Preparing Clients for Encounters with DHS Without You - Recording (.MP3)

Preparing Clients for Encounters with DHS Without You - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 10/27/2016
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2016-10-27-DL

As attorneys we protect our clients, but we can't always be present during every encounter they have with ICE, USCIS, or CBP. How should attorneys handle these situations? Do your clients always have the right to counsel? The panelists will discuss ethically preparing and advising individual and business clients about their rights and the actions they may take during such encounters with DHS.

Featured Topics

  • Giving Advice to Clients About Future Encounters with ICE, CBP, or USCIS
  • What Rights Does Your Client Have in the Case of a Raid or Other Apprehension by ICE or CBP?
  • ICE Raids and the Employer-Client
  • USCIS Investigations of Employer-Clients: L-1, H-1B, O-1, etc.
  • What Rights Does a Noncitizen Have Arriving at the Airport or a Border Crossing?
  • Filing a Complaint About an Inappropriate or Abusive Encounter with ICE, CBP, or USCIS

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Margo Chernysheva is the founding partner of MC Law Group, based in Las Vegas, NV, since 2009. She concentrates on business and investment-based immigration cases. Mrs. Chernysheva also does removal defense and federal court representation in Nevada. She has over 10 years of corporate contract negotiation experience specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Mrs. Chernysheva received a pro bono award from Legal Aid of Nevada in 2010-2015. She is a mediator for the Neighborhood Justice Center of Southern Nevada and has been appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court as FMP mediator. Mrs. Chernysheva serves as arbitrator and mediator for the Nevada State Bar Fee Dispute Committee. She is fluent in three languages. Mrs. Chernysheva volunteers as a chair for Practice Management and Ethics committees for AILA's Nevada and California chapters as well as the New Members Division liaison for the Nevada Chapter. She is a graduate of UNLV Boyd School of Law and is licensed to practice in Nevada and California.

Magali Suárez Candler is principal at Suárez Candler Law, PLLC, formerly partner and head of litigation at FosterQuan (formerly Tindall & Foster, now Foster, LLP) in Houston, and has been practicing immigration law for over 26 years. She is a past chair of the AILA Texas Chapter, has served on the AILA TSC and EOIR liaison committees. Board-certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the TBLS, she received the J. Chrys Dougherty Legal Services Award from the State Bar of Texas in 1999, for her long-time work at Catholic Charities. Co-counsel on a 2012 win at the U.S. Supreme Court, Umer v. Holder, she is licensed at the Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Court. Ms. Candler is a frequent speaker at national, regional, and local seminars.

Reginald (Reggie) Pacis is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office. He graduated from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University in 1996, and obtained his B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1992. Mr. Pacis concentrates his practice on immigration law. As a member of AILA, he served as a chairperson of the AILA Michigan Chapter from 2003-2005. He was vice chair (2009) and later chair (2010) of the AILA CBP Liaison Committee, and vice chair of the AILA USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee. Mr. Pacis recently served on AILA's Distance Learning Committee. He was a presenter at the 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2015 AILA Annual Conferences. Mr. Pacis is currently on AILA's NBC Liaison Committee.

The speaker's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided in the written materials are based on the speaker's experiences and current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and the speaker's experiences may differ from your own.

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