Employment-Based Adjustment Interviews: Good, Bad, or Indifferent? - Recording (.MP3)

Employment-Based Adjustment Interviews: Good, Bad, or Indifferent? - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 09/20/2018
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2018-09-20-DL

EB adjustment interviews are now required in all cases. Now that we are over nine months into this process, our panel of experts will discuss developing trends, how well field office examiners are trained on employment issues, and how best to prepare clients. Panelists also will explore strategies for dealing with lengthy delays at local offices and when consular processing is a better alternative.

Featured Topics

  • Best Practices for Preparing Clients for the Interview
  • The Role of the Attorney at the Interview
  • Can Examiners Re-Adjudicate the I-140, and Will They Understand Portability?
  • Strategies for Dealing with Delays—e.g., Medicals, Visa Backlogs, etc.
  • When Is Consular Processing a Better Way to Go?

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Roberta Cooper, Atlanta/Athens, GA
Roberta Cooper is an associate attorney with Kuck | Baxter Immigration. Her practice involves various aspects of immigration law helping individuals and organizations with immigrant and non-immigrant employment-based petitions, including, EB-1, NIW, PERM, L, H, E-3, and O petitions, as well as investor visas (E-2 and EB-5), I-9 audits, waivers, family-based petitions, and citizenship. Prior to working in immigration, Ms. Cooper practiced corporate and business law, counseling domestic and international clients regarding diverse business transactions. She has experience with asset and stock purchases, mergers, and entity formation. Ms. Cooper was born in Mexico City, and moved to the United States as a child. She had various visas, including F-1s and H-1Bs, prior to obtaining U.S. citizenship. Having traveled the path from visitor to citizen, she has a unique perspective when assisting others going through the immigration maze.

Veronica Guinto, San Francisco, CA
Veronica Guinto practices in the oldest immigration firm in San Francisco. She began her practice as a Central Staff Attorney and later a clerk for Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt at the New York Court of Appeals. She later returned to California and became a civil litigator where she started an immigration practice area at the firm. Veronica left work to start a family and returned to the practice of law as a solo attorney. After five years as a solo, she joined Fallon, Bixby, Cheng & Lee, Inc. Veronica regularly handles a variety of employment- and family-based cases, including H-1Bs, L-1As, E visas, waivers (I-601/I-601A), and handles humanitarian cases such as U and T visas. She represents clients at interviews with USCIS in San Francisco and Santa Clara and handles consular processing with the DOS and NVC. Veronica is a regular speaker on immigration topics throughout the Bay Area.

Jill Bloom, Phoenix, AZ
Jill Bloom is a partner with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP. She has devoted her career to immigration law, with a focus on business immigration and making strategic partnerships with clients of all sizes. She began her practice with Fragomen's Troy, Michigan office in 1999, where she served as an Associate until 2003. Thereafter, she continued her practice with the Global Mobility and Immigration division of a large U.S. law firm from 2003 until February 2008, when she rejoined Fragomen. Jill currently represents and manages small, medium and large corporate clients in a variety of industries. She advises on all aspects of business immigration law, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residency with a focus on PERM, expatriate assignments, strategic compliance, and immigration support for corporate restructuring. Additionally, Jill advises on a wide range of family-based immigration issues. She is a frequent speaker on immigration at seminars and conferences and has made several appearances on television and radio.

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