Employment-Based Adjustment Interviews: Preparing Your Practice - Recording (.MP3)

Employment-Based Adjustment Interviews: Preparing Your Practice - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 11/13/2017
CLE Eligible No
Length 90 min.
Format Live Audio Seminar
SKU AS2017-11-13-DL


Beginning October 2, 2017, all I-140 employment-based adjustment of status applicants (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3) whose applications were filed on or after March 6, 2017, will be subject to an in-person interview. Our panelists will discuss what impact this new policy change will have on your clients and practice.

Featured Topics

  • Background and Scope of Cases Impacted: How Is This Connected to Executive Order 13780?
  • Preparing Your Clients for the Interview
  • The Role of the Attorney at the Interview
  • Impact on Your Immigration Practice: Fee Agreements, Document Checklists, etc.
  • Ethical Issues: Conflicts, Outsourcing, and Fee-Sharing
  • Strategies for Dealing with Adjudication Delays: Medical Exams, Supplement J, Mandamus
Due to the late-breaking nature of the program and jurisdictional requirements, CLE credit is not available for this seminar recording.


Lori Chesser is a senior shareholder and chair of the Immigration Department at Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa. She is immediate past chair of the American Immigration Council's Board of Trustees. Ms. Chesser has served in many capacities with AILA National and the Iowa/Nebraska Chapter, including first Chapter Chair and Co-Founder. Currently, she is a member of the National Worksite Verification Committee. Ms. Chesser represents a wide variety of clients in employment- and family-based applications and is active in advocacy.

Jeffrey A. Devore is the managing partner of the Devore Law Group in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He received his B.S. in Computer Science in 1986 from Bowling Green State University and his J.D. in 1989 from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Mr. Devore is Board Certified in immigration and nationality law by the Florida Bar, Martindale-Hubbell AVĀ® rated, and a Florida Super Lawyer. He has litigated extensively against the U.S. Departments of State, Justice, and Homeland Security in federal court, and has written and lectured extensively on U.S. immigration and naturalization matters. Mr. Devore is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the Northern District of Texas, and the Western District of Tennessee. He is a past chair of AILA's South Florida and Latin America and Caribbean chapters, and is a former member of AILA's Board of Governors. Mr. Devore currently serves on AILA's USCIS Field Operations Committee.

Alan B. Goldfarb is a partner with the law firm Davis & Goldfarb, PLLC, in Minneapolis, MN. He manages the firm's employment-based immigration practice, and he provides representation on a range of family-based, naturalization, asylum, and other immigration matters. Mr. Goldfarb is past Chair of the AILA Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter. He currently serves as Chair of the National AILA Ethics Committee. Mr. Goldfarb is a member of the Policy Committee for the Center for Victims of Torture, and he serves as consulting attorney with the Advocates for Human Rights. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota and his B.A. degree from Columbia University.

Lynn Susser is a co-founder and the managing partner of Siskind Susser PC in Memphis, TN. She is a member of the national AILA CBP Liaison Committee and the AILA Distance Learning Committee, as well as MidSouth Chapter liaison to the Memphis USCIS Field Office. Ms. Susser is a member of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers. She has served as chapter chair, a member of the BOG, and on many other AILA committees over the past 20+ years.

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.