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Behind the Consular Curtain

November 5, 2019
Web Seminar

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Presented 11/5/2019
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2019-11-05

Despite being a critical component of the immigration process, most attorneys understand very little about what really happens at U.S. consulates around the world. This is particularly true regarding what consular officers focus on during interviews. Our panel of former consular officers will concentrate on the inner workings of the consular process to provide practical advice for representing clients effectively around the world.


Featured Topics

  • How Are Consular Officers Selected and Trained?
  • Anatomy of a Visa Interview: What Are Consular Officers Really Looking for in Interviews? How Can Attorneys Prepare Clients?
  • INA §214(b): What Does This Really Mean, and How Can You Overcome It?
  • Administrative Processing: Red Flags for DOS and How to Navigate Them
  • Update on Travel Ban and Waiver Issues
  • Communicating with Consular Posts: What Can Attorneys Do to Overcome Refusals?

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

Faculty

  • Amanda S. Brill (DL), London, UK
  • David Strashnoy, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mandy Feuerbacher, Los Gatos, CA
  • Christopher M. Richardson, Atlanta, GA


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 Behind the Consular Curtain web seminar takes place Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 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 November 4, 2019.

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