Fee Structures in the Modern Reality of Immigration Law Practice-Downloadable Recording

Fee Structures in the Modern Reality of Immigration Law Practice-Downloadable Recording

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Recording Date 12/10/15
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Audio Seminar
SKU AS2015-12-10-DL

What fee structures are the best for your practice: hourly, fixed, or a combination? How should your fee agreement address the many foreseen and unforeseen hurdles that may arise during representation? In this seminar, seasoned practitioners discuss fee structure options for immigration cases. Learn strategies to ensure fee collection for typical complexities, including multi-stage filings, matters requiring many years of representation, unpredictable agency conduct, RFEs, appeals, and court delays.

Featured Topics

  • First Things First—You Must Have a Written Retainer Agreement: A Review of State Requirements and Best Practices
  • Lengthy Cases: How to Set Up and Track Payments
  • Best Fee Structures for Removal Cases
  • Covering for Contingencies
  • "Holding Case": Is There Value in It for Your Firm's Bottom Line?
  • Refunds, Arbitration, Litigation, or Mediation: How to Best Resolve Client Fee Disputes

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Reid Trautz (dl), AILA Director, Practice and Professionalism, Washington, DC
Reid Trautz is a lawyer serving as the director of the AILA's Practice & Professionalism Center where he provides ethics guidance and management advisory services to members to help improve their businesses and the delivery of legal services to their clients. He is a nationally recognized advisor, author and presenter on practice issues, including launching a law practice, business process improvement, law practice technology, and legal ethics. His book The Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice is published by the ABA and available on Amazon.

Neena Dutta, AILA Board of Governors, New York, NY
Neena Dutta is the principal attorney at the Dutta Law Firm, with a focus on corporate immigration, with a focus on small businesses and entrepreneurs. She represents a wide variety of employers who wish to sponsor individuals, advising them on business-related immigration matters involving the recruitment, hiring, transfer, and retention of foreign nationals in the United States. She also has a number of foreign born entrepreneurs as clients, as well as, artists and extraordinary ability individuals in the arts, entertainment, science and business. As well as business immigration, she has experience with family based cases and appeals. Ms. Dutta has also represented Pro Bono clients in asylum, deportation and special immigrant juvenile cases. She has been on the list of 2014 New York Metro Rising Stars, Super Lawyers and Top Women Attorneys in New York, and 2013 New York Metro Rising Stars, Super Lawyers. Currently she serves on the AILA Board of Governors.

Carl Falstrom, New Orleans, LA
Carl Falstrom practices immigration law in New Orleans. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is a former AILA chapter chair and has served on a number of liaison, program, and other committees.

Kirby Gamblin Joseph, Denver, CO
Kirby Gamblin Joseph is the founder of Strategy4Success, a Law Practice Management Consulting group, and provides consulting services to law firms interested in changing the way that they practice law. She is also the managing partner and co-founder of Joseph Law Firm, P.C. with offices in Aurora, Colorado Springs, and Eagle County, CO. She is a past chair of the AILA Colorado Chapter (2006-07) and has served on AILA National's Law Practice Committee since 2010. Ms. Joseph has been chair of AILA National's Law Practice Committee from 2011-present. She has been named a "Top Lawyer" in the area of immigration law by Colorado SuperLawyers Magazine.

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