Changes of Venue-Downloadable Recording

Changes of Venue-Downloadable Recording

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Recording Date4/30/15
CLE EligibleYes
Length90 min.
FormatAudio Seminar
It is often necessary to file a motion to change venue, particularly when a client is detained in one jurisdiction and upon release returns or moves to another jurisdiction. This seminar discusses practical tips to help make sure your motion to change venue is granted.

Key Topics Include:

  • Rules Governing Motions to Change Venue: Immigration Court Practice Manual 5.10 (c)
  • Must You Admit and Concede Allegations on the Charge to Get Venue Changed?
  • Factors for the IJ to Consider: Matter of Rahman
  • Individual Immigration Court Practices
  • What to Do If the Motion Is Not Granted Before the Hearing
  • Remedies If the Motion Is Denied
  • Arbitrary Assignments of Venue Changes by DHS and/or EOIR

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John Patrick Pratt (dl), Miami, FL
John Patrick Pratt is a Partner at Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., in Miami, Florida. Mr. Pratt received his Bachelors of Arts degree from Florida State University with honors in 1994. He graduated from Tulane University School of Law, receiving his juris doctor degree in 1997. Mr. Pratt is admitted to the bar of the State of Florida, District of Columbia, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States District Court of the District of Columbia, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Maria E. Andrade, Boise, ID
Maria E. Andrade serves as the senior attorney at Andrade Legal, a full-service immigration law firm in Boise. She currently serves on AILA's ICE Liaison Committee and formerly served on the AILA Amicus Committee. She is a current board member of the National Immigration Project. Ms. Andrade has served previously as a member of the faculty at the American Immigration Council's (AIC) Litigation Institute, and continues to serve on AIC's Legal Action Center Advisory Board.

Jodi Goodwin, Harlingen, TX
Jodi Goodwin practices immigration law exclusively and has for the past 17 years. She is the founding member of her law office and worked with the U.S. Department of Justice as an attorney for the Immigration Court prior to going into private practice. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for immigration law and Texas Superlawyers as one of the top 5% in immigration law. Ms. Goodwin has the highest "AV" rating in the Martindale-Hubbel legal directory and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. In 2007 Ms. Goodwin was honored with the Arthur C. Helton Award for Advancement of Human Rights by the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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