Handling Backlogs and Cases “Stuck” at the Consulates
July 22, 2021
2:00 PM (ET)
COVID-19 has turned consular processing upside down. More than 500,000 applications are ready for an interview, but the consulates are providing minimal information about what you can do to move the case forward. In this intermediate to advanced seminar, our faculty of consular processing experts will discuss tips on how to move your cases forward and ensure smooth adjudication processes for your client.
- What Cases Are Being Prioritized? How to Submit a Request to Expedite
- Emergency Visa Appointment Requests: Main Criteria for Getting the Appointment
- Keeping Information Up-to-Date: How to Make Sure the Client’s Financial Information, Medical Exams, and Police Certificates Do Not Expire While the Case Is Delayed
- When All Else Fails: Filing a Mandamus Action to Get the Case “Un-Stuck”
- Motions to Dismiss and for Summary Judgment in Mandamus Litigation
Poorvi Chothani (DL), Mumbai, India
Poorvi Chothani is the founder and managing partner of LawQuest, an employment and immigration boutique law firm, headquartered in Mumbai, with offices in Florida and New York. Poorvi, a graduate of the Ivy League, University of Pennsylvania, is admitted to the bar in India and the USA and is a registered and practicing solicitor, England and Wales. Poorvi holds senior leadership positions in the American Bar Association (ABA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and she is a past president of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Western Region. Poorvi is a founding member of AILA's Global Migration Section Chapter where she served as co-chair of the section and conference chair, and of AILA's APAC (BDC) Chapter. Poorvi has served on AILA's Annual Conference Committee multiple times, on the DOS Liason committee and AILA's University Committee.
H. Ronald Klasko, AILA Past President/High Impact Litigation Committee Chair, Philadelphia, PA
Ronald Klasko has extensive experience with business immigration federal court litigation. He chairs AILA's Administrative Litigation Task Force. He was lead attorney on Matters of Walsh and Pollard, which established precedent for E-2 visas. He is the recipient of AILA’s 2019 Founders Award for his contributions to immigration jurisprudence. Ron was selected for Best Lawyers in America annually since 1991. Who’s Who Legal in corporate immigration named him as the world’s most well-respected immigration lawyer. Ron is the Managing Partner of Klasko Immigration Law Partners.
Steven D. Heller, AILA DOS Liaison Committee, Lewes, England
Steven D Heller is the Director of Heller Immigration Law Ltd, a UK/NY-based US immigration law firm established in 2008, and Of Counsel to Chavin Immigration Law Office in London. Specialising in consular practice, Steven focuses on inadmissibility waivers, family matters, and treaty traders/investors. He holds a JD from Georgetown and a BA from Binghamton. He has worked for INS/USCIS, NYANA, and law firms in New York, Washington, DC, and London. He has spoken about and published articles on US immigration and is co-author of US Citizenship for Dummies. He is co-chair of the AILA -New York Chapter Consular Liaison Committee and a member of the AILA-EMEA Chapter Consular Liaison Committee.
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The Handling Backlogs and Cases “Stuck” at the Consulates web seminar takes place Thursday, July 22, 2021, 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
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