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FY 2021 H-1B Season: Electronic Registration and What You Need to Know

January 28, 2020
Web Seminar

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Presented 1/28/2020
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2020-01-28

Last year DHS published a final rule that introduced a new electronic registration system. USCIS recently announced that it will implement the new system in the FY 2021 H-1B lottery. However, immigration attorneys are still incredibly anxious about the new system and whether sufficient user testing has been completed to ensure smooth processing. In order to equip practitioners with best practices and filing strategies, our speakers will identify pre– and post-filing tips to help successfully navigate this increasingly complex H-1B process.

Featured Topics

  • New Registration Basics: Initial Registration Period, $10 Registration Fee, and Timing Considerations
  • Pre-Registration Preparation Strategies, Including Planning for Possible Registration Suspension
  • Specialty Occupation and More Challenging Standard Occupation Code (SOC) Titles
  • Filing Tips and Pitfalls to Avoid

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Susan S. Im, AILA USCIS Service Center operations Liaison Committee Chair, Grand Rapids, MI

Susan S. Im is founder of ImLaw. She currently serves as chair of AILA’s Service Center Operations (SCOPS) liaison committee. Susan has previously served as vice chair of AILA’s SCOPS and Nebraska Service Center (NSC) liaison committees, chair of the AILA Michigan Chapter, and as a member of AILA’s USCIS Ombudsman liaison committee. She is a faculty member of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) on business immigration topics and has received the “Best Lawyers” designation by U.S. News & World Report.

Justin F. Russo, Atlanta, GA

Justin F. Russo is an Associate in the Fragomen’s Atlanta office where he provides strategic legal counsel and corporate immigration services including I-9 compliance, lawful permanent residence, naturalization, nonimmigrant visas and consular processes to clients across a wide variety of industries. During law school, Justin was an intern with the Atlanta Immigration Court, the Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor, and the Georgia Supreme Court. He also helped to re-establish the Emory Immigration Law Society and served on the Emory Law Journal as Executive Online Editor, where he oversaw the launch of the Emory Law Journal Online. Prior to law school, Justin gained experience in immigration law while working as a paralegal, as well as through a Fulbright Fellowship at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics, where he researched the impact of German citizenship law on the national identity of German-Turkish youth. Justin speaks English and German.

Andrew L. Wizner, Hartford, CT

Andrew L. Wizner is the Managing Partner of Leete, Kosto & Wizner, LLP in Hartford, Connecticut. Andrew is past chair of the AILA Connecticut Chapter and current chair of Connecticut AILA’s Hartford USCIS Liaison Committee. He is an active member of the International Medical Graduate Taskforce, and a panelist at its Physician Immigration Law Institute. Attorney Wizner received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Georgetown University and a J.D. at Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Kristen A. Harris, AILA CSC Liaison Committee, Chicago, IL

Kristen A. Harris is the principal of Harris Immigration Law, LLC. She is a graduate of Yale University (B.A., M.A.) and the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Harris currently serves AILA as a member of the executive board of the Chicago Chapter. She was previously selected as among the top "40 Under Forty" attorneys to watch by the Law Bulletin Publishing Co. from a field of 1,200 attorney nominees. Ms. Harris' practice serves employers, professionals, and families across the United States.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.
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The FY 2021 H-1B Season: Electronic Registration and What You Need to Know web seminar takes place Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 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 January 27, 2020.

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