conference image

Accidental Adjustments: How to Handle Wrongly Issued Status

December 11, 2018
Audio Seminar

You must be logged in to register for this conference.

Register for Live Event:
  • $199.00
Presented 12/11/2018
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Audio Seminar
SKU AS2018-12-11

To err is human, as we know, and USCIS staff certainly is not exempt from this. For example: a client, intending no fraud or deceit, may be unaware of his or her ineligibility for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status when applying for adjustment, but USCIS unwittingly grants it anyway. Years often pass before anyone notices this “accidental adjustment,” by which point the client may no longer qualify for this status. How can you help your client in these instances? Our panel of experts will discuss the typical scenarios leading to such discoveries and address the potential remedies available.

Featured Topics

  • What to Do When Your Client Suspects (or Knows) His or Her Green Card Was Issued in Error
  • Typical Circumstances That Lead to a Discovery of Wrongfully Granted LPR Status
  • When Can USCIS Commence Rescission Proceedings?
  • How to Get an NTA Issued When Your Client Wants to Go into Removal Proceedings to Correct the Error
  • Remedies for When the Government Refuses to Place Your Client into Removal Proceedings

Free Downloadable Seminar Recording Included with Live Registration Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. It will be available in participant's Agora Digital Library approximately 4-7 business days from the seminar date. Order Recordings


Maurice H. Goldman (DL), Tucson, AZ
Maurice H. Goldman works in Tucson, Arizona at Goldman & Goldman, P.C. He holds a J.D./M.B.A. from Hofstra University. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in journalism. His law practice is focused only on immigration-related matters including employment-based, family-based, asylum, removal defense and other humanitarian-based immigration issues. Mr. Goldman has served on multiple national American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) committees. He previously served as the AILA Arizona chapter chair. He was previously a trustee to the American Immigration Council (AIC) and sat on the boards of the ASISTA, Border Action Network and Immigrants List.

Michelle L. Lazerow, Rockville, MD
Michelle L. Lazerow has been practicing Immigration law in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for more than 20 years, specializing primarily in the areas of business, family immigration and naturalization. She has served on a variety of liaison committees of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, on both the local and national levels. Ms. Lazerow has served on numerous conference committees through the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she served as conference chair, conference co-chair, and conference committee member. Ms. Lazerow has also been a speaker on many conference panels nationwide and abroad. She served 6 years on the Board of the American Immigration Law Foundation and for the 13 years, chaired the Immigrant Achievement Awards in Washington, D.C. where each year several outstanding immigrants to the United States were honored. Ms. Lazerow graduated from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (Master of Comparative Law).

Arturo R. Rios, St. Petersburg, FL
Arturo R. (“Art”) Rios obtained his J.D. at Stetson University College of Law, and LL.M. in Trial Advocacy at Temple University. Mr. Rios’ practice, based in St. Petersburg, FL, is solely focused on deportation defense and immigration litigation in federal courts. Mr. Rios has served on the Board of AILA for the past several years. Mr. Rios has written many articles in the field of immigration litigation, and is a well-known national speaker in the subject of deportation defense and immigration litigation. Mr. Rios also is an adjunct professor at Stetson Law, where he teaches Immigration Litigation and Advocacy. Married with two daughters, Mr. Rios enjoys spending all of his free time with his family.

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.
AILA Member/International Associates $129
AILA Members’ Paralegals $129
AILA Nonprofit Members $129
AILA Law Student Members $129
Nonmember Attorneys $199
Other Nonmembers $199
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199
Nonmember Law Students $199
You can register for this event quickly and securely online by adding this item to your cart and paying by credit card.

The Accidental Adjustments: How to Handle Wrongly Issued Status audio seminar takes place Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 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 December 10, 2018.

Tuition Assistance

Full and partial tuition assistance will be offered to participants based on need and availability for all audio and web seminars. Please complete the tuition assistance application for consideration.
AILA will administer CLE credit to individuals who register for and dial in to the seminar only. AILA cannot verify your attendance and participation in this program unless you register directly for the seminar and use your own telephone line to participate in the call. Therefore, persons who listen in on the call as part of a group will not be able to obtain CLE credit.
Please note that your jurisdiction may limit the amount of distance learning credit you can earn. To view details on your jurisdiction's credit restrictions and CLE requirements, please visit the CLE Center.
AILA has filed for CLE and specialized credit in all jurisdictions with mandatory CLE requirements. For details about specific approvals, please contact us at

  • AILA applies for accreditation upon attorneys request after participation for the following states: AR, DE, IA, ID, KY, LA, ME, MN, MS, NH, OR, RI, and WY. Programs are typically approved.
  • Florida - Attorneys must apply on their own for approval of live audio/web seminars in FL. Programs are typically approved.

To receive CLE credit, attorneys must record seminar attendance and the CLE code provided within one week of the seminar date via webCLE.
Reporting Deadline: CLE credits must be reported within one week of the seminar date on AILA’s webCLE site. Credits not reported on webCLE by the deadline will be subject to an administrative fee.

Terms and Conditions of Use:

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before using this website. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, please do not access or use this site.

AILA presents the information on webCLE as a CLE service to its attorney members and non-member attorneys with valid product proof(s) of purchase. Only attorneys with valid product proof(s) of purchase may access webCLE. Any suspicious or unauthorized activity (including but not limited to: the creation of multiple accounts, download, and distribution of copyrighted material or software from AILA's website, or from other referenced websites) is strictly prohibited. The compilation of all content on this website is the exclusive property of AILA and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

Timeliness of CLE reporting is solely the attorneys' responsibility. AILA makes no guarantees regarding a jurisdiction's final CLE approval(s) or the amount of time it may take a jurisdiction to grant approval(s). As a result, attorneys who are using AILA's CLE products to fulfill an urgent compliance deadline should prepare adequately beforehand, which includes allowing sufficient processing time and checking with their jurisdiction to ensure timely filing before relying on a product to fulfill their CLE obligation. AILA will attempt to provide attorneys with CLE assistance related to AILA products whenever possible. However, AILA makes no warranties (expressed or implied) regarding the timeliness of state bars' CLE approvals, information received from the state bars pertaining to CLE approval, or timeliness of attorneys' CLE reporting as these factors are beyond AILA's control. Thus, AILA assumes no responsibility or subsequent liability over delays or adverse actions that may result in untimely CLE reporting.

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions or webCLE, please contact:

No refunds will be given after the seminar has started.

Order Recordings of this Conference: