Intro to Prosecutorial Discretion

Intro to Prosecutorial Discretion

Intro to Prosecutorial Discretion - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 10/5/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

If you didn’t practice immigration law before the Trump administration, then prosecutorial discretion (PD) may be a foreign concept. This seminar, also the perfect refresher, will teach you how to navigate negotiations with the Office of Principal Legal Advisor, how to understand memos, and how to use memos to your client’s advantage.

Featured Topics:

  • Who Is Eligible for PD?
  • How Do I Request PD?
  • What Should I Submit with My Request?
  • What Can PD Do for My Client?
  • How Do I Talk to My Client About Prosecutorial Discretion?

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Natalia Riveros-Jacobsen (DL), Oklahoma City, OK
Natalia Riveros-Jacobsen is the of-counsel managing attorney for Michael Brooks-Jimenez P.C. She is the current USCIS AILA Liaison for the Oklahoma City Field Office. Mrs. Riveros-Jacobsen received her J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law (2010) .

Felipe Alexandre, Flushing, NY
Felipe Alexandre is a passionate immigration lawyer who owns and manages Alexandre Law and Advanced Global (AG) Immigration with offices throughout the United States. He currently serves on AILA Southern California Chapter's Asylum Committee and is committed to fighting for the rights of victims of persecution. He received his J.D. from Indiana University in 2010 and is licensed in New York. He is fluent in six languages and loves using them to serve others.

Flomy Javier Diza, San Francisco, CA
Flomy Javier Diza is a partner at Reeves Immigration Law Group. He supervises the offices in San Francisco and Manila. He obtained his JD in the University of the City of Manila in the Philippines. He is certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law.

Patricia B. Minikon, Greenbelt, MD
Patricia B. Minikon is the founder of Minikon Law, LLC. She is the past chair of the AILA D.C. Chapter AIC Writing Contest Committee and a member of the Maryland State Bar Association's Immigration Council.  Ms. Minikon received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law (1992).

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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