AC22: Pandemic Errors - It’s Not the Mistakes, But How You Deal with It, That Matters

AC22: Pandemic Errors - It’s Not the Mistakes, But How You Deal with It, That Matters

Release Date: 6/15/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
MP4 60 min. Yes

The stress, mental exhaustion, and work from home difficulties caused by the pandemic has made the practice of law extremely challenging. Most practitioners will admit to having made errors during this time. Unfortunately, as we know, immigration law is a field in which a minor typo can have dire consequences for our clients. It’s happened to all of us, but they say the things you learn the hard way are the things that stick with you the longest. Panelists will discuss best practices for addressing errors made and avoiding them in the future.

  • Common Errors and Mistakes Made During the Pandemic
  • Should We Be Reviewing Work Performed During the Early Days of the Pandemic?
  • Do I Really Have to Tell My Client? Tips in Communicating Errors to Clients
  • If I Ignore It, Will It Go Away? What Could Happen? When to Seek Assistance
  • Worst Case Scenarios: Denials, Having Your Client Seek Other Counsel, and Whether You Need Your Own Attorney
  • Establishing Protocols and Best Practices to Avoid Errors, Particularly in Reviewing Electronically

Please review the following information:

  • AILA applies for accreditation upon attorneys’ request after participation for the following states: AR, DE, IA, ID, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MS, OR, TN and WY. Programs are typically approved.
  • Florida and Rhode Island - Attorneys must apply on their own for approval of seminars in FL and RI. Programs are typically approved.
  • 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.

Eligible participants can receive up to 1.2 ethics credits in 50-minute jurisdictions and 1 ethics credit in 60-minute jurisdictions. 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.

Please note that your jurisdiction may limit the amount of distance learning credit you can earn. To view details on your jurisdiction's credit restrictions and CLE requirements, visit the CLE Center. The 2022 AILA Annual Conference Recordings are valid 1 year through June 15th, 2023.

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