Recent Trends and New Strategies for Consular Processing Worldwide - Recording (.MP3)

Recent Trends and New Strategies for Consular Processing Worldwide - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 10/22/2019
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2019-10-22-DL

With increasing scrutiny of consular processing cases and delays, it is critical to know the specific practices of each consulate. Our panel of experts will give tips for working with the most frequented consulates, and provide resources for finding out procedures in place at other consulates. They also will advise on steps for obtaining necessary documentation from abroad, screening for risks, preparing clients for the consular interview, and responding to delays, denials, and inadmissibility findings.

Featured Topics

  • Know Your Consulate: Best Practices for Dealing with Ciudad Juarez, Montreal, San Salvador, and Others
  • Tips for Preparing Clients to Avoid Inadmissibility Findings and Denial During the Consular Interview
  • Best Practices for Navigating Changes with National Visa Center Electronic Filing and Online Inquiries
  • How to Obtain Police Certificates, Military Records, Court Records, and Other Needed Documents from Abroad
  • What to Do After a Finding of Inadmissibility or Denial: Waiver Applications, Requests to Expedite, LegalNet Inquiries, Congressional Assistance, and More

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Linda Rose, Nashville, TN (DL)

Linda Rose is the managing partner of Rose Immigration Law Firm, PLC, in Nashville. Her firm emphasizes business immigration in the music and entertainment industries, international corporate transfers, PERM labor certification, religious workers, and university research and teaching, and routinely handles immigrant and nonimmigrant visa processing for clients. She has practiced business immigration law for more than 30 years and has lectured and written on numerous topics. She held a seat on the AILA Board of Governors for 14 years, has served as a PERM mentor since the inception of PERM, and served multiple terms on the AILA DOL Liaison Committee and AILA ACES Committee (Art/Athletics, Culture, Entertainment, and Science). When not practicing law, she plays vibraphone and African xylophone with her jazz band RoseOnVibes Quintet.

Spojmie A. Nasiri, Pleasanton, CA

Spojmie Nasiri is a solo practitioner and owner of Law Office of Spojmie Nasiri, PC in Pleasanton, California. She received her Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law. Ms. Nasiri is member of the California Bar and admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She currently practices immigration law exclusively with emphasis on family-based immigration, citizenship and deportation defense.

Jan Pederson, Washington, D.C.

Jan Pederson has been dedicated to the practice of immigration and nationality law for over twenty years. Ms.Pederson has successfully represented thousands of clients – including renowned physicians, Fortune 500 companies, television networks, entertainers, and healthcare providers of all sizes – and is masterful at resolving complex immigration issues. Ms. Pederson is a leading advocate for the rights of J-1 Physicians in the United States and has been key to the passage of legislation to benefit them. She is also the publisher of J-1 Physician News and lectures nationally and internationally to foreign physicians. She seeks solutions for her clients beyond the immigration laws and does not hesitate to seek assistance from the White House and Congress if necessary. She has been a key advocate on the restoration of the National Interest Waivers for J-1 Physicians and in increasing the Conrad State 20 J-1 Waiver Program within the Conrad State 30 Program.

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