to Get Intel about a Particular Consular Post and/or Officer
  • Advocacy vs. Attack—How to Zealously and Professionally Advocate for Your Client While Not Accepting "No" for an Answer
  • When All Else Fails—How to Request an Advisory Opinion from the Visa Office or Pursue Litigation When the Consular Post is Not Responsive
  • Processing Delays Due to Security Clearances, Administrative Processing, and Waiver Applications—What Can You Do to Speed Up the Process?

CLE Information

CLE credit is available in most jurisdictions for this OnDemand session. Please visit the webCLE AC OnDemand Module for specific details on your jurisdiction and for specialized credit information. Instructions for reporting your credits and obtaining certificates will be included in your written materials.

Not eligible for CLE credit in the following states: AL, AR, IA, MN, RI, and TN.

Attention Idaho, North Dakota, and Puerto Rico attorneys. Attorneys must apply individually for approval of recorded programs. Credits are typically approved.


Stephen R. Pattison (DL), Washington, DC

Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, AILA Past President, Santa Monica, CA

Maria L. Celebi, Istanbul, Turkey

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