Immigration Court Nightmares: Bad Facts, Difficult Judges, Inconsistencies, and Unwilling Witnesses
July 29, 2021
2:00 PM (ET)
We’ve all been there before. You’ve prepared and briefed your removal defense case well, then suddenly … your client drops a surprise into your direct examination, or DHS presents evidence you weren’t expecting. Now what? Do you have grounds to object? How do you handle difficulties and surprises in court? In this intermediate seminar, our panel of experts will advise on how to anticipate, minimize, and handle typical immigration court nightmares.
- Bad Facts: How to Put the Facts of Your Client’s Case in the Best Light
- Dealing with Inconsistencies Already in the Record
- Unwilling or Uncooperative Witness: Whether to Call Them to Testify, Subpoenas
- Hostile Assistant Chief Counsel and Difficult Judges
- Narrating for the Record to Prepare for Transcription and Appeal
Eileen P. Blessinger (DL), Falls Church, VA
Eileen Blessinger started her own legal practice Blessinger Legal PLLC. She received her juris doctorate from the American University Washington College of Law. She was recently recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” for immigration law in both Virginia and Washington, D.C. Ms. Blessinger has appeared before many immigration courts and agencies throughout the United States and abroad. She has successfully litigated difficult cases before the Immigration Court. She is a member of the Virginia, District of Columbia, New York, and New Jersey Bar Associations.
Andrew James Rankin, Memphis TN
Andrew Rankin earned his Juris Doctor (summa cum laude) from The University of Memphis in May 2018 and was licensed to practice that November. For 10 years, Mr. Rankin worked for a private immigration firm where he focused primarily on complex cases in the family, removal, humanitarian, and naturalization arenas. Mr. Rankin runs his own immigration practice in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the Vice Liaison to the Memphis Immigration Court and the Parole-in-Place contact for the Memphis USCIS office. He has also been named one of the best immigration lawyers in Memphis.
Glenda McGraw, LeCompte, LA
Glenda Regnart serves as Counsel to the Firm for Cascadia Cross Border Law, LLC and Owner/Operator of Regnart Immigration. Ms. Regnart focuses her practice on providing expert advice and opinions concerning the immigration consequences of criminal convictions to criminal defense counsel. She has extensive experience with removal defense, immigration detention issues and regularly provides training and mentorship on crimmigration related topics. She is a member of the Mississippi and Alaska Bar Associations, the Federal Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
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The Immigration Court Nightmares: Bad Facts, Difficult Judges, Inconsistencies, and Unwilling Witnesses web seminar takes place Thursday, July 29, 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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