What You Really Need to Know About FOIA—Insider Tips and Tricks-Recording (.MP3)

What You Really Need to Know About FOIA—Insider Tips and Tricks-Recording (.MP3)

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Recording Date 02/23/16
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3 / PDF
SKU AS2016-02-23-DL

Some aspects of practicing immigration law can only be learned from experience—e.g., the value of verifying your client's record through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the most effective methods for obtaining valuable information from a government agency.

Featured Topics

  • To Whom Should I Send the Request? FOIA Requests Directed to the NRC, Field Offices, Ports of Entry, and More
  • Know Which File You Are Requesting: What Is the Difference Between an A-File and an Agency File?
  • Resources Available for Follow-up: Online, Telephone Numbers, and E-mail
  • Finding Accurate Processing Times for Each Agency
  • Alternative Methods of Discovery
  • FOIA Appeals and Federal Court Litigation

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Adam J. Rosen (DL), Owing Mills, MD
Adam J. Rosen is a member and assistant managing attorney of the Murthy Law Firm. His practice includes immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, consular applications, agency appellate and federal court litigation. Mr. Rosen has published several articles on PERM and I-140-related issues and has been involved with AILA National and the AILA Washington, D.C. Chapter for several years. He currently serves as an AILA liaison with USCIS.

Michael W. Gahagan, Metairie, LA
Michael W. Gahagan is the founder and principal attorney at The Immigration Law Firm of New Orleans. With a practice focused exclusively on immigration, Mr. Gahagan represents individuals and families in a wide variety of immigration and naturalization-related matters. He defends those who are facing deportation and assists clients applying for, and maintaining visas, including fiancée, marriage, and investor visas. Mr. Gahagan is licensed to practice in all Louisiana state courts, the U.S. district courts for the western, middle, and eastern districts of Louisiana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is one of very few attorneys in Louisiana who regularly handles immigration matters in federal courts.

Jay Gairson, Seattle, WA
Jay Gairson has a solo practice focused on immigration and national security in Seattle. As a former software developer, he approaches the administrative operating system as a program to reverse engineer and debug. He graduated in 2010, cum laude from Seattle University and took over the immigration practice where he previously worked as a paralegal for five years. He has served on the AILA Washington Chapter Executive Committee and is involved in numerous community groups, including a project to provide access to nature for urban youth.