|Live Event Date: 6/22/2021|
|Web Seminar||90 min.||Yes|
In this intermediate session, our expert faculty will discuss employment authorization processing delays due to the biometrics requirement and COVID-19 for students, adjustment applicants, and L-2, E-3, and J-2 dependents.
- Students: Optional Practical Training (OPT)
- Adjustment of Status Applicants
- Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Dependents: L-2, E-3, and J-3 Visas
- How to Handle Long Delays
- How to Secure an Expedite with USCIS
- Court Action: Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, Writ of Mandamus
- Timing to Renew in Light of Processing Delays and Automatic Extensions
- Best Practices for I-9 Completion for Employer and Employee
AILA Membership Benefit – Access to Free Seminar Recordings (CLE Credit Available for $35)
Enjoy access to free seminar recordings (from October 2020–present) as an AILA Member. AILA encourages live attendance for those wishing to ask the speaker questions. CLE credit is included with purchase for live participants.
Recordings will be available approximately two weeks after the live event date. AILA members can access these seminars, with no CLE credit, for free. Recordings are CLE eligible in most jurisdictions and an administration fee is required to obtain CLE credit.
Nicole Simon (DL), USCIS Case Assistance Vice Chair, Philadelphia, PA
Nicole Simon is the managing partner of Landau, Hess, Simon, Choi & Doebley in Philadelphia, PA. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the AILA USCIS Case Assistance Liaison Committee and previously held the roles of Vice Chair of the USCIS Service Center Operations Liaison Committee and as Chair of the VSC Liaison Committee. Nicole is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Anna Stepanova, Owings Mills, MD
Anna Stepanova is an Assistant Managing Attorney at the Murthy Law Firm. Ms. Stepanova handles a large variety of employment and family based immigration matters, from F-1 student matters to complex RFEs and appeals. Ms. Stepanova received her J.D. from the University of Iowa in 2004.
Cynthia A. Irvine, Kent, WA
Cynthia A. Irvine has practiced immigration law exclusively for over 24 years. She is a founding partner of Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC, located in Kent, Washington. Her private practice focuses on family-based immigration matters, waiver applications, U visas, consular processing, removal defense, and administrative and federal court appeals. She is an active AILA member and a former Chapter Chair of the Washington State Chapter.
Doug Russo, Nashville, TN
Doug Russo is the Owner and Managing Member of Rose Immigration Law Firm in Nashville, TN. He assists individual and corporate clients with employment and family immigration. His employment practice ranges from small corporations to large, multinational entities. He has presented at AILA conferences on O&P visas, labor certification, business immigration hot topics, and others. He earned his J.D. from Belmont University’s College of Law in 2014 and was part of the first graduating class.
Eligible participants can receive up to 1.8 CLE credit hours. AILA will administer CLE credit only to individuals who register and log into the web seminar. AILA cannot verify your attendance and participation in this program unless you register directly for the web seminar and use your name to log in to participate in the program. Therefore, persons who log in or listen in on the web seminar as part of a group will not be able to obtain CLE credit.
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- The OnDemand Recording format does not qualify for CLE credit in the following jurisdictions: MO and PR. Please note that your jurisdiction may limit OnDemand credit based on the date of the original presentation. View the OnDemand Downloadable Expiration Chart for more details.
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