Ethics of Filing for Asylum to Apply for Cancellation of Removal

Ethics of Filing for Asylum to Apply for Cancellation of Removal

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Recording Date 01/26/17
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 64 min.
Format MP3
SKU POD2017-02c

The practice of affirmatively filing an application for asylum with the end goal of applying for cancellation of removal has become a widespread practice. Some attorneys seek relief for clients with exceptional cases. And other attorneys exploit clients with misleading promises such as a “10-year green card” or a work permit for a “hardship case.” Many attorneys have struggled to decide whether this strategy can ever be appropriate for their clients. How do they counsel their clients? How do they balance their roles as both advocate and officer of the court? What are the ethical considerations and the relevant rules? What is the possibility of discipline? The speakers will identify the relevant issues and help lawyers work through these difficult questions.

Featured Topics

  • The State and Federal Rules Governing Attorney Conduct
  • The Differing Definitions of “Frivolous” Under the CFR, Model Rules, and U.S. Code
  • The Obligation of Candor to the Tribunal
  • Client Communication and Informed Consent
  • Non-Attorney Partnerships
  • Fraud and Other Unlawful Conduct

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Alan B. Goldfarb (DL), AILA Ethics Committee Chair, Minneapolis, MN
Matthew Blaisdell, AILA Consumer Protection & UPL Committee Chair, Brooklyn, NY
Michele N. Carney, Seattle, WA
Meghan Moore, Grand Rapids, MI
Victoria Neilson, New York, NY

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