Advanced Mandamus Trends

Advanced Mandamus Trends

Advanced Mandamus Trends - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 9/15/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Mandamus remains one of the most effective tools immigration attorneys have at their disposal. As USCIS and DOS delays result in separated families, loss of employment, and wasted visa numbers, it is critical that immigration lawyers are well equipped to file mandamus cases in federal court. During this advanced seminar, our panel of experts will cover the latest trends in district court decisions and Office of Immigration Litigation/U.S. attorney arguments for immigration-related mandamus actions.

Featured Topics:

  • Lawsuits Against DOS: Challenging Consular Delays in the COVID Era
  • Recent Trends with EAD, EB-5, and Diversity Visa Litigation
  • Recent Government Challenges to Venue and Joinder of Plaintiffs
  • Obtaining Emergency Relief: Temporary Restraining Orders and Injunctions
  • AILA and the American Immigration Council Resources

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Brian Scott Green (DL), Littleton, CO

Brian S. Green is a solo practitioner in Denver, who focuses on bringing federal court challenges to immigration and visa denials and delays, nationwide. Brian has practiced complex litigation and trial work since 2001, and U.S. immigration law full-time since 2007. Brian is admitted to practice before thirty (30) U.S. district courts. He “cut his teeth” as a judicial law clerk, public defender, and then as outside trial counsel for GE and General Motors (with now Senior U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer). Brian has been active with AILA at the national and chapter levels, frequently writing and speaking on federal litigation topics. He is also active with the Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court and the Faculty of Federal Advocates, both in Denver. Brian is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he studied trial tactics under the late Professor Emeritus Jim McElhaney.

Charles H. Kuck, AILA Past President, Atlanta, GA

Mr. Kuck is Managing Partner Kuck | Baxter Immigration LLC. Mr. Kuck is a past National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and a past President of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers. He was again named one of the top 5 corporate immigration attorneys in the world by Chambers & Partners in 2022. Mr. Kuck has been listed for more than 20 years in Best Lawyers in America and as a Georgia "Super Lawyer.” Mr. Kuck frequently appears in national and international media speaking about U.S. Immigration law issues, and is a veteran advocate for employers, immigrant investors, visa applicants, and asylum seekers.

Robert Pauw, AILA Author, Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court, 5th Ed., Seattle, WA

Robert Pauw is a partner in the Seattle law firm of Gibbs Houston Pauw. He has practiced immigration law since 1987, specializing in immigration-related litigation. He has taught immigration law at Seattle University and the University of Washington for over 25 years, and is the author of Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court (6th ed. forthcoming). He has received AILA’s Jack Wasserman Award for Excellence in Litigation.

Emma Winger, Senior Attorney, American Immigration Council, Washington, DC

Emma Winger is a Senior Attorney with the American Immigration Council, where she works to protect the rights of noncitizens through affirmative litigation, amicus briefs, and practice advisories for immigration attorneys. She holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

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.

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