What’s New at the U.S. Embassy London? - Recording

What’s New at the U.S. Embassy London? - Recording

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Recorded 11/20/2018-DL
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2018-11-20-DL

The U.S. Embassy London has opened at its new location, but is the address the only new feature? Panelists will recap the significant updates discussed at AILA’s Fall Conference in London, including what was learned during meetings with consular officers and a tour of the new facilities. Panelists also will discuss how to prepare clients for visa interviews at one of the highest volume nonimmigrant visa issuing posts in Europe.

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Kehrela M. Hodkinson (DL), AILA Fall Conference Committee Chair, London, UK
Kehrela M. Hodkinson is the founder of the London-based law firm, HODKINSON LAW GROUP. Mrs. Hodkinson limits her practice to U.S. immigration and law, with an emphasis on consular processing, applications for non-immigrant and immigrant waivers of inadmissibility, maintenance and abandonment of permanent resident status and renunciation. She is a founding member of the Rome District Chapter and was RDC's first Chapter Chair. Mrs. Hodkinson has participated as an active member of numerous AILA national committees. She is recognized in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers as one of the most highly regarded immigration lawyers worldwide.

Lynn Marie Lee, AILA Fall Conference Committee, Springfield, VA
Lynn M. Lee is a Partner at BSIS (By Sea Immigration Services) and focuses her practice on both corporate and family immigration matters. In particular, Ms. Lee possesses a special interest in consular-related issues for immigrant visa (IV) and nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applicants worldwide, including IV petitions filed abroad, waivers and complex liaison issues. Ms. Lee currently serves as Immediate Past Chair of the Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) chapter of AILA and acts as a member of the Customs and Border Protection Committee for AILA National. Locally, Ms. Lee chairs the USCIS International Operations committee for AILA LAC, and the State Department committee for the AILA EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Chapter. Ms. Lee graduated magna cum laude from Bridgewater College in 1999, and from University of Maryland School of Law in 2003.

Daniel J. Parisi, London, UK
Daniel Parisi is a partner at Tocci, Lee, Brill & Parisi in London and he currently splits his time between London and Brussels, Belgium. Daniel has practiced immigration law since 2003, and has handled a wide range of immigration issues. His practice has a particular focus on consular processing and waivers of ineligibility. Daniel has spoken on issues of consular practice at national and international AILA conferences as well as for other international organizations. He has also authored numerous publications on this topic. He is an active member of AILA’s overseas chapters and he had held several positions for the RDC-EMEA Chapter as well as AILA’s Global Migration Section, for which served on the Steering Committee. Daniel is a member of AILA’s national Department of State Liaison Committee, for which he previously served two terms as Chair. He is a graduate of West Virginia University (1998) with a BA in International Relations and Foreign Languages and he received his Juris Doctor from New York Law (2003). He is admitted to the New York Bar.

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